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ENDS SUNDAY: Get 20% off ALL British Airways flights to May 2022 in an Olympic flash sale

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Timed to coincide with the opening ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, British Airways – Official Airline Partner of Team GB and Paralympics GB – has launched a flash sale.

You can save 20% off all flights booked between now and midnight on Sunday.

Full details of the sale are on this special page of

British Airways A350

How does the sale work?

The sale is only available to British Airways Executive Club members.

What this means is you must log in to your BA account before you start to book, or the code will be rejected.

The discount is only available on trips which begin in the UK.

You need to use the following promotional codes when booking:

  • TeamGB1 for short haul flights – £100 spend needed
  • TeamGB2 for long haul flights – £300 spend needed

Obviously the codes only work when booking at or via a British Airways call centre.

There is a slight niggle in how the codes work looking at reports. If you have a child on your booking, and the child ticket is under £100 / £300 even though the adult tickets are not, you cannot use the code. This seems a bit weird to me – surely it would have made more sense to allow the discount on the adult tickets and just ignore the child tickets?

Is the discount off the base fare or the full fare?

Impressively, it is off the full fare. This means that you are getting a 20% discount on the taxes, fees and charges too.

Here is an example based on an economy flight to Berlin:

Can I use ‘part pay with Avios’ as well?

No. The ability to reduce the cost of the flight with Avios disappears once you have input the discount code.

Are all flights and classes included?

You get the discount on all British Airways operated and marketed flights, including BA CityFlyer services from London City and Southampton.

It will not work on codeshare partners such as Loganair or flights on franchise partners such as Comair.

All travel classes are included except First Class.

Can you use a Future Travel Voucher?

Looking at the comments below, yes.

This means, of course, that you could refund an existing flight (the voucher usually appears immediately) and then rebook, assuming you save money.

What are the travel dates?

You must fly between 1st August 2021 and 25th May 2022. This seems surprisingly generous as it includes Christmas, February half-term for ski trips and Easter 2022.

Full details of the British Airways flash sale and the small print are on here.

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 (112)

  • Lee says:

    I suspect a sale in a month’s time will be cheaper……..

    • ChrisC says:

      Book now and if it is cheaper in a future sale then cancel for FTV and then rebook!

      As long as flights completed by 30th April 2022 when BWC (currently) ends

  • Josh says:

    What’s the best number to contact BA regarding a FTV refund since it won’t let me do it online?


  • simonbr says:

    Thanks for flagging this Rob, I would’ve missed it. HfP has yet-again saved me a wad of hard-earned dosh!

  • Paul says:

    Just about to book a back up trip to Canada incase USA doesn’t love us in time for scheduled trip. One of the party is very price sensitive, so I need 4 tickets, but in different travel classes, which I seem to remember I can’t do online, and will have to phone. My question is, can I do a multiple traveller different fare class booking on the same booking reference (for ease of managing/changing/cancelling) or will BA split it anyway, in which case we’ll all book online and add me as an authorised person to be able to manage the entire multiple bookings…? Thanks…
    Also, if we do cancel it all and it was on one booking, will the FTV be tied to ALL travellers (4) or can I use it without 2 or 3 of the others?

    • ChrisC says:

      You can’t mix bookings like that

      Everyone on the same booking needs to be in the same cabin, same dates etc

      So your separete bookings and be an authorised user on your friends account is the way to go.

      IIRC the names in an FTV are tied to the original booking and need to be on the new booking the voucher is used for,

      • Tony says:

        That’s the case on flight only bookings but on holidays only one name has to match, which is useful!

  • Mark says:

    I am guessing that upgrading with Avios and BA holidays is out of the quesiton?

  • IanM says:

    How long before we see a Virgin 20% off code GALACTIC20 ?

  • Mrs_Fussy says:

    What happens if I book a flight to Maldives and it gets cancelled by BA. Do I only get an FTV or change of date my choice. Also, if Maldives remains on the red list, how long before the flight do I need to cancel ?

    • ChrisC says:

      If BA cancel you can also get a full refund if that’s what you want.

      But if you want to change the dates after the cancellation check to see if the price has gone down and if it has take the refund and rebook at the lower price. If it’s gone up then BA eat the costs.

      To get an FTV you need to cancel no later than hour before the scheduled departure to get an FTV (but you wouldn’t leave it that late in case of phone or web issues)

  • Baji Nahid says:

    Any deals available? its like they’ve raised the prices to many destinations and not much of a bargain to be had, apart for those who have booked previously before the offer.

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