As part of its 100th birthday celebrations, British Airways will be selling 100 long-haul Economy seats each day for £200 return, ie £100 each way.
Different routes will be offered each day between Monday and Thursday at noon.
There will be two different destinations each day, to include the USA, Africa and South America over the course of the week.
Tickets will be made available at noon exactly. ba.com will collapse at around 12.00:05 ….
Destinations will be listed on this special page of ba.com.
On Monday the destinations were New York and Cape Town. On Tuesday it was Abu Dhabi and Boston. On Wednesday it was Pittsburgh and Rio.
Travel dates have varied by destination so it is impossible to predict what will be offered on Thursday. The window is generally about four weeks.
These tickets have booked into ‘M’ class in general but this is not guaranteed. This means that you can upgrade them later to World Traveller Plus if Avios reward seats open up. Do note, however, that this will trigger the higher rate of Air Passenger Duty plus additional BA surcharges so it won’t be cheap.
As an Avios earning opportunity, this is surprisingly good. A BA Blue member would earn 6,020 Avios and 80 tier points return from the Cape Town offer. A BA Gold would have earned a whopping 18,060 Avios return plus 80 tier points for their £200 outlay – and they got to visit Cape Town. Although 2 x 12-hour overnight flights in Economy is not exactly an easy way of earning cheap Avios ….
The promo page for BA’s 100th birthday sale offer is here.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(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.)