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Your Black Friday 2022 travel deals round-up (Part 2)

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This is the second part of our Black Friday flight and hotel deals round-up for 2022. Part 1, published earlier in the week, is here.

We have separate sponsored content on the Aer Lingus Manchester sale here and the British Airways Holidays sale here.

Some of these deals were flagged by readers – thank you for that.

We may drop in an extra article during the day if any genuinely good offers pop up out of nowhere, but don’t hold your breath based on what we’ve seen so far.

British Airways flights

British Airways is running very limited Black Friday activity, but there is a USA flight sale. It covers all routes except Las Vegas.

The saving will be £50 to £90 on Economy and Premium Economy flights, for travel between 1st January and 31st March. You have until 29th November to book.

There are also some Club World discounts to the US but the applicable travel windows are tiny – to Tampa, for example, the sale price is only available between 2nd – 15th October 2023. Nashville is only available from 15th – 27th August 2023.

Visit ba.com here to see what is available.

British Airways Holidays

We have a separate article today looking at BA Holidays and its Black Friday deals.

Remember that the double tier points offer continues for 5+ night trips.

The BA Holidays site is here.

Virgin Atlantic Black Friday offers

Virgin Holidays: 7% to 10% off

Virgin Holidays has a very simple Black Friday deal.

You will save up to 10% on all packages departing between December 2022 and June 2023, and up to 7% on all packages departing between July and December 2023.

The only snag is that the discount, whilst fixed, excludes flight taxes and charges, so your actual discount will be a little smaller.

Remember that the lead booker earns Virgin Atlantic Flying Club tier points on Virgin Holidays – something that is often forgotten.

Full details are here.

Virgin Atlantic: up to £100 off

Virgin Atlantic is offering discounts on flights booked by 29th November, for travel completed by 30th June.

You save:

  • Up to £20 off Economy Light, Classic and Delight
  • Up to £20 off Premium
  • Up to £100 off Upper Class

You can find out more on the Virgin Atlantic site here.

Virgin Red: save on redemptions!

Virgin Red is discounting various Virgin Points redemptions for Black Friday. These need to be booked via the Virgin Red app or website by 29th November.

If you don’t have a Virgin Red account, you need to download the app and follow the instructions to link it to your Virgin Flying Club account. Your Virgin Points balance will then be available for spending.

  • Theatrical cocktail experience for two at Moonshine Saloon – 8,500 points (was 14,000 points)
  • Two’s company spa day for two at Bannatyne Health Clubs – 12,000 points (was 16,500 points)
  • Luxury lava shell spa day for two at Bannatyne Heatlh Clubs – 17,000 points (was 22,000 points)
  • Learn how to write fiction 14-part online course – 2,250 points (was 5,000 points)
  • Chelsea Stamford Bridge stadium tour for two – 4,350 points (was 9,500 points)
  • Liverpool FC stadium tour & museum entry for two – 5,250 points (was 8,500 points)
  • Tottenham Hotspur stadium tour for one adult & one child – 5,000 points (was 8,000 points)
  • Italian and pasta masterclass for two at Ann’s Smart School of Cookery – 13,000 points (was 21,000 points)
  • The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit for two with a bottle of Prosecco – 7,000 points (was 12,000 points)
  • Unlimited sushi for two – 6,500 points (was 9,500 points)
  • Bottomless brunch with free-flowing fizz, wine or beer for two at Inamo – 9,000 points (was 15,000 points)
  • The View from the Shard and three-course steakhouse meal, for two – 15,000 points (was 18,750 points)
  • Tree top challenge for two with Go Ape – 8,000 points (was 10,250 points)
  • Enjoy foraging, cookery and lunch for two with Totally Wild – 17,000 points (was 18,500 points)
Virgin Black Friday deals

Etihad

Etihad has some of the best flight deals we’ve seen although nowhere near what we had pre-covid.

