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Book British Airways Club World flights from £1,172 in the BA Luxury Sale

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British Airways has launched a new flight sale and is offering some good savings on both premium flights and holiday packages which include a First or Business Class flight.

This looks to be a decent salewe’ve started to track British Airways sale fares and these fares are generally lower than we’ve seen in the last two promotions.

Travel dates vary by destination. You must book before 17th March.

British Airways luxury sale

All of the flight deals can be found on the British Airways website. The BA Holidays deals can be found here. We’ll explain later why booking via BA Holidays may be a better deal.

Don’t expect any fire sale deals due to coronavirus. Willie Walsh, the IAG Chief Executive, said during the 2019 results presentation yesterday that it wouldn’t happen. He has been caught out in the past by launching deeply discounted sales during periods of turbulence, only to find that he had no seats left to sell when business levels picked up.

What are the Club World business class flight deals?

There’s some very strongly discounted fares to be found to the US and particularly Canada.

We recommend using the Low Fare Finder tool on to see which months these fares are available.

Flights in Club World to Toronto, for example, are more than £200 cheaper than both the Winter and Centenary sales in 2019. Here’s our pick of the lowest fares:

  • Boston £1,172
  • Chicago £1,172
  • New York £1,172
  • Philadelphia £1,172
  • Miami £1,395
  • Montreal £1,171
  • Nashville £1,186
  • New Orleans £1,186
  • Toronto £1,147
  • Washington DC £1,172

Latin America and the Caribbean also have some attractive fares. Kingston, Mexico City, Grand Cayman and Nassau are all priced lower than they were for previous 2019 sales.

  • Kingston £1,314
  • Mexico City £1,397
  • Grand Cayman £1,591
  • Nassau £1,591
  • St Lucia £1,509
  • Rio £1,780

Whilst the Middle East and Africa prices aren’t quite as low as we have seen before, they are still much more attractive than they are in non-sale periods:

  • Cape Town £2,658
  • Durban £2,690
  • Johannesburg £2,584
  • Seychelles £1,800
  • Tel Aviv £1,141

Moscow is also available for £1,099 but you need to be careful to book onto a long-haul aircraft.

British Airways First Class luxury sale

And in First Class…

There’s a good selection of First Class routes to North America for under £2,000, which isn’t something you see too often:

  • Chicago: £1,993
  • Las Vegas £1,989
  • San Diego £1,984
  • San Francisco £1,984
  • San Jose £1,984
  • Seattle £1,984
  • Phoenix £1,984
  • Portland £1,989
  • Toronto £1,974
  • Vancouver £1,965

In addition Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Nashville and Washington DC all come in under £2,100.

The sale isn’t as impressive outside North America for First, but these are worth highlighting:

  • Mexico City £2,213
  • Mumbai £2,442
  • Abu Dhabi £2,205
  • Seychelles £2,500
  • Tel Aviv £1,541

Get an even better deal with BA Holidays

There are also some good deals over at BA Holidays, assuming you are happy to package in a hotel with your flight.

We’ve mentioned this before, but you can make substantial savings when you book a flight+hotel deal with BA Holidays. For example, in the Luxury Sale the Club World flight price to Miami starts at £1,395 pp. However, if you book Club World flights and 4 nights in a hotel in Miami via BA Holidays, packages start from £1,499pp.

Some headline Club World deals are:

  • Boston from £1,259 per person – Flying out from Heathrow in Club World on 23rd November 2020 and staying at the Boston Park Plaza for 4 nights
  • Miami from £1,499 per person – Departing 7th May 2020 and staying 4 nights in a 4* hotel in Miami’s South Beach area. Flights are return from Heathrow and in Club World.
  • New Orleans from £1,669 per person – This offer includes 5 nights in New Orleans staying at the New Orleans Marriott. Flights are Club World return from London Heathrow. Here’s the real shocker – this one is available in school holidays! Flights are available on 6th August, which land back on 12th August (return is an overnight departing 11th August).

Remember that you don’t need to pay now when you book a BA Holidays package. You just pay a deposit and can settle the balance up to five weeks before departure.

You also earn an extra 1 Avios per £1 when you book BA Holidays packages. This is on top of the standard Avios you receive from the flight and the double Avios you would receive if you pay with a British Airways Premium Plus credit card.

The only downside is that flights booked as part of a BA Holidays package do not earn anything in the BA On Business SME loyalty scheme.


You can see full details of offers and fares in the Luxury Sale section of the BA website here. It is also worth using the Low Fare Finder tool on to track down destinations and fares and which months they’re available. The sale ends on 17th March.

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 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.

There are also some good short-haul deals in Club Europe. We will look at those in a separate article in a couple of days.

PS.  If you missed it, take a look at our recent article on the top 10 reasons why you should get the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (March 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Successfully apply for either of the Barclaycard Avios credit cards by 2nd April 2023 and you will be entered into a free draw to win ONE MILLION AVIOS! Full details are on the application forms here (free) and here (paid). This competition is exclusive to Head for Points readers. T&C apply.

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

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

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios 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.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.

Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) 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 (56)

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  • Caroline Scott says:

    Just wondered if you can use an AMEX 241 voucher via BA Holidays? Thanks in advance

  • Roger says:

    Just a data point

    I take Iberia flight from Heathow to Madrid every week.
    This is the long-haul aircraft A340.
    I get offered Y to J upgrade every time, it used to be about £85 to upgrade.
    Now for the past two weeks the offer has been around £60.

    While I do not need an upgrade as I don’t see any value, you can see airlines are adapting to the situation with travel

  • Boon says:

    How are BA Holiday packages covered if BA cancels the flights (ie due to coronavirus) or if the UK government issues a travel advisory against non-essential travel?

    Do you get a full refund or just the flights?

    • Chabuddy geezy says:

      BA cancelled one of my flights before and offered a refund of everything on a holiday package.

  • MarkZ says:

    Greetings from 33000 feet over the North Atlantic heading towards Greenland! I don’t know if this has been mentioned before but passengers in First now get free WiFi for one device for the whole flight. By the way, I’m in Club World, and have paid £19.99 for the whole flight, up £5 from last July when I last flew Club World.

  • Secret Squirrel says:

    LHR – BOS was cheaper than this a week ago in F before the sale?

  • Clive says:

    Seems like there are some very good deals from CDG to the US on OW

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Extremely good but looks like 5 days minimum stay

      • Zoe says:

        Seems to be from 21st April onwards and includes summer peak and Xmas

        • Colin MacKinnon says:

          Yep, to Denver for £1050 or so – but return via CLT rather than London (so harder to bin last flight).

          Might now get to grandson’s christening!

  • Graeme says:

    It depends if you consider BA Business class as luxury.. I don’t. Just did BKK-MAN-BKK out on QR and back on BA. Husband was with me on the return so we used the 2-4-1. Really don’t see us spending any actual money to fly BA again, especially when their fares are 50% higher than QR or AY..

  • Peter Gough says:

    I was danger close to booking a Club World sale seat from LHR to Boston until i saw how much it costs to pre book your seats! At that point i binned the booking and will fly with either Aer Lingus or Virgin Atlantic instead.

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