With unfortunate timing, given the announcement yesterday about the end of arrivals testing for the fully vaccinated, the British Airways and BA Holidays sale is ending.
You need to book today, Tuesday.
That said, we will admit that it isn’t the most exciting sale ever. Transatlantic deals are particularly thin on the ground.
You can see all deals available on the sale section of ba.com here.
How to check pricing
The easiest way to check for the lowest fares on any particular route, or across a series of routes, is via the British Airways Low Fare Finder – click here.
This is one of the most useful pages of the BA website. I find it especially helpful when looking for cheap Club Europe short haul business class deals to top up my tier points.
You can quickly see, for example, that New York gets no cheaper than £1,647, Boston no cheaper than £1,644 etc. An aggressive British Airways sale would see those cities at around the £1,200 mark. £1,847 to Miami is hardly a bargain either.
Remember that ‘Book with Confidence’ is ending
Under the British Airways ‘Book With Confidence’ guarantee, you can cancel your flight at any time, for any reason, for a British Airways ‘Future Travel Voucher’.
This only applies to bookings for travel by 31st August 2022. If you are booking today for travel in the Autumn, you won’t be covered unless BA extends the policy.
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:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)