Here are the rules:
- Book by Friday 14th February
- Travel dates vary by route and are, frankly, VERY restricted on some of them
- Two people must travel
Full details of this offer and the valid travel dates are on this page of ba.com.
The most interesting deals are the three Club Europe routes from London Gatwick, to Bergamo, Nice and Porto. These work out from £160 return per person. This is a very decent deal if you want to pick up 80 British Airways Executive Club tier points whilst having a pleasant short break.
The pictures in this article are from my trip to Porto last week.
Short-haul in Club Europe:
Barcelona – £368 for two people
Bergamo (from Gatwick) – £319 for two people
Budapest – £446 for two people
Nice (from Gatwick) – £389 for two people
Paris – £416 for two people
Porto (from Gatwick) – £349 for two people
Prague – £444 for two people
Rome – £534 for two people
Venice – £466 for two people
Long-haul in Club World:
Abu Dhabi – £2,800 for two people
Bangkok – £3,999 for two people
Boston – £2,999 for two people
Cape Town – £5,499 for two people
Chicago – £2,999 for two people
Dubai – £3,000 for two people
Durban – £5,299 for two people
Johannesburg – £5,299 for two people (or £1,980 in the Lufthansa sale!)
Muscat – £3,800 for two people (saves a whopping £30 per person ……!)
Nashville – £2,999 for two people
New York – £2,999 for two people
Seychelles – £3,199 for two people
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.
PS. If you missed it, take a look at our recent article on 10 reasons to get the FREE British Airways American Express credit card.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 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:
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.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.