There are some genuinely good deals here. We’ve started to track British Airways sale fares and these fares are generally lower than we’ve seen recently with some all-time low deals to be had too.
On some routes you can book as far in advance as 3rd October 2021.
All of the flight and holiday deals can be found on the British Airways website. We’ll explain later why booking via BA Holidays may be a better deal.
You must book before 3rd November. Travel dates vary by destination – visit the sale website and scroll down to the T&C’s at the bottom to see the full list.
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. Whilst travel is clearly heavily restricted in the short term, many routes can be booked at these fares for well into 2021.
We recommend using the Low Fare Finder tool on ba.com to see which months these fares are available.
Flights in Club World to Seattle, for example, are more than £200 cheaper than any other sale in the past 18 months. Here’s our pick of the best deals:
- Austin £1,391
- Charleston £1,486
- Denver £1,391
- Los Angeles £1,593
- New York £1,186
- Orlando £1,473
- Philadelphia £1,249
- Phoenix £1,491
- San Diego £1,491
- San Francisco £1,489
- San Jose £1,491
- Seattle £1,382 (£200 cheaper than any previous sale in the past 18 months)
- Tampa £1,566
- Toronto £1,273
Latin America and the Caribbean have some extremely attractive fares, with all-time low deals compared to previous sales:
- Buenos Aires £1,980
- Cancun £1,490
- Grand Cayman £1,591
- Grenada £1,400
- Kingston £1,196
- Lima £1,595
- Port of Spain £1,545
- Providenciales £1,558
- Punta Cana £1,195
- Rio de Janeiro £1,780
- San Jose (Costa Rica) £1,396
- Sao Paulo £1,780
- St Kitts £1,496
- St Lucia £1,355
- Tobago £1,499
There are also some attractive Middle East and Africa fares:
- Cape Town £1,980 (almost £1,000 cheaper than in previous sales)
- Dubai £1,480
- Durban £1,987
- Johannesburg £1,780
- Mauritius £1,645
- Muscat £1,591
- Tel Aviv £991 (cheapest sale fare ever!)
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:
- Austin £1,794
- Boston £1,789
- Charleston £1,971
- Chicago: £1,789
- Miami £1,989
- Nashville £1,889
- New Orleans £1,894
- New York £1,593
- Philadelphia £1,794
- San Francisco £1,889
- Seattle £1,789
- Toronto £1,693
And more. Outside of North America you’ll find:
- Cape Town £2,780
- Johannesburg £2,580
- Kuala Lumpur £2,679
- Mexico City £2,089
- Mumbai £2,082
- Santiago £3,280
- Sao Paulo £2,984
- Singapore £2,628
- Seychelles £2,331
- Tel Aviv £1,391
Get an even better deal with BA Holidays
There are also some good deals over at BA Holidays, assuming you are happy to package 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 Dubai starts at £1,480 pp. However, if you book Club World flights and 3 nights in a hotel in Dubai via BA Holidays, packages start from £1,325pp.
Some headline Club World deals are:
- St Lucia from £1,479 per person in June – seven nights at the 4* Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort & Club World return flights
- New York from £1,299 per person in May – four nights at the 4* DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West & Club World return flights
- Orlando from £1,699 per person in May – seven nights at the 4* DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando & Club World return flights
- Mauritius from £1,899 per person in June and July – seven nights at the 4* Solana Beach Resort & Club World return flights
- Antigua from £1,999 per person in May and June – seven night, at the 4.5* Royalton Antigua & Club World return flights
- Barbados from £1,649 per person in June – seven nights at the 4* Radisson Aquatica Resort & Club World return flights
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.
Remember you are covered by Book With Confidence
British Airways recently removed the booking deadline for its ‘Book With Confidence’ coverage. That means that all new bookings are covered until further notice.
The new policy waives the change fee for new bookings made from 3rd March for travel until 31st August 2021. You will have to pay any difference in fare, however.
Alternatively, you can exchange the value of your ticket for a Future Travel Voucher valid until 30th April 2022. Remember that, for bookings made purely with cash and with no Avios element, these vouchers now come as an eVoucher and can be used online without having to call British Airways.
You can read more about the Book With Confidence changes in our article here.
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 ba.com to track down destinations and fares and which months they’re available. The sale ends on 3rd November.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.