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British Airways Caribbean flight discounts – Club World business class from £1,399

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British Airways has added some additional Caribbean discounts to the current sale, for Autumn travel.

All are priced at £1,399 return.  The destinations included are:

  • Antigua
  • Bridgetown / Barbados
  • Grenada
  • Kingston

  • Port of Spain
  • Providenciales
  • St Kitts
  • St Lucia
  • Tobago

You need to travel out between 18th August and 2nd October, returning by 9th October.

Clearly this is hurricane season in some parts of the Caribbean, but the risk varies sharply by island so do your research.   Barbados, for example, has not been hit by a hurricane since 1955.

You should also price up any booking via BA Holidays as well as looking at ‘flight only’, since this could lead to additional savings.  You could try a ‘flight and car’ booking if you were determined to book your accomodation separately.

Booking via BA Holidays brings other benefits too – you can just pay a deposit now (the balance is due seven weeks before departure) and you earn 1 extra Avios per £1 spent.  Your flights also earn Avios and tier points as usual.  The only downside is that your flights will not earn points in the BA On Business small business loyalty scheme.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2023)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

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

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

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

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 30,000 points bonus, worth 30,000 Avios, until 4th February 2023 Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year 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.

Comments (146)

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  • Anon says:

    Best T3 OneWorld lounge? (business class, sapphire status)

    • Shoestring says:

      there’s no best, Cathay Pacific is OK for noodles, Champagne, comfy chair & footstool looking out to runway – Qantas great for airy spaciousness, Aussie fizz, fresh salad/ veggie stuff & carved roast lamb at 5pm, gin bar – AA good for JDs on ice & snacks, decent self pour bar – BA has an extensive wine collection, more Champagne on demand

      BA is too crowded sometimes/ try a couple of the others (or all 4) would be my advice

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Personal preference is now Qantas. But if you enjoy a few hours in the airport try the Cathay one too.

  • Freddy says:

    Virgin Atlantic credit card+ has the increased 25000 points again for new sign ups

  • cristian rivera says:

    quick question why is the a350 no showing for dubai from octuber onwards looking for end of next year but is not show . thank you

  • Crafty says:

    Just as I settle on a pseudo permanent strategy, the plates shift again…

    No confirmation on the fee?

    • LST says:

      It’s still £75.00.
      Annoying change as this was my go to card and worked well with Emirates Skywards too. In the 9+ years I have held the card we managed to earn at 1:1 Starwood and then 1:3 Bonvoy meaning we could collect a decent number of points and also received many outsized rewards such as regular suite upgrades. 1:2 is a big cut in the earning rare, but even so it still seems to be the best hotel earning card out there?
      Need to decide whether to keep it or change to another hotel loyalty earning card. Any ideas?
      LST

      • Freddy says:

        It is now an equivalent 1% card, may go to the IHG premium card and have the two year break from amex

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Yes the fee stays at £75

    • Freddy says:

      Same £75 fee…

    • Planeconcorde says:

      Fee remains at £75 per annum.

  • Simon says:

    I was very happy with the SPG card. Whilst I’m not particularly surprised at the devaluation I simply can’t justify keeping it now.

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