Last week we published a long article about why it can make sense to book your next holiday via BA Holidays.
Even if you only want a flight, there are price, cashflow and Avios reasons for adding on a dirt cheap hotel or car which you, ahem, forget to use.
BA Holidays has now become even more attractive. The deposit requirements, which were already modest, have been cut further.
Here are the old rates which I quoted in my article last week:
- Package value £300-£999 – pay £150 deposit per booking
- Package value £1000-£2999 – pay from £300 deposit per booking
- Package value £3000-£3499 – pay from £400 deposit per booking
…. and here are the new rates which you can see on the BA Holidays website here:
- Package value £300-£999 – pay £120 deposit per booking
- Package value £1000-£2999 – pay from £150 deposit per booking
- Package value £3000-£3499 – pay from £200 deposit per booking
You have until three weeks before departure to pay the balance. The balance can be paid in bits and pieces over many months if you wish. You can also use multiple credit cards, which is a handy way of hitting various sign-up bonuses or pushing spend into specific card years.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.
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:
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:
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.)