Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

British Airways launches Black Friday flight deals with up to £300 off British Airways Holidays

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

This article is sponsored by British Airways

British Airways has launched its Black Friday deals, with both flight and holiday savings to be made.

There are no Club World or First Class flight deals, although there are some good World Traveller (economy) fares to the US, especially as flights to the US in general are quite expensive at the moment. The headline offer from BA is “20,000 seats to New York, Boston and Philadelphia for £299 pp return” which is a very attractive price.

If you are looking for a Business Class deal, you should look at British Airways Holidays. As well as making a saving, you would also qualify for DOUBLE tier points if you book for 5+ nights for a holiday before 31st March 2022.

Black Friday BA Deals

What deals are British Airways Holidays offering for Black Friday?

British Airways Holidays is offering up to £300 off holiday packages to any destination, available on trips taken any time before 20th October 2022.

Take a look at their home page here.

Your saving is based on what you spend:

  • Spend £10,000 on a flight + hotel package and save £300 per booking
  • Spend £5,000 on a flight + hotel package and save £200 per booking
  • Spend £2,500 on any holiday package and save £100 per booking
  • Spend £1,250 on any holiday package and save £50 per booking
  • Spend £650 on a flight + car package and save £25 per booking

Additionally, you can save up to £200 on bookings for all-inclusive holidays in selected Caribbean and European destinations, including AMR Collection hotels in Corfu, Cancun and the Dominican Republic.

St Lucia

Here is a selection of the deals available, based on Economy flights:

  • Philadelphia – three nights at the 4* Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown from £429 pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st January – 31st January 2022 inclusive
  • Barcelona – two nights at the 4* Attica 21 Barcelona Mar from £119 pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st December – 31st January 2022 inclusive
  • Lisbon – two nights at the 4* Zenit Lisboa, from £119 pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st December – 27th May 2022 inclusive
  • Nice – two nights at the 4* NH Nice from £119pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st December – 31st January 2022 inclusive
  • Dubai – three nights at the 5* Sofitel Dubai The Palm from £649 pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st June – 30th June 2022 inclusive
  • Barbados – seven nights at the 4* South Beach Resort, from £899 pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st June – 30th June 2022 inclusive
  • All-inclusive St Lucia – seven nights at the 4* Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa from £1189 pp, travelling on selected dates between 1st June – 30th June 2022 inclusive

You will receive DOUBLE British Airways Executive Club tier points too

One of the most attractive promotions currently running from any travel company is the BA Holidays ‘double tier points’ offer.

If you book a ‘flight and hotel’ or ‘flight and car’ package for 5+ nights via BA Holidays, for travel completed by 31st March 2022, you will receive double tier points on your flights.

This could be hugely attractive. For example, until a date to be announced in June 2022, you only need 450 Executive Club tier points for Silver status, which gets you lounge access.

You could get this in one trip. For example, booking Manchester to Corfu in Club Europe, you would get (40 + 80 + 80 + 40) x 2 = 480 tier points. You get a holiday and up to 25 months of BA lounge access and free seat selection, depending on how you time it.

Full details of the ‘double tier points’ offer can be found on BA Holidays here.

British Airways BA tailfin

Don’t forget the other benefits of booking with British Airways Holidays

As well as saving money versus buying your flights and hotel separately, there are some other attractive benefits of booking with British Airways Holidays which you may have forgotten about:

  • earn double Avios (3 per £1 spent) from Amex when you pay with a British Airways American Express Premium Plus card
  • earn 1 Avios per £1 spent at BA Holidays -this is on top of the Avios you earn on your flights plus the Avios you will earn if you pay with a BA American Express card
  • you can secure your trip with a small deposit now and pay the balance nearer the date of travel
  • BA’s ‘Book With Confidence’ policy gives you flexibility if you voluntarily choose to delay your trip

The British Airways Black Friday sale is available on bookings made before 30th November 2021 and valid on travel until 20th October 2022. To receive double tier points, you need to travel by 31st March 2022.

Find out more on the BA Holidays home page here.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (May 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. 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 BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

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 BA Amex American Express card

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.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 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 (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of 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 Visa card

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 card

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.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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.

(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 (33)

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

  • Babyg says:

    meh…

  • Dominic says:

    Spend £10,000…. for a £300 saving? Lol

  • AJA says:

    Re the Double Tier Points on holiday bookings travel does not need to be completed by 31 March. I think the outbound flight needs to be on or before 31 March – you can still come back on or after 5 April to take advantage. You must book by 22 March for a minimum of 5 nights and the hotel or car hire must be for the same length as the trip ie you cannot book a hotel for just one night or a car for part of the trip.

    • TeesTraveller says:

      That was my understanding as well. At least I hope so as I have a potential 880 tier points riding on a 2 week USA trip that returns on 6 April.

  • Lee says:

    Safe to say Ba won’t be getting penny of my hard earned cash .

    Poor offers overall and pricing at moment is at crazy levels for Asia travel £1400 for economy return to bkk .

    • Barry cutters says:

      I’ve just booked scoot plus return for £650 from Gatwick to BKK . Let me know if you want a review rob!!

      8 rotations over Xmas then Talk is it’s going 4 days a week from march

  • Andy Green says:

    British Airways have disappointed me continually for well over 18 months…. Seriously fed up with them.

    Will use my tickets to Miami at Christmas and then use up my voucher and points and then bugger off to Virgin I think.

    They are just useless on all levels nowadays.

  • Alan says:

    Talk about unexciting! Have lots of vouchers to use up anyway and will probably just let Silver lapse in May – nowhere near as many domestic flights now and longhaul is in C/F anyway so have lounge access.

  • Andrew says:

    Very poor offers from BA; Virgin’s are equally as unexciting. As I said this morning – Black Friday isn’t really a thing anymore in the U.K. Although I have just stocked up on Givenchy at Selfridges in their annual 20% off weekend, but that’s been going long before we started talking about BF.

    • Catalan says:

      Was Black Friday ever a thing in the UK? I seem to remember it as another one of those recent US imports that we use here to rip people off.

      • Andrew says:

        Exactly. It wasn’t a thing here, then about 8 years ago Amazon decided we needed it here, everyone else followed, but then we quickly got bored of it and now it’s run its course.

        • Mattb says:

          Based on the data I see at work It’s been the strongest shopping day of the year in terms of total spend for the past few years so hasn’t quite gone away despite it being mostly crappy deals.

  • r* says:

    The problem I have with BA now is I’m not prepared to risk booking anything with them because I expect it will still take days of trying to call them to actually get through to anyone if theres any sort of an issue and I’m not prepared to do that.

This article is closed to new comments. Feel free to ask your question in the HfP forums.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.