Here are the best Business and First Class deals in the new British Airways sale

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British Airways has launched a new sale, with deals in every class from First to World Traveller and Euro Traveller.

The home page for the premium class part of the sale is here.  You can book until 25th September.

Travel dates are all over the place and it would take me a full article just to list all the permutations.  On most routes you can travel until March 2019 but that statement hides a lot of variability.  Advance purchase restrictions also vary and can be as high as 50 days, so don’t plan on a last-minute getaway to New York JFK ……

You should take a look at the small print at the bottom of the sale website for all the travel date details.

We will look at Premium Economy deals in a separate article soon.  We won’t focus on Economy deals, but you can see what is available via this sale page of ba.com.  The headline fare to New York is £317 return.

British Airways business first class sale

The easiest way to check out the best prices to a specific destination is with the British Airways Low Fare Finder tool on ba.com. This will show you the cheapest price on any route, in any class, on month by month basis.

If you can be flexible with dates, there are some decent fares available.

In general, fares in First and Club World are similar to what we saw in the January sale although this masks some route by route variation.  I picked out in Club World:

  • Atlanta £1,475
  • Boston £1,335
  • Chicago £1,350
  • Las Vegas £1,624
  • New York £1,343
  • Philadelphia £1,297
  • Antigua £1,696
  • Kingston £1,197
  • Punta Cana £1,150
  • St Lucia £1,497
  • Amman £1,100
  • Abu Dhabi £1,600
  • Dubai £1,699
  • Cape Town £1,966
  • Johannesburg £2,011
  • Seychelles £1,932
  • Lima £1,796
  • Tel Aviv £1,232
  • Delhi £1,749
  • Bangkok £1,763
  • Shanghai £1,808
  • Tokyo £2,245

In First Class, I spotted:

(EDIT: Many of these First Class fares had been increased as of 5th September)

  • Boston £1,976
  • Chicago £1,901
  • New York £2,006
  • San Francisco £2,391
  • Tel Aviv £1,632
  • Singapore £2,781
  • Seychelles £2,663
  • Johannesburg £2,832

There are also deals on European Club Europe short-haul flights with some destinations at £225 return or less for 80 tier points. I spotted Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bilbao, Billund, Bologne, Bordeaux, Cologne, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Genoa, Gibraltar, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Limoges, Luxembourg, Lyon, Malaga, Marseilles, Milan, Nice, Nuremberg, Palma, Paris, Prague, Seville, Stuttgart, Tallinn, Toulouse, Turin, Valencia, Venice and Zagreb. These fares will require a Saturday night stay.

One to note is Helsinki from £238 return.  This is a ‘160 tier points’ route (80 tier points each way) which means that a weekend break here is a cheap way to get your nearer Bronze, Silver or Gold status.  I list all the 160 tier point Club Europe routes in this article.  If you’re in Scotland, Glasgow to Helsinki (via Heathrow) is £341 return for 240 tier points.

Remember that ‘Part Pay With Avios’ (details here) can be used with these fares.  Think twice before using this, however, as you generally get little more than a poor 0.5p per Avios at the higher levels.

BA Holidays sale deals

BA Holidays is also running deals

It is well worth pricing up BA’s ‘flight and hotel’ or ‘flight and car’ options.  Adding a hotel, even a one-star one, or a small car can bring down the cost to less than the flight itself.

I strongly recommend popping over to BA Holidays here and doing a test booking before booking anything as ‘flight only’.

Another benefit of booking your flight as a holiday is that you only pay a deposit now with the balance due five weeks before departure.  To top it off, you get a bonus 1 Avios per £1 spent when booking via BA Holidays.

Here are a few examples of BA Holidays pricing:

Palma –  Club Europe flights and 3 nights at a 4-star hotel from £238 per person

Venice –  Club Europe flights and 2 nights at a 4-star hotel from £259 per person

New York – Club World flights and 4 nights at a 4-star hotel from £1,536 per person

Dubai –  Club World flights and 3 nights at a 4-star hotel from £1,632 per person

Las Vegas –  Club World flights and 5 nights at a 4-star hotel from £1,752 per person

Barbados –  Club World flights and 7 nights at a 4-star hotel from £1,865 per person

Club World holiday deals are here and Club Europe holiday deals are here.

The best thing to do if you are interested is to go to ba.com and have a look around.  The full BA premium sale details are here.

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Comments

  1. KBuffett says:

    Does anyone know why I can’t find any redemption details for LHR-SEZ?
    Ideally I’d like to use my 2-4-1 ?

  2. O/T. I am BA gold this year and not flown much. I have only racked up a few hundred tier points, do BA offer soft landing I.e silver next year?

  3. Does anyone know if Air France will have a sale soon? I’m looking to book business class flights to Cuzco via Paris (From NCL). At the moment it’s just over £2.2k please for end of April. Thanks !

  4. I can’t see any first class flights that match the prices shown in this article using the low fare finder?

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