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Save 20% on British Airways flights with their Black Friday offer

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British Airways has, it seems, decided to run its Black Friday offer this year in conjunction with the Daily Mail. You don’t need to buy a copy of the Daily Mail however.

With the offer, you will save 20% on the cash price of any qualifying British Airways flight you book.

For once, the 20% discount is on the FULL ticket price and not just the base fare. It is a genuine 20% saving.

British Airways A350

You can see full details on this page of ba.com.

Here is the small print:

  • You must use promo code ‘BASpecial’ on ba.com during the booking process
  • Valid across all travel classes except First
  • Valid only on flights operated by British Airways and carrying a BA flight number
  • Flights must depart from the UK
  • Must book by 23.59 on Friday 27th November
  • Valid for travel between 3rd December 2020 and 16th November 2021
  • Not valid with ‘Part Pay With Avios’ or any other sort of discount or promotion

Where do I insert the code?

The code box isn’t on the payment page. It comes earlier in the process. Once you have selected your flights you see this page, and at the bottom is a box for your eVoucher:

If the ‘BASpecial’ code is accepted, the saving will show immediately:

Because you apply the discount at this stage, you do NOT save 20% on anything you add to your booking later in the process, such as seat selection or extra baggage.

Will there be further Black Friday offers from BA?

That’s a good question. BA has boxed itself into a corner now, because if it runs any further deals on Friday then they will double up with this 20% discount. We haven’t heard anything from British Airways about Black Friday offers.

You can find out more about the 20% discount on this page of ba.com.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (July 2021)

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

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BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

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

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American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

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We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

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Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (39)

  • Holger says:

    Prices for all flights have gone up. I have screenshots from yesterday looking at various trips and every single one went up by 20 to 30% even though they show x amount of seats still available at that fare, same as yesterday. Pointless exercise really.

    • Marcelo C says:

      Same thing here… should have bought yesterday when there was real discount.

  • Vicki Harris says:

    It didn’t work for me

  • jessiefan says:

    BASpecial isn’t the code I got.

    Re the price increases, worth contacting CMA this is clearly an illegal practice if true

  • Ben says:

    Any reductions for one-way flights Spain -> UK? I’m taking the Eurostar & TGV outbound to reduce my CO2 emissions, but need to fly back to avoid triggering a quarantine!

  • AndyS says:

    Is this really the best that BA can do. Looking at Club World vs Upper Class inthe Virgin sale, and it’s 50% more! (around 1500 for a return to the USA vs 999 on virgin). I would generally prefer to go with BA as they have the whole oneworld network to get you home if things go wrong but its not worth paying 50% extra for this peace of mind.

    • Rob says:

      Aer Lingus is under £999 if you search from Dublin. You’d need to buy our own connection and, of course, they are not oneworld either and whilst you earn Avios there are no tier points.

  • Jon says:

    Seems BA have now dropped select USA club world fares to ~£1100-1300 Jan to March in case useful to anyone. AA flights inline with the ~£1k pricing of the other alliances.

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