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LAST CHANCE: Get up to £300 off holidays in the British Airways sale

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This is your last chance to save on your next holiday, as the British Airways Holidays Sale is ending on Tuesday.

What deals are British Airways Holidays offering?

In addition to the flight sale, British Airways Holidays is offering up to £300 off holiday packages to any destination, available on trips taken any time before 31st August 2023.

Sapphire Sublime Suite with Swim Up Pool-medium

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
Domes of Corfu

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

  • Tenerife – seven nights with breakfast at the 5* Ritz Carlton Abama, which we reviewed here, from £669pp, travelling on selected dates in November 2022
  • Corfu – seven nights half board at the 5* Domes of Corfu (which I highly recommend, particularly if you have young kids) from £749pp, travelling on selected dates in May 2023
  • Algarve – seven nights at the brand new 5* W Algarve from £629pp, travelling on selected dates in March 2023
  • Mauritius – seven nights at the 4* Ambre Resort from £1,269pp, travelling on selected dates in June 2023

Premium flight and hotel deals include:

  • Orlando seven nights at the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa by Sky, travelling on selected dates in January 2023 with Club World flights
BA Holidays sale

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 British Airways Holidays ‘double tier points’ offer.

If you book a ‘flight and hotel’ or ‘flight and car’ package for 5+ nights via British Airways Holidays, for travel completed by 30th September 2023, you will receive double tier points on your flights.

(Yes, this offer is now extended until September 2023. Even better, the extra tier points are now posting punctually. You will receive them within 14 days of your flight.)

You could even get Silver status 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.

There are two things to note about the double tier points offer:

  • you must book flights which carry a British Airways flight number – codeshare flights with, say, Qatar Airways are acceptable but only if your booking shows a BAXXXX flight number
  • whilst your booking must contain at least five nights of hotel or car rental, your overall stay can be longer

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

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 British Airways 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

The British Airways sale ends on 4th October, so you will have to book in the next couple of days. It is valid for travel until 31st August 2023.

Find out more on the British Airways Holidays home page here.

Comments (13)

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  • Geoggy says:

    As someone with no status and no hope of ever getting any as an NHS lifer, can you clarify the 2 years silver if you time it right bit? I am Blue – is it linked to my membership year?

    • Rob says:

      Status lasts for rest of current year, all following year and another 7 weeks.

      If your year starts 9 Feb 23 and you hit Silver in late Feb, you would get the rest of the year to 8 Feb 24, all the following year to 8 Feb 25 plus the stub period to 31 March 2025, so 25 months. 12 months of Bronze follows.

    • Harry T says:

      I work for the NHS and have BA Gold status 🙂

      • Geoggy says:

        Fair enough – I was referring to business travel but clearly gold not that difficult if you fly BA leisure a lot

  • JandeW says:

    Can you book BA Holidays starting in Amsterdam? When I look to book flights through to Sardinia, (AMS-LHR-OLB-LHR-AMS) the site tells me no flights available…

  • Zoe says:

    I booked LHR JER LHR ATH LHR at the end of November in Club Europe, one night in a hotel in Jersey and 5 nights in Athens. Enough for Silver in one trip.
    Cost about £750 each. Picked Athens as it was what my husband fancied amongst the 160 tier points destinations.
    I couldn’t seem to sort it out online so called up to book.

  • YFP says:

    Suspect point of getting silver in one trip is no longer possible due to tier points required for silver increasing back to 600.

  • Stephan says:

    Is there any benefit vs these ba holidays to go via Emir? Considering Corfu Domes

    • Rob says:

      Emyr can get you extra benefits at Domes, yes, but reader feedback historically has been that the BA Holidays price is often lower than just the hotel on its own if booked direct. You need to do the maths based on your dates though.

      • Stephan says:

        Ok thanks. I may see if I can get a quote and see the potential benefits via Emyr. Do BA holidays also have 24 booking policy?

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