Last month British Airways launched ‘Dream Tickets’. This is a new 2-4-1 promotion for First Class cash tickets.
The opening offer was for Cape Town. It was hugely successful, judging by the number of readers who told me they had booked.
Tw0 new routes are now bookable. They were NOT added to the Dream Tickets home page here at the time of writing but the fares are bookable.
Here is the deal:
£4,716 for two people to Shanghai or Beijing in First Class
Book by 24th August, travel between 1st October 2018 and 30th April 2019
£4,716 reflects the fact that 2018 is the 4716th Chinese year.
Don’t book this.
Instead, go here to the BA Holidays premium holidays site. Book your First Class flights and throw in a car rental or cheap hotel instead. You should see a substantial fall in what you pay. Far cheaper than just booking the flight on its own …. When the Cape Town offer was running, the price dropped by £200 per person and you got the car as well.
To maximise your miles when paying, your best bet is the British Airways American Express Premium Plus card which earns double Avios (3 per £1) when you book at ba.com or via BA Holidays. You do not get double Avios if you book with the free British Airways American Express card.
Another option is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold which offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you book flight tickets directly with an airline.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses.
There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 30,000 Avios.
30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)