London isn’t great (Dubai £1999, Abu Dhabi £1999, Manilla £1999, Seychelles £1999) but look further afield and there are some decent prices:

  • Amsterdam to Male €1,999
  • Athens to Male €1,899
  • Dublin to Seychelles €1,999
  • Madrid to Singapore €1,849
  • Milan to Delhi €1,599
  • Vienna to Tokyo €1,899

Book by 29th November for travel in January to June 2023. See the website here.

Thanks to Luxury Flight Club for the examples.

Iberia

Iberia is running a number of flight deals. We don’t have a detailed list of prices (the headline return fare from the UK to Spain is £129) but if you are planning a trip to Spain – or long-haul via Madrid to the Americas – it is worth a look.

The special Black Friday page is here. Book by 28th November, travel between 10th January and 15th June.

Iberia Black Friday deal

TAP Air Portugal

The same goes for TAP. They told us they would be running some good Business Class deals but we don’t know what they are! The website, as of last night, was only showing Economy pricing.

As well as direct flights to Lisbon and Porto, TAP has historically run very aggressive Business Class sales from the UK to the US via Portugal using its new fleet of A321LR aircraft. You can see what is happening on the TAP site here.

You need to book by 28th November for travel between 16th January and 30th November. Blackout dates are 31st March to 17th April and 15th July to 31st August.

Lufthansa: free upgrade to ‘Classic’ on short haul

If you’re expecting any great long haul deals for SWISS, Lufthansa or Austrian then I think you will be disappointed.

The headline offer is ‘the Classic fare for the Light price’. This means that you will get a checked bag and free seat reservations on selected European routes.

You can find out more on the Lufthansa site here.

Book by 28th November for travel between 15th January and 30th June.

Europcar Black Friday deal

Europcar: up to 30% off

Europcar is offering 30% off car rentals, although you should treat the headline number with a pinch of salt.

Rules and discounts vary by country. For the UK you save 15% on selected car categories, for pick-ups between now and 31st March 2023.

The Christmas period (16th-26th, or 16th-31st in Scotland) is blacked out. Bookings must be made by 28th November.

Find out more on the Europcar Black Friday page here.

Our guide to earning miles and points from Europcar is here – note that, as Qatar Privilege Club now awards Avios, you now have a backdoor route to earn Avios.

Apex Hotels: 40% off

Apex Hotels is a niche but good quality UK chain which we rarely cover due to its lack of miles and points options. I particularly like its new hotel in Bath, which is low on good quality city centre options. They are also in Glasgow, Dundee and Edinburgh as well as various City of London spots.

Code BF40 gets you 40% off Best Flexible Rate. Importantly, this rate is fully refundable. It isn’t massively cheaper than their ‘web specials’ but those cannot be cancelled.

The Apex Hotels website is here – remember to use code BF40, which overrides a less generous Black Friday offer which will otherwise come up. Book by 4th December for stays by 30th April.

The offer will double up with any credit card cashback deals you have for Apex – they appear regularly as Amex and various Visa / Mastercard offers.

Apex Hotels Black Friday deal

Travelodge: 10% off

Travelodge – not, admittedly, a HfP reader staple but occasionally handy at airports – is offering 10% off one night stays and ‘30% off the cheapest night’ for 2+ night stays.

Book by Friday night for stays between 22nd December and 10th February. A complex list of blackout dates applies which varies by hotel. The Travelodge site is here.

No1 Lounges: 20% off

No1 Lounges is offering 20% of all lounge bookings made by 28th November.

You can book for any date in advance as long as booking is open. The offer only applies to No1, My Lounge and Clubrooms and not for any other lounges bookable via their website.

You must use code NO1BF2022.

You can book here.

Want more?

Part 1 of this Black Friday travel deals round-up is here.

Comments (63)

  • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

    Via an offer on face book

    FRIDAY20 for an extra 20% off

    ‘Save over 30% plus an extra 20% plus 1 free bottle, 2 free glasses and free delivery’

    Then
    10% via Airtime
    20% via MBNA

    Possibly some nectar points as well.

    • Jim says:

      Yep they do stack mostly with Laithwaites. Your MBNA = my Halifax (or Lloyds). Shame I never bothered with Airtime, which is a source of regret, I am too lazy. Your FRIDAY20 won’t beat my £40 off £110. You can’t stack codes. Obvs think about 1. your buying portal & 2. your paying card (see above). Good glugging, my 3 orders are on the way, better tell the wife as I am abroad. Unfortunately she specifically told me not to buy more wine.

