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Great deal: book £1,050 British Airways Club World business class flights to Durban

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As part of its occasional ‘Dream Tickets’ promotions, British Airways is running a 2-4-1 offer on Club World tickets to Durban.

Full details are on here.  You must:

book by 1st March

travel between 1st April – 31st May or 1st July – 31st August

both passengers must travel together at all time

Dream Tickets British Airways Durban

The cost will be £2,099 for two tickets which is EXCELLENT value, albeit that you are heading into Winter.  Availability is limited so there is no guarantee you will see seats at that price for your chosen dates.

You can use ‘part pay with Avios’ to reduce the cost further but you’re getting well under 1p per point so I don’t recommend it.

If your ultimate destination is Cape Town or Johannesburg, remember that you can redeem Avios for direct Comair flights from Durban to both cities.  Full ‘Dream Tickets’ details are on this page.

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.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for the latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios from current offers and promotions.)

Comments (173)

  • Doug says:

    Can you please recommend ryokan and onsen in Kinugawa onsen area? Planning to do the 2 day trip to Nikko and sleeping there, been to Hakone before, I could do it again, but heard this area is famous too.

  • Orla says:

    With the Amex travel offer, I think i’ve Seen comments previously that it can be used to book in other currencies (although it specifies gbp) as long as it meets the spend requirement when converted to gbp. Could anyone please confirm if this is the case? Looking at booking a hotel in US before offer expires!

  • Shoestring says:


    Nobody talks about Toledo.

    One of the best little towns in the world & we all try to keep it secret.

    • Peter K says:

      Only Seat try to make it known via a car!

    • sedgie252 says:

      I agree Harry, a little gem of a place. On our last trip we also visited Segovia which has a lot in common but Toledo is much nicer.

  • Mike C says:

    Anyone had any experience of transferring Marriott Bonvoy points to Avianca? It’s been 10 days now since the transfer and they haven’t arrived. Marriott customer service are saying I must allow 6 weeks. 6 weeks! Sounds bonkers