Via Flyertalk, there is a very interesting ‘flight and car’ deal currently available to Johannesburg in the BA sale.
You can get a Club World business class flight, plus a car, for £1250. It is a little bit cheaper if two people travel.
You need to book this via BA Holidays – click here for their business class holidays page.
Here is a screen shot for a one week holiday in January, which is peak season in South Africa.. Click to enlarge:
The best pricing is Johannesburg from £1250. Cape Town is more expensive at £1691, based on a solo traveller. Durban is £1610. These prices are available well into 2019, and drop further if two travel together. Availability is slim for more than two people.
You can also book this deal with an inclusive hotel. The cheapest option for Jo’burg when I checked was the Holiday Inn Express Sandton which comes out at £1341 per person, based on two sharing, for seven nights with Club World flights.
For comparison, buying the Jo’burg flight as ‘flight only’ in the BA sale would cost £2274 for the dates in my example.
Another benefit of using BA Holidays is that you only need to pay a deposit now, with the balance due five weeks before departure.
Have a play around on the BA Holidays site here.
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 (June 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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