31st January is your last chance to book in the British Airways Winter sale. You can take a look at what is available via this special page of ba.com.
(It may or may not be a coincidence that the BA promotion above starts one day later on 1st February.)
Nashville, pictured below, is the star deal, with Club World return seats available for £1,376 in March. New Orleans is also looking attractive with Club World fares as low as £1,541.
The Caribbean looks interesting – Kingston £1,214, Punta Cana £1,493, San Jose £1,494 and so on.
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)
There are also deals in Economy and short-haul Club Europe, including 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 up to either May / June 2019 or mid December 2019.
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 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.)