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We covered the current British Airways and BA Holidays sale last week.

British Airways Holidays launched some additional discounts yesterday, which could save you up to £300 on top of the already reduced sale prices.

British Airways Club Europe sale

Get an extra £300 off with BA Holidays

British Airways Holidays is now offering even further savings on the existing sale fares. The amount you get depends on how much you spend:

  • £300 off if you spend of £10,000+ per booking (flight + hotel only)
  • £200 off if you spend of £5,000+ per booking (flight + hotel only)
  • £100 off if you spend of £2,500 per booking
  • £50 off if you spend of £1,250 per booking
  • £25 off if you spend of £650 per booking (flight + car only)

These discounts apply on top of existing sale fares and are valid for travel between 17th May 2021 and 31st March 2022.

You can book here.

British Airways Holidays has discounted holidays and city breaks

As a reminder, here are some example holiday packages which are available in the sale.

The key thing to know about British Airways Holidays is that booking a flight and hotel, or flight and car hire, together can offer better value than booking each element separately.

These are the ‘lead in’ deals in the current sale.  There are lots of other options available which you can see if you look here.

Club Europe (business) – flights plus hotel

  • Amsterdam – three nights at the 4* Xo Hotels Park West from £279 pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st January – 31st January 2022
  • Lanzarote – seven nights at the 4* Oasis Lanz Beach Mate from £499pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st December – 31st December 2021

Club Europe (business) – flights plus car hire

  • Algarve – flights plus seven days rental of a Mini or equivalent from £289 pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st November – 30th November 2021
  • Pisa – flights plus seven days rental of a Mini or equivalent from £289 pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st November – 30th November 2021

Euro Traveller (economy) – flights plus hotel

  • Corfu – seven nights at the 4* Corfu Holiday Palace from £359pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st October – 31st October 2021 inclusive
  • Algarve – seven nights at the 4* Natura Algarve Club from £359pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st October – 31st October 2021

Club World (business) – flights plus hotel

  • New York – four nights at the 4* Hotel Mela Times Square from £1,319pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st January – 31st January 2022
  • Miami – four nights at the 4* Riu Plaza Miami Beach from £1,659pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st November – 30th November 2021
  • Dubai – three nights at the 4* Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall Of The Emirates from £1,239pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st September – 30th September 2021

Club World (business) – flights plus car hire

  • San Francisco – flights plus seven days rental of an intermediate class car from £1,499 pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st November – 30th November 2021
  • Miami – flights plus seven days rental of an intermediate class car from £1,599pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st January – 31st January 2022

World Traveller (economy) – flights plus hotel

  • Maldives – eight nights at the 5* Curio Collection by Hilton SAii Lagoon from £1099pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st September – 30th September 2021
  • New York – three nights at the 3* Pod 51 Hotel from £409pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st January – 31st January 2022
  • Las Vegas – three nights, at the 3.5* The STRAT Hotel, Casino and Skypod, from £529pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st February – 28th February 2022

Booking a British Airways Holidays package also gives you additional protection in case there are any issues with your flights or hotel, due to the strong legally-binding ATOL scheme.

Under the British Airways Holidays coronavirus guarantee, if you book a holiday for travel up to 30th April 2022, you can amend your booking for free (just pay the difference in price) or cancel it and get a voucher for travel up until 30th April 2023.

How to book

You can book these fares and holiday packages on the BA website here.

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.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

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:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

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

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.

(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 (24)

  • James says:

    I booked a holiday last week but now notice the same holiday is £300 cheaper. Can I cancel my first holiday and rebook at the new price without losing any money? Thanks.

    • Jonathan says:

      Yes, call up & they should be able to do it in one go on the phone. Worst case they turn your deposit into a voucher then start a new booking using that.

    • Number9 says:

      I’ve just checked my holiday I booked last week after reading your comment and mine is £203 cheaper. I’ll phone up and ask see what they say.

    • WaynedP says:

      Made me double check the price of the CE Greek Island late Sept BA holiday I booked for Mrs dP and me as a “long shot” in early Feb, in the hope that price might be lower to consider cancelling and re-booking.

      Turns out it’ll cost £390 more for the two of us to book now, even after the new BA discount.

      Perhaps I bagged a bargain after all.

  • Pj says:

    I am looking to buy flights with a hotel for part of the time away ( one week out of three away). Can I book this under a BA holiday umbrella with the added benefit of deposit only payment etc?

  • John says:

    The website states you can change dates up to 3 weeks before departure. What if I test positive before departure and am unable to travel – would that mean I would lose the money? Thanks!

    • Number9 says:

      I’m thinking that’s what travel insurance is for.

    • ChrisC says:

      They were good with me last October but they could have changed their policy since then.

      The pre flight email said something like ‘don’t fly if you are unwell and contact us’

      So I did ( I had to isolate awaiting a test result it was the first thing I did after ordering the test!) and they gave me a BWC voucher for the full value of the trip but that was because the hotel booking was either fully refundable in the first place or the hotel were willing to refund it.

      Call as soon as you know though and discuss your options.

  • Isobel Brown says:

    I have a week in the Caribbean booked for October. With the new ‘improved’ sale it would cost £1k more than my current booking. Got a bargain!

    • Number9 says:

      I have to say the holiday I booked last week I already thought I got a bargain. Normally the cost of flights would have been more than the flights and hotel I booked.
      If anyone interested the Waldorf on the Palm Dubai is doing free HB when booked through BAH.

      • Manya says:

        Any specific dates where the price is appealing?

        • Number9 says:

          I’ve booked 14/1 to 22/1 next year that’s arrive on the 15/1 7 nights hotel. Discount on hotel 25% and a further 5% and HB offer. For 2 adults 1 child club seats in a Pearl club room £ 6178 today it’s £5976 but It could have gone the other way so on reflection I’ll leave my booking alone.

          • Manya says:

            Thanks. With two young kids Dubai is always a good option for our family as well.

          • Number9 says:

            @manya … I originally wanted to go to Waldorf in Ras as I really like that hotel but I couldn’t get anywhere near the price. We just want to go for a rest so don’t mind being out on the Palm.

      • Amo says:

        I was looking at the Waldorf. What’s ‘HB’?

    • jj says:

      And the brace of first class tickets that I bagged in the last sale for a Jan 22 ski trip are nearly £5K more expensive in this sale. Always grab a bargain when you see it…

  • mo fauz says:

    if i book an economy flight plus hotel on the sale, can i then upgrade flights to business with avios?

  • caroline says:

    How do you qualify for the extra HfP discount. I followed the link above but the pricing is the same as if just booked via ba.com thanks

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