I don’t want to suggest that the threat of the British Airways pilots strike has left forward bookings in premium cabins looking a little thin, but British Airways has launched an exceptionally good sale in Club World and First Class.
When BA runs a great sale, it is usually for travel many, many months in advance.
Not this one.
If you have a long-haul Avios redemption booked before the end of September, you should do the maths and decide whether to cancel and replace it with a cash flight.
You must book by 19th August and travel between 19th August and 30th September. This means, if you are able to squeeze in a last-minute getaway – and you are confident that the pilots strike will be settled – you can get a great deal.
You need to travel with a companion to get these deals. There is nothing here for the solo traveller I’m afraid.
The following routes are £2019 for two people in Club World:
- New York
- Las Vegas
- New Orleans
- Abu Dhabi
If you can dig a little deeper, we have:
- £2399 for two – Dallas, Atlanta, Austin, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto
- £2998 for two – Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok
- £2999 for two – Mumbai, Chennai, Lagos, Abuja
- £2305 for two – Antigua
- £2332 for two – Barbados
- £2399 for two – Toronto
- £2998 for two – Bangkok, Beijing
- £3019 for two – Accra
- £3998 for two – Tokyo
There are also some Club Europe deals if you look at the sale page of ba.com, although nothing to get too excited about.
For an even better deal, take a look at the BA Holidays website here.
- Dubai: Club World flights plus three nights at a 4* hotel from £1069 per person
- New York: Club World flights plus three nights at a 4* hotel from £1199 per person
- Las Vegas: Club World flights plus three nights at a 4* hotel from £1149 per person
- Dominican Republic: Club World flights plus seven nights all-inclusive at a 4* hotel from just £1359 per person
And in First Class …..
BA has highlighted the following – I’m not sure what other routes may be available but it is worth checking all the routes with Club World deals listed above:
- £3019 for two – New York
- £3019 for two – Miami
How should you pay?
When it comes to paying, remember that you earn double Avios (3 per £1) on ba.com transactions charged to the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card.
Alternatively, you get double points (2 per £1) on all airline transactions charged to the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card.
How to book
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)