  • Jim says:

    This BF deal is a bottle of Johnnie Walker 12YO Black Label for £12 (instead of typically £25 on offer). You get to read The Spectator as well (12 weeks), it’s quite amusing, just need to cancel sub before they charge you full whack. offers dot spectator dot co dot uk/offer/hiaba02i

    LY I got a healthy bung of c/b on top but that avenue is closed.

  • Jim says:

    New tax on getting to LHR: £12.50 a day/ ie once to drive to LHR (about a mile or so into the ULEZ) off the M4. Then another £12.50 to drive out when you come back from your hols. £25 total for not very much emissions. Starts 29/08/2023, thanks very much Sadiq Khan. No BF deal here. Only free on Xmas day.

    • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

      85% of vehicles are ULEZ compliant so the impact isn’t as awful as you think it will be.

      • Jim says:

        My 12YO diesel BMW is not exempt. I don’t know where you got your 85% number from – guesswork? – but not likely to be true.

        Think about poorer London car-owners, driving older cars. They are going to suffer. I couldn’t really give a flying flip about £25 – except I’d rather give it to a deserving charity instead or to my kids – but Sadiq Khan just wants to soak the car owners as he can’t otherwise balance the budgets.

        • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

          My source is the Ian Visits website (who isn’t know for making stuff up)

          https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/articles/the-ulez-charge-to-drive-polluting-cars-in-london-to-be-expanded-59037/

          • Jim says:

            Nobody actually has accurate information. The best I can find is that for the existing ULEZ, ‘60% of all vehicles driving through charging zone in March were already compliant with the new restrictions’. www dot edie dot net/everything-you-need-to-know-about-londons-ulez/

            But that is central London, where we can assume richer people and modern fleets. The next stage of ULEZ goes out in a wider ring, where properties are cheaper/ more affordable. So we’re talking poorer people with older cars. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if 50-60% of vehicles owned (in the new zone) don’t comply with the standards required to avoid paying the ULEX fee (if driven). A very regressive tax, OK the health benefits are good – but expensive for owners of older vehicles.

            Nothing like your 85% compliant.

          • Jim says:

            Also: who actually needs to go into central London? Not me, if it means £12.50 a day. Plus the congestion charge. But when you actually live in the wider ULEZ zone & need to go shopping/ school/ work, you are forced to use your car, compliant or not.

            Everybody knows Sadiq Khan can’t do budgets and is soaking car users to get back whatever he can to make up the shortfall.

            Shame there’s not a Boris mark 2 waiting to go act as London Mayor.

  • Jim says:

    Discover your old self again for less

    What’ll it be, business or leisure? Or… perhaps it’s the chance to catch your breath, catch a break, catch up with your best you again? Go on, take a look.

    With flights from just £35 each way and holidays starting at £129pp, European destinations are calling.

    Fancy going further? Explore our other offers and see where else awaits.
    Book by 29 November 2022

  • Jim says:

    Monese on now get in quick

    • Jim says:

      I got 20% off on all but £400 – sorry to that dude/s I said 20% off wd never come back lol. I got it/ them. Took the lower % on £400 as well as it all helps diesel prices @Morrisons 🙂

      • Jim says:

        Here’s what you do. Take the free money – it’s obvs Monese are buying user numbers. I got my mix of 20% off and 10% off, I guess mix means I earned about £100 free money on £750 for doing nothing much. Now IMMEDIATELY convert them into credits eg Morrisons vouchers, valid at fuel stations. Otherwise you might forget to use them & be a saddo loser. Buy diesel/ petrol @ 20% off/ or groceries.

        Ask yourself why Monese are doing this – giving away money every month to bump user numbers – should you short them or go long?

        • Jim says:

          Now downgrade from Classic to Free. Difference between 20% and 10% today. I upgraded briefly to get 20%. You can do the same. You only pay 1 month.

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