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

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  1. Klaus-Peter Dudas says:

    How is the inbound date range before the outbound range?

  2. Harry heinstein says:

    You are late for the party. The nightclub has closed.

    • babyg says:

      i managed to get some Vegas flights from Amsterdam this morning for £1180…. – prices have risen sharply, but still some routes left…

      • The AMS fares were cancelled within 2 hours. 🙁 1700’s now BOOO

        • Michael says:

          Where these error fares then?

          I thought there was only a certain amount of cheap seats and when they’re gone you pay the next band.

  3. Thanks

  4. Hmnn…3hrs to get from LHR to LGW on Christmas Eve. Could be tight on the M25.

    • I’d change that… Remember if you miss your connection, everything else is likely to be fully booked leaving you without a plan B.

    • Lady London says:

      Don’t even think about it. And have you ever been on the M23 trying to get to Gatwick if there’s snow? Just don’t.

    • ChrisC says:

      Do you really have 3 hours. Don’t forget BA checkin deadline is 60mins prior to departure for long haul.

  5. Aston100 says:

    What is better, using the BAPP or using a 0 fx card?

  6. Charlieface says:

    Rob I thought you don’t do airline codes?

    • Shoestring says:

      he does VA all the time 🙂

    • We don’t, rare exception due to space!

      • Bagoly says:

        And unlike VA, I can’t see any ambiguity in those three.

        Which others are potential confusing rather than just obscure?
        EL looks to be one.

  7. Hi, works from INV right into Feb?Mar next year – and allows a return to GLA or EDI. OK, total is c£1200, but still pretty good!

    • Colin MacKinnon says:

      Bought CDG-LHR-Denver return, out in late Feb and back late March, with a 22 hour overnight in London on the way back (Which unfortunately I will miss) for £1111 ! Fantastic Rib, many thanks.

  8. riku2 says:

    If you fly Finnair to the US and have a status card with BA then you should try to book with a BA flight number because a finnair flight with BA flight number will earn 100% bonus for BA gold card holders. The same flight with an AY flight number gets 0% bonus, even though the prices will be the same.
    And i’ve had success booking FRA-DFW with a BA flight number when the AA flight number had zero availability in the cheaper premium economy booking classes, the same plane with BA code was about 40% cheaper.

  9. David says:

    Got CDG-LAX + car for £1370

  10. 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.

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