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BA Holidays launches a sale to Dubai, France and Germany

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With Dubai now added to the Amber travel list, allowing fully vaccinated travellers to visit without quarantine on their return, British Airways Holidays has added Dubai to its current beach sale.

There are also extra discounts available on holidays to Dubai, Germany and France. The savings are:

  • Save £200 on holiday package bookings with a total cost of £5,000
  • Save £100 on holiday package bookings with a total cost of £2,500
  • Save £50 on holiday package bookings with a total cost of £1,000
BA Holidays launches a sale to Dubai, France and Germany

You need to book by 18th August and complete your travel by 31st October. This would include half term for children in England if you are considering a beach break.

You can find full details on the BA Holidays website here.

This HfP article outlines the benefits of using BA Holidays versus booking a cash flight and hotel separately. These include:

  • only pay a deposit, which can be as low as £60, now with the balance not due until nearer the date of travel
  • 1 bonus Avios for every £1 spent at BA Holidays on top of the usual Avios earned from your flights
  • double tier points on your flight if your holiday is completed by 30th September – small print here
  • lounge access and Fast Track at Heathrow if you spend over £1,500 per person on an Economy flights package (travel by 30th September) – small print here
  • First Wing and Galleries First access at Heathrow if you spend over £2,500 per person on a Club World holiday (travel by 30th September) – small print here

The official booking site is here.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (November 2022)

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £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 UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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.

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

30,000 points and unbeatable travel 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 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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 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

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus 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.

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