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1 million British Airways seats bookable for less than £40

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As part of its current sale, British Airways has released over 1 million seats to Europe for less than £40 each way!

In addition to these very low Economy prices, there are also some excellent fares to be found in Club Europe, including Malaga from as little as £84 one way.

You must book by midnight on 26th January to get these extra 1 million seats, but the offer covers travel dates all the way through until December 2021.

You can see all deals available here.

Club Europe British Airways

What are the Club Europe flight prices?

Let’s focus on Club Europe, as this is can be a source of good value Executive Club tier points as well as offering you a more relaxing flight.

Here are some ‘lead-in’ prices in Club Europe (note these are each-way):

  • Malaga £84
  • Faro £94
  • Geneva £90
  • Larnaca £114
  • Nice £94
  • Palma (Majorca) £119

It wasn’t many years ago that any Club Europe trip under £250 return was seen as sensational. British Airways is now offering flights from under £170 return, which come with the usual Club Europe benefits:

  • Priority check-in
  • Fast track security
  • Lounge access
  • Guaranteed empty middle seat
  • Complementary food and drink
  • At least 40 tier points each way
  • 1.5 Avios per mile flown, with a minimum of 750, plus any status bonus

These are all based on a seven day return trip flying from London Heathrow. Don’t forget that, from the examples above, Larnaca is a 160 tier point Club Europe destination when flying return, so this could be a nice tier point earner at a low price point.

What about Club World flights?

If you want your first trip out of lockdown to be a little further afield, there are some appealing Club World / Club Suite offers too. Jamaica from £1,189 is sounding particularly attractive on this cold January day.

You can find out more about Club Suite, now available on selected aircraft, in the HfP Club Suite guide here.

These prices are RETURN:

  • New York £1,199
  • Orlando £1,499
  • Las Vegas £1,599
  • Los Angeles £1,399
  • Barbados £1,339
  • Kingston, Jamaica £1,189
  • Tokyo £1,898
  • Singapore £1,999
  • Mauritius £1,799

As above, all prices are based on a seven day return trip flying from London Heathrow.

British Airways Club Suite cabin

British Airways ‘Book with Confidence’ commitment

We are still in some very uncertain times and booking a flight may feel a little risky. Here is the British Airways’ ‘Book with confidence’ commitment for reassurance:

Changing your booking
You can change the dates and destination of your booking without incurring a change fee, although you will need to pay any difference in price. This applies to bookings made from 3rd March 2020 onwards for journeys that are due to have been completed by 31st August 2021.

Cancelling your booking
If you decide you no longer want to travel, you can cancel your booking and BA will give you a voucher to the same value for a future booking (as above, this applies to bookings made from 3rd March 2020 onwards for journeys that are due to have been completed by 31st August 2021).

COVID-19 Safety
British Airways has a 4-star COVID-19 safety rating, awarded due to their stringent cleaning measures and protective customer standards

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, the free Barclaycard Avios Mastercard or the Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard.

Another option is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold which offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you book flight tickets directly with an airline.


The ‘1 million seats for less than £40 each way’ offer is only available until 26th January so you have just a few days to book. Don’t forget this

The other offers will be available until the sale ends on 2nd February.

You can search for flights and see all applicable terms and conditions here.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2024)

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

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

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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

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

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) 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 (57)

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  • jil says:

    comparing against my club europe flight London to Copenhagen in June booked during last flash sale, I think it’s more expensive this time.

  • Freddy says:

    May aswell call this a cash for voucher scheme

  • zayn says:

    what happens to all the vouchers and companion 2 for 1 vouchers are they being extended beyond 2021

  • Track says:

    On FT (and earlier on Sky News) Ministers will next week meet to consider a requirement for arrivals in Britain to quarantine in hotels. “We may need to go further to protect our borders,” Mr Johnson told a Downing Street press conference.

  • Corin says:

    Like many others our last trip away was 2019, on a RFS from LGW to Rhodes. Amazing trip, I’ve started to look tentatively at flights again and wow … where has the RFS gone ? there’s nothing remotely similar in cost. Family of 4… 116000 Avios and £180 !! this used to be 36000 avios and £140. 🙁

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