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.
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 ‘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).
British Airways has a 4-star COVID-19 safety rating, awarded due to their stringent cleaning measures and protective customer standards
How should you pay for your tickets?
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.
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 (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.