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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).


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – June 2021 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our June 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the other top current deals:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers.

Amex American Express Business Gold card

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

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.

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