New British Airways sale now on!

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British Airways has launched its Winter sale, following a slight delay caused by drone-gate.  You can take a look at what is available via this special page of

I will do a full analysis in a couple of days when I’ve been able to take a full look at pricing.

For now, I just want to flag up a few of the top deals in Club World.

British Airways Winter sale

Nashville, pictured above, is the star deal, with Club World return seats available for £1,377 in March.

New Orleans is also looking attractive, with Club World fares as low as £1,551.

New York is as low as £1,476 in October and around £1,500-£1,600 for much of the rest of 2019.

(These fares are all from BA’s Low Fare Finder tool which you can find here and are a little lower than the headline prices that BA itself if quoting on the sale website.)

Don’t forget BA Holidays

As usual, don’t book a Club World flight before pricing it up via BA Holidays – see here.  Adding a hotel or car can often cost little more, and sometimes less, than the flight itself.  BA Holidays also lets you lock in your trip now by only paying a small deposit, with the balance only due five weeks before travel.

And don’t forget ‘part pay with Avios’

Sale flights are still valid for ‘part pay with Avios’.  How much you save now varies by route and by class, and the value per point tends to get worse the more you try to discount, but it is always worth taking a look at what is on offer for your particular ticket.

A Nashville Club World booking offered me:

  • £50 off for 6,250 Avios (0.80p per Avios)
  • £110 off for 16,000 Avios (0.69p)
  • £150 off for 24,750 Avios (0.61p)
  • £190 off for 34,000 Avios (0.56p)
  • £280 off for 55,000 Avios (0.51p)

Travel dates

There are also deals in Economy and short-haul Club Europe, include short break deals via BA Holidays.

As usual, travel dates are all over the place depending on whether you are travelling short haul or long haul, whether you are flying from Gatwick, City or Heathrow, and what travel class you are flying in.  In general you’ll find you can book from early January to either May / June 2019 or mid December 2019.

Look out for a longer article in a day or so when I’ve had time to digest the details.  The BA sale website is here if you want to take a closer look.

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 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.

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  1. First is on sale as well. Typically 200 quid more than CW each way.

    Just bagged a RT to LAX in First for about 3 grand. Not super cheap, but not bad esp as I will earn 37,000 Avios (am BA Gold) plus another 10,000 Avios for buying it on my card with triple miles.

  2. Harry Hv says:

    Crude oil price now less than in 2016, let’s wait for 2019 sales

    • Mr(s) Entitled says:

      In recent months crude has dropped but airlines hedge their purchases so it may be a while, if at all, before that flows through.

      The £ has also taken a long and continued hammering. I would imagine BA has a lot of currency expsoure here not just to crude (which is $ denominated) but also plane leases, landing and operational charges in their key US market etc.

      I dont think this is a golden time for airlines.

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