British Airways has launched some enticing £1,000 Club Suite fares to Dubai. The bad news is that you will need to start your trip in Madrid, Barcelona or Valencia before connecting in London. The comments below suggest that this also works from Portugal and possibly other countries in southern Europe.
Here is an example from early March. The fare seems widely available as long as you stay three nights:
You could skip the last leg from London to Spain as long as you were only flying with hand baggage. Checked bags will be automatically sent to the Spanish flight if your connecting flight departs from Heathrow.
You MUST fly to Spain to take the first flight. Your entire ticket will be automatically cancelled if you fail to check-in in Spain and try to board in London instead.
Whilst it is clearly a bit of a diversion, I think that if you spent a night in Spain on the way it would make it into more a two-centre holiday.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)
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 with attractive sign-up bonuses.
There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
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 30,000 Avios.
30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.
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 45,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
45,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 28th February 2022.
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