British Airways has brought back its regular ‘Upgrade to First’ offer.
Until 31st May, any Club World flight you purchase which is ticketed in semi-flexible R, D, or C class, or a fully flexible J class, will receive a free one-way upgrade to First.
This is subject to availability and requires ‘A class’ cash tickets to still be available for sale in First.
You need to take the outbound flight between now and 28 August 2019, except for Tel Aviv and Delhi where you must fly out between 1st June and 28th August. You need to complete your travel by 30th August for Heathrow routes and 14th September for Gatwick routes.
Participating destinations are:
All services to the United States, Mexico and Canada on flights operated by American Airlines or British Airways
British Airways services to Abu Dhabi, Abuja, Accra, Bahrain, Barbados, Beijing, Cape Town, Delhi, Dubai, Durban, Grenada, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos, Moscow, Nairobi, Port of Spain, Riyadh, Seychelles, Shanghai, St Lucia, Tel Aviv and Tokyo
Full details are on ba.com here. Note that you can only book this over over the telephone – in the past, some corporate travel agents have also been able to book it.
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 direct with BA. 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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