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.

And more Black Friday: £25 off Lufthansa, more Virgin Atlantic deals, Qatar Airways deals, Opodo discounts
Two best Black Friday flight offers: Air New Zealand £179 to LA, Air China business to Asia and Oz for £1000-£1300

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Comments

  1. Dan Early says:

    I’ve got Avios to burn as part payment and need 260 tier points to hit Silver – Any suggestions on a low run to somewhere using this sale that would make sense?

    • A Club World return is one hit.

      Far cheaper would be 2 x Club Europe returns on 160 TP routes – long weekends in Malta, Helsinki, Athens etc.

      The Inverness flight mentioned here (£350 to Abu Dhabi in WTP) would be 180 TP for the long haul plus whatever the short-haul earns.

    • With respect to Rob FT is a much better resource for this sort of question. You need to offer more information to get better answers. When by, being quite critical, along with how much time do you have for the TP run. 260 points is quite a long way short of silver, put another way you’re bronze + 40. Is there a reason you value silver if by normal flying you’re only hitting 340?

  2. Warning for anyone on Club World flights from LGW, BA have a new caterer as of last week. Was not impressed with quality and the fact 2 of my 3 hot dishes were served cold, emailed Rob the details.

  3. JL Bourque says:

    Hi
    It will be first time I use my avios points

    I wish to go to bali in January 2021

    I live in Montreal

    What is best way to spend my Avios points

    I have about 500,000

    Is it possible with cathay pacific in business class

    • Yes, you can use Cathay. Seats are only bookable 11 months in advance though, so plenty of time to look for potential routings.

  4. OT if you included a sliver member in your booking, am I right in thinking you all get free seat allocation ? So does that mean if you then cancelled the silver members seat you would still all keep the other seats allocated.

    Cheers

    • Probably – put it this way, if you lose your BA status then you don’t lose your seat allocations, unless you start messing around in the booking.

    • The farther away the flight the bigger chance you’ll lose the seats. Aircraft change, if it’s Europe changing the size of the CE cabin, all make BA revisit the seating, and then you lose the seats.

    • Actually you don’t.
      You can book including the silver/gold member to trigger the free seat assignment. Then call up to cancel the status passenger off within 24hrs without penalty and the seat reservations stick for everyone else remaining.

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

    • 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’.

  6. 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

  7. 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

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