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British Airways launches a new flight and holiday sale to the US

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We still don’t know when the US will re-open – is ‘November’ still happening? – and whether the paperwork required and potential immigration meltdowns will make a trip worthwhile or not.

British Airways is looking on the bright side, however, and has launched a new United States sale.

The sale cover BA Holidays – see here – and flight-only – see here.

Headline flight prices include, in Economy, New York from £320, Boston and Orlando from £330, Miami and Los Angeles from £340 and Tampa from £294.

Return Club World flights are available from £1,499 for Boston and £1,599 for New York. However, I would look at BA Holidays if this is your plan as it is not unknown for a ‘flight and hotel’ package to work out cheaper than the flight on its own.

For example, BA Holidays has four nights at the 4* DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West from £1,619 per person. This is just £20 more than the flight on its own.

The sale also includes other popular destinations including Canada, Dubai, Jamaica and Antigua.

The sale runs from 14th to 27th October for travel up to Summer 2022.

The sale stacks with other BA Holidays promotions

The BA Holidays ‘VIP airport offer’ is still running for holidays taken by 31st March 2022.

If you spend £1,500 per person on a 5+ night holiday, you will receive Galleries Club lounge access at Heathrow Terminal 5, and well as other fast track and priority benefits. If you spend £2,500 per person and fly in Business Class, you will receive Galleries First access in Terminal 5.

The ‘double tier points’ offer is still running too. All flights taken as part of a BA Holidays package will earn double Executive Club tier points, as long as:

  • you travel by 22nd March 2022, and
  • you book at least five nights of hotel accommodation

‘Book With Confidence’ continues, allowing you to cancel your flight or holiday booking – no excuse needed – for a voucher.

You can find out more about BA Holidays deals here and flight deals here.

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 2024)

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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £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 famous annual 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 £15,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

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

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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 10,500 Avios.

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 an annual £200 Amex Travel credit 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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