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Here are the British Airways Black Friday to Cyber Monday deals – anything interesting?

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British Airways has released its Black Friday deals.  

These went live today (28th) and run to Tuesday 3rd December.

It is a mixed bag and I’m not quite sure what to make of it.  They don’t appear too desperate to fill premium seats.

Details are the ba.com Black Friday page here.

British Airways Black Friday deals

There are actually FOUR different offers.

Offer 1:  Companion fares on Club Europe short-haul

British Airways is offering ‘companion deals’ on the following routes:

From Heathrow: Barcelona, Berlin, Billund, Bologna, Brussels, Basel, Budapest, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Hanover, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul “and more”

From Gatwick: Turin, Porto, Verona, Geneva, Salzburg, Bilbao, Grenoble, Bergamo, Faro, Naples, Sevilla, Nice, Jersey, Edinburgh, Dubrovnik, Glasgow

When you book for two people, Club Europe will price at exactly £100 per person, return, above the Euro Traveller price.

British Airways Black Friday deals

Offer 2:  Discounted World Traveller and World Traveller Plus tickets

There are ‘special fares’ on the following routes:

World Traveller:  Abu Dhabi, Durban, Johannesburg, Seychelles, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Osaka,
Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Grand Cayman, Cancun, Kingston

World Traveller Plus:  Cancun, Lima, Orlando, Mauritius, Tampa

Here are headline prices supplied by BA:

  • Abu Dhabi – £297 return
  • Las Vegas – £399 return
  • Kingston – £495 return
  • Johannesburg – £499 return
  • Grand Cayman – £649 return

British Airways Black Friday deals

Offer 3:  Guaranteed ‘buy up’ deals to World Traveller Plus

On the following routes, World Traveller Plus is being offered for a fixed premium over World Traveller.

There could be some good deals here if you also manage to upgrade your World Traveller Plus seat to Club World using Avios.  Remember that this requires Avios availability in Club World.

Remember that World Traveller Plus offers 90-100 tier points each way and a lot more Avios than World Traveller, so the ‘buy up’ is even better value than it looks.  Rhys will be doing a World Traveller Plus review next week, although it will be after this deal has closed.

Routes where WTP is £199 above WT:  Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Jeddah, Muscat, New Orleans, Osaka, Phoenix, Toronto, Washington

Routes where WTP is £249 above WT:  Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, New York, Austin, Pittsburgh, Tokyo

Routes where WTP is £299 above WT:  Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban

British Airways Black Friday deals

Offer 4:  Discounted Club World tickets

Club World discounting is very restricted this year (no ‘2 for £2019’ offer) and will be limited to the following routes:

Durban, Johannesburg, Austin, Nashville, Toronto, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore

Here are headline prices supplied by BA:

  • Johannesburg £2599
  • Toronto £1595 (Club Suite on the A350 departure)
  • Nashville £1595
  • Austin £1595

Travel dates: Johannesburg: 13/01/20 – 31/03/20, Toronto, Nashville and Austin: 23/12/19 – 29/12/19.

I will update this article during the day if more deals come to light.

Full details are on BA’s Black Friday page here.


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.)

Comments (75)

  • Linda says:

    Seems Nashville is on £1595 if you part pay with Avios, Otherwise its £1945 or there abouts.

    • Rob says:

      No, £1595 is the base price. BA sent me an example showing how you could get it for £895 using ‘part pay’ vs £1595 so that is definitely ‘all cash’.

  • Kevin says:

    Hi Rob,
    I’m not receiving your newsletters anymore (it’s been like a week now), and if I try to sign up again, I get an error message.
    Have you got trouble with your newsletters provider or else ?
    Miss read it every morning !
    Cheers
    Kevin

  • Peter L says:

    “Routes where WTP is £249 above WT: ”

    is that RoundTrip £249+ for Premium Eco on BA compared to Economy . I assume so. Nice deal then with lot of choices. Althougn ended now I suppose