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Excellent Christmas & New Year USA fares from £1,061 on British Airways from France & Germany

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British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair – all British Airways partners, and all earning Avios and BA tier points – have launched some excellent Winter deals from France and Germany to the United States.

If you are looking for a Christmas break in the US sun, this could be the one to book.

How cheap?  We’re talking under £1,100 return in Business Class.  This INCLUDES Christmas week.

Here is Christmas week in Orlando out of Germany for example.  Click to enlarge.  The cost is €1,305 which is £1,132.

British Airways Christmas deals

Here is Christmas week in Atlanta out of Paris.  The cost is €1,223, which is £1,061.

Cheap British Airways fares

Available destinations seem to include (and there will be more):

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Charleston
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Houston
  • Key West
  • Las Vegas
  • Nashville
  • New Orleans
  • Orlando
  • Palm Beach
  • Phoenix
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Seattle
  • Tampa

Here are the fare rules:

Book by 21st May (although they may get pulled earlier – this article was published on Tuesday afternoon so if you are reading this on Wednesday morning and can’t find them, they’re dead)

Fly outbound between 24th-30th November or 24th December – 7th January

Fly inbound between 23rd-30th November or 22nd December – 3rd January

Minimum stay of three days

Stopover in London, Madrid or Helsinki costs €150 plus any extra taxes (which means a lot of APD if stopping in the UK)

You can price this from various cities in France and Germany.

You can book at ba.com as usual.

If you want to maximise your credit card rewards when booking, your best choices are British Airways American Express Premium Plus (double Avios on BA flight bookings so you earn 3 Avios per £1) or American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (double points on airline bookings so you earn 2 Membership Rewards points per £1).

However, as your booking is in Euro, you should use a 0% FX credit card if you have one, even if it does not earn any rewards.

Learn more about the credit cards mentioned above

Here is the legally required interest rate information on the credit cards mentioned above, together with links to our detailed reviews:

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold – sign-up bonus of 10,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend £3,000 in three months – apply hereour American Express Gold review is here – representative APR 57.6% variable including fee (free in year 1) based on a notional £1200 credit limit, interest rate on purchases 22.9% variable

British Airways American Express Premium Plus – sign-up bonus of 25,000 Avios when you spend £3,000 in three months – apply hereour BA Amex Premium Plus review is here – representative APR 76.0% variable including fee based on a notional £1200 credit limit, interest rate on purchases 22.9% variable

Disclaimer: Head for Points is a journalistic website. Nothing here should be construed as financial advice, and it is your own responsibility to ensure that any product is right for your circumstances. Recommendations are based primarily on the ability to earn miles and points and do not consider interest rates, service levels or any impact on your credit history.  By recommending credit cards on this site, I am – technically – acting as a credit broker.  Robert Burgess, trading as Head for Points, is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a credit broker.

Comments (25)

  • Peter Taysum says:

    I don’t think error fares. I’ve just bought ex CDG to SEA inc Car hire for €1400. Just impossible to use the BA website. Four password changes later (and I’m still locked out of the app) but I got them. 460 TP (CDG to JFK to SEA, back LHR to CDG).

    Phoned BA (Silver Line) and they said they can’t do that. Pretty sure that’s just ignorance?!?!? Great sale price and yet BA supremely BAD customer service, and dreadful IT. I got asked for my passport number a month back for ID purposes (I was at LHR so had it) when calling. I know they lost a load of data TWICE, but they really need to sort out IT.