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What is worth booking in the new British Airways Luxury Sale?

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British Airways has launched its second luxury flight sale of the year.

It is also offering some good savings on BA Holidays packages which include a Business Class flight – in some cases, the holiday costs little more than buying the flight on its own.

Details of the luxury flight and holiday packages are here.

British Airways luxury sale

You must book by 25th October.

These deals are, in general, for travel between November 2022 and March 2023. For full details visit the sale website and scroll down to the T&C’s at the bottom.

All of the flight and holiday deals can be found on the British Airways website. We’ll explain later why booking via BA Holidays can be a better deal.

What are the Club World and Club Europe business class flight deals?

2022 is an expensive year for air fares, but fortunately the rates in this latest Luxury Sale have edged down from their peak a few months ago.

We recommend using the Low Fare Finder tool on ba.com to see which months the sale fares are available.

Minimum stay requirements may apply.

British Airways luxury sale

The best Club World fares are to the US and Canada:

  • Boston – £1,668
  • Chicago – £1,664
  • Miami – £1,854
  • Montreal – £1,692
  • New York – £1,564
  • Orlando – £1,795
  • Philadelphia – £1,664
  • Pittsburgh – £1,594
  • Tampa – £1,795
  • Toronto – £1,653
  • Washington DC – £1,764

Elsewhere, you’ll find:

  • Antigua – £1,868
  • Aruba – £1,868
  • Cancun – £1,588
  • Georgetown – £2,053
  • Mexico City – £1,825
British Airways First Class luxury sale

Here are some typical Club Europe sale fares – we’ve highlighted the longer routes that earn you 160 Tier Points return, if you are looking to boost your British Airways status.

  • Amsterdam – £216
  • Catania – £263 (160 tier points)
  • Sofia – £233 (160 tier points)
  • Reykjavík – £283 (160 tier points)
  • Marrakech – £299 (160 tier points)
  • Malta – £345 (160 tier points)
  • Pisa – £213
  • Stockholm – £224
  • Venice – £222

You can see the full list of British Airways 160 tier points routes in an article here.

Get an even better deal with BA Holidays

There are also some good deals over at BA Holidays, assuming you are happy to package a hotel with your flight.

You can make substantial savings when you book a flight + hotel deal with BA Holidays. For example, in the Luxury Sale the Club World flight price to New York starts at £1,564 pp. However, if you book Club World flights and 4 nights in a hotel in New York via BA Holidays, packages start from £1,699 pp. Based on two sharing, adding a 4* hotel only costs you £63 per night.

Some headline Club World deals are:

  • New York: four nights at the 4* Park Central Hotel New York from £1,699 pp, travelling on selected dates between 9 January – 7 February 2023
  • Aruba: seven nights at the 4* Renaissance Wind Creek from £2,389pp in September 2023
  • Antigua: seven nights at the 4* Royalton Antigua, An Autograph Collection from £2,769pp in September 2023
  • Orlando: seven nights at the 4* Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive from £1,929pp, travelling on selected dates between 9 January – 9 February 2023
  • Las Vegas: five nights at the 4* Luxor from £2,159pp, travelling on selected dates between 23 January and 21 February 2023

Here are typical Club Europe deals:

  • Prague: three nights at the 5* Grandior Hotel from £319pp, travelling on selected dates in January 2023
  • Algarve: seven nights at the 4* Pestana Dom Joao II Beach & Golf from £439pp, travelling on selected dates in January 2023

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 according to our readers. 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.

Why book with BA Holidays?

This HfP article outlines the benefits of using BA Holidays versus booking a cash flight and hotel separately. These include:

  • only pay a deposit, which can be as low as £60, now with the balance not due until nearer the date of travel
  • 1 bonus Avios for every £1 spent at BA Holidays on top of the usual Avios earned from your flights

Conclusion

You can see full details of offers and fares in the Luxury Sale section of the BA website here. It is also worth using the Low Fare Finder tool on ba.com to track down destinations and fares and which months they’re available.

To maximise your miles when paying, your best bet is the British Airways American Express Premium Plus card which earns double Avios (3 per £1) when you book at ba.com or via BA Holidays. You do not get double Avios if you book with the free British Airways American Express card or a Barclaycard Avios Mastercard.

Another option is American Express Preferred Rewards Gold which offers double points – 2 per £1 – when you book flight tickets directly with an airline. This card currently has a special sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points, worth 30,000 Avios if converted.

The sale ends on 25th October.


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How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 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 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

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 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 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.

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

30,000 points and unbeatable 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 10,500 Avios.

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

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 a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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.

Comments (19)

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  • Zoe says:

    If you want something complex call BA Holidays. I have booked Heathrow – Jersey (one night hotel) Athens (five nights hotel) Heathrow. This is for our silver TP run (before the end of this year for the reduced TP requirement).

  • Steve in Croydon says:

    The usual BA attention to accurate information. It states that for Club Europe you can buy food from The Speedbird Cafe and you get a complimentary bottle of water and a snack. No mention of – lounges, separate check-in, priority boarding, etc. It seems the Euro Traveller text has been pasted as CE.
    No First Class deals and for how long has WTE been Premium or Luxury??? In fact what is luxury about any aircraft seat?!?!

  • Gareth says:

    This sale confirms the avios subscription as good value for me.

    My annual Capetown ,business

    Sales price £5500

    Most expensive Avios, use gold guarantee, 250000 avios plus £800 =£3250.

    If all goes well and 241 redemption then only £1300.

    Of course combinations in between. But all cheaper than BA sale

  • Kev I says:

    I can’t see any bargains there in the europe offers I booked 5 nights in Prague with CE for 2 a week and a bit ago for £768 is now £933. 5 nights in Athens in Mar with CE for 2 i booked at the beginning of the last sale for £1035 is now £1238.

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