We ran an article yesterday highlighting the unbelievable Avios reward space available in Club World to Dubai over Christmas and New Year. This was due to an extra British Airways service being added.
If you missed out (and all the seats in Club had gone by last night), don’t worry.
The A380 has just been added to the schedule, replacing an existing flight, and has led to more Club World and some First Class Avios seats being released.
Here is a SeatSpy screenshot showing dates with at least TWO Club World and/or First Class seats available.
It was taken at 4.30pm on Thursday. Green is Business, Red is First.
Unfortuately there is nothing available coming home after Christmas Day, so you will be looking at going out earlier in December.
Outbound is on the left, return flights are on the right. The darker circles are peak dates in terms of Avios pricing.
There is also a lot of Miami availability. This is for two people in Club World – I don’t know how much is A380 – from SeatSpy at 4.30pm:
If you’re looking for a Dubai hotel, Rhys has just returned from nine nights in Dubai checking out various Marriott Bonvoy properties. A series of reviews will follow in a couple of weeks.
I would strongly consider buying hotel points over this period, as we did for our Waldorf Astoria The Palm Dubai trip last Christmas. We cut our bill for 5 nights from £3,200 to £1,250. IHG has a bonus running to 8th October, Marriott has a bonus running to 14th October and Hyatt has a bonus running to 31st October – Marriott is the only one with beachside hotels.
Thanks to those who flagged this in our comments section.