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Interesting British Airways First Class flight deals to the US

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British Airways is running some compelling deals to North America for travel in First. It is not clear whether this is part of the sale they are running or whether these are simply good fares – although frankly nobody is complaining.

Here are the lead-in prices:

Atlanta £1948
Austin £1979
Charleston £2048
Chicago £1944
Dallas £2071
Denver £1948
Houston £1996
Las Vegas £2167
Mexico City £2148

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Miami £2093
Nashville £1903
New Orleans £1853
New York £2148
Phoenix £2117
Pittsburg £1995
San Diego £2061
Seattle £1944
Vancouver £2174
Washington DC £1910

The easiest way to find these fares is via the BA Low Fare Finder, which you can sort by cabin class.  Oddly, some destinations in Canada and Florida appear exempt and are selling for the low, low price of £8,000+….

The rules are that you must book by the 24th September. Outbound flights are permitted Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday whilst inbound flights are for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. You must stay over a Saturday night.

These prices are for travel from early January until very early April, which is before most schools break up for Easter.

You may be able to price these with car rental or hotels via BA Holidays, which often leads to further savings.

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 at ba.com or via BA Holidays.  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.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 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:

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

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

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

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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

(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.)