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British Airways Holidays has launched its Black Friday deals with holiday savings of up to £300.

Any bookings made in the Black Friday sale will also qualify for the long running DOUBLE BA tier points offer as long as you book a 5+ night holiday and travel before 30th September 2023.

What is the British Airways Holidays Black Friday offer?

British Airways Holidays is offering up to £300 off holiday packages to any destination, available on trips taken any time between 1st December 2022 and 20th October 2023.

Take a look at the offer 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

You will receive DOUBLE British Airways Executive Club tier points too

British Airways Holidays is still running one of the most attractive points promotions available from any travel company – the ‘double tier points’ offer.

British Airways BA tailfins heathrow T5

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

This offer has been running for over a year now and the process for posting the extra tier points has now been smoothed out. You should only need to wait 14 days after travelling to receive the extra tier points.

You could get a Silver card from scratch in one trip. For example, booking Manchester to Corfu in Club Europe, you would get (40 + 80 + 80 + 40) x 2 = 480 tier points, which is enough if you travel by 31st December 2022. You get a holiday and up to 25 months of BA lounge access and free seat selection, depending on the timing of your British Airways year end.

A Business Class package to, say, New York or Dubai would get you 560 tier points under this offer. This is well over the threshold for Silver and half of the way to Gold, currently 1,125 tier points.

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

Trips to inspire you

Here’s a couple of the holidays on offer:

Dubai: five nights at the 5* Sofitel Dubai The Palm from £899pp, travelling on selected dates between 1 June – 30 June 2023 inclusive. Includes World Traveller return flights from London Heathrow Airport, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation on Half Board board basis.

St Lucia: Seven nights, at the 5* Landings Resort and Spa from £1319pp, travelling on selected dates between 1 June – 30 June 2023 inclusive. Includes World Traveller return flights from London Gatwick Airport, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation with breakfast.

Malta: Seven nights, at the 4.5* Solana Hotel and Spa from £219pp, travelling on selected dates between 1 January – 31 January 2023 inclusive. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from London Gatwick Airport, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation

How many tier points would you need for BA status?

Until 31st December, these are the reduced thresholds you need to hit:

  • Bronze status in BA Executive Club requires 225 tier points
  • Silver status in BA Executive Club requires 450 tier points
  • Gold status in BA Executive Club requires 1,125 tier points

From 1st January 2023, thresholds return to their pre-covid levels (this happens irrespective of your membership year end):

  • Bronze status in BA Executive Club requires 300 tier points
  • Silver status in BA Executive Club requires 600 tier points
  • Gold status in BA Executive Club requires 1,500 tier points

You could still squeeze in a five night break before the thresholds change.

Do remember that you need FOUR BA or Iberia cash flights in your membership year to get promoted, so one return flight to New York wouldn’t be enough unless you were connecting. You’d need a quick hop somewhere else before your status was upgraded.

Don’t forget the other benefits of booking with British Airways Holidays

As well as the double tier point benefit, there are other attractive benefits of booking with British Airways Holidays which are :

  • earn 1 Avios per £1 spent at BA Holidays -this is an extra bonus on top of the Avios you earn on your flights plus the Avios you earn if you pay with an Avios-earning credit card
  • earn double Avios (3 per £1 spent) from Amex when you pay with a British Airways American Express Premium Plus card
  • you can secure your trip with a small deposit now and pay the balance nearer the date of travel
  • 24-hour support helpline during your trip

The British Airways Black Friday sale is available on bookings made by 29th November 2022 and is valid on travel until 20th October 2023. To receive double tier points, you need to travel by 30th September 2023.

Find out more on the BA Holidays home page here.

Comments (30)

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  • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

    TBH my whelm is undered with this sale.and I think a lot of people will likely feel that way as well.

    You’ll notice there are no example trips in the article!

    The one bright spot is holidays with a total cost between £300 and £999 attract only £ 50 deposit rather than the usual £120. That seems to apply to all holidays and not just to those covered in the sale. It doesn’t affect the final price but it does limit your loss if you decided to cancel before the final balance is paid.

    Otherwise most holidays are for a January to March time frame in economy with most covering January only..

    On flight only

    Club Flights to North America are in the June to November range.#9:3 destinations cover all that period but some are only on offer for 2 weeks.

    WT and WTP are in the January to March date range. Not all destinations cover the whole period.

    No other destinations listed that I could see.

    There are some cheap economy flights HBO from Gatwick from £35 each way

    I’m sure there are bargains out there though!

    You might want to read the detailed T&Cs before searching so you’re aware of the cabin, date and destination limitations.

  • SammyJ says:

    I’m 30 points off silver and had actually planned on doing something to get to gold before New Year, but the prices of everything are just so ridiculous at the moment, especially if you add in MAN/NCL connections.

    • Jack says:

      there is still deals to be had before year end you just have to shop around on on the low fare finder. Hope you can make it before year end

    • dougzz99 says:

      Silver. What would you get from it versus what would it cost you to do the flight(s) that take you there, for me it’s that simple. I wouldn’t rate the LHR lounges, some might. But if for example you’d do 1 or 2 long hauls then the seat selection fees could easily be recouped if that’s something you care about. If you travel to the US then Silver would get you in the AA Flagship lounges which are generally rather nice.
      My own view of the hop to Gold is that if you’ve not made Silver then you don’t fly enough to care about Gold.

    • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

      Where ar you based?

      There are plenty of threads on the BA forum about this very issue. The TPs required may vary in number but the suggestions apply no matter how many you need

  • KevinS says:

    Isn’t book with confidence dead now or does it only apply to BA holidays?

    • Barrel for Scraping says:

      Yea it doesn’t exist anymore. This seems to be a copy and paste list of benefits and despite it being a paid for article by BA had slipped through the checking process

    • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

      It’s dead. We only have what’s left of its beautiful plumage to admire.

      All that’s left of it is for people to use up their vouchers by the end of September.

  • palty says:

    Personally i never understood BA’s angle here of “spend 10k and 300 quid off” strategy

    on the one hand these p[people who splash out on a 10k holiday dont really care for the 300 quid savings
    on the other hand the people who want to spend on a holiday get 50 pounds in savings…?
    like it doesn’t even make any sense

    if you ask me personally there’s no logic to this so called “sale” its almost like they are doing us a favor by knocking off a few quid

    where’s the 50% off all avios flight redemption’s or something?

    Or £2023 first class return…. i dont know give us something BA…. not this crap…..

    • BSI1978 says:


    • dougzz99 says:

      Agreed. I don’t quite get the logic of a sale like this. Surely the point of a sale is to trigger additional purchases, those who otherwise wouldn’t buy. If you’re spending 10K are you really ‘triggered’ by £300 off. I bet the price changes more than that with the natural sale of various class tickets and the release of other classes.

  • David S says:

    Agreed- who spends £10,000 on a holiday

    • Rob says:

      Quite a lot of people. The Dubai resort we were in over half term was £1,000 per night (£2,000 if you needed two rooms) and was rammed solid, as were the four sister resorts adjacent to it, primarily with Brits.

      You’re aware there are over 20,000 people in the UK who earn over £1m, and that is just via PAYE? You need to add to that the self employed (who represent the bulk of those who earn £1m+) who often get paid via dividends or who earn the money but don’t withdraw it from their companies. Last set of stats I can find shows there are 2.4 million millionaires in the UK, albeit much of that tied up in property.

      Even someone on £100k could just about justify £10k for a once-a-year blow-out holiday, and there are about 1.5 million people who earn that much.

      There is a reason that Virgin Atlantic is adding The Maldives, and a reason why BA struggles to sell its Economy cabins on Maldives services but could shift Business Class multiple times over.

      • David S says:

        Wow – no wonder there are no good BA offers

      • KevinS says:

        So a minuscule saving of 3% will make zero difference to these people and have no impact on whether they buy from a competitor?

        • Rob says:

          It would push you over the edge if you were 95% ready to book.

          • KevinS says:

            If you were 95% ready to book then you would have booked anyway eventually regardless of a minuscule discount

      • T says:

        So if only 20.000 high rollers, why piss the other 58980000 off by absolute rubbish offers!!! It’s clear that HFP is the winner by actually getting ” sponsored” for this article. That’s already better then us readers!

        Come on BA!

        • Rob says:

          Rhys and I were with Mr Doyle on Tuesday night at BA’s Christmas media drinks. Apparently BA Holidays has grown 18x in the last 10 years – it is a genuine success story for the airline, tapping into a gap in the market for higher end packages.

          • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

            I’m part of that!

            In the last couple of years I;ve started to use BA Hols for ‘proper’ Hols – – usually long weekends away – where the price is better than buying separate.

            Also used them for the add one night and turn a flight into a holiday – not only has it saved cash the ability to pay a deposit also helps

            And the double tier points offer has been a boon.

            And the BA Hols staff are excellent.

  • Save East Coast Rewards says:

    Why is GGL never mentioned in these articles? I will qualify this year thanks to the lower TP thresholds. Normally you need 5000 TP the first year to qualify and 3000 TP the subsequent years having the first year level reduced to 3750 has put this status level in reach for me and probably a few other readers.

    • Rob says:

      Because, frankly, we don’t have many GGL readers and – perhaps more relevantly – none of the team are GGL so we don’t have first hand experience of it. Hence the lack of Concorde Room reviews since 2015 ….

      • Save East Coast Rewards says:

        I’m sure with the initial qualifying thresholds being lower some people would have been tempted to shift some travel towards BA or the oneworld partners. With First not available on all flights (and not available at all on shorthaul) then GGL is the way to ensure access to a decent lounge in T5, it also means more people with the ability to gift status.

  • James says:

    These offers are derisory though the lack of discounting is perhaps indicative of the strength of forward bookings that IAG alluded IIRC. I had been planning to book some ME flights for early in the new year but held off. Wish I’d booked under the double Avios offer now. One upside is locking in some holiday bookings with minimal deposits in case plans change…

  • Londonsteve says:

    BAH not offering any 5 night holidays in Europe next June when the chosen cabin is Business. It’s happy to sell me a holiday in Economy however, although the choice looks poor. You’d think they’d want to take advantage of interest in Black Friday to look in holiday bookings for next summer!

    • Jack says:

      I was looking at one recently and it would let me in club if you go to the low fare finder page on and select nights and business it should work or failing that from the home page or the call centre will gladly help ( got through rather quick recently ). Maybe a temporary glitch

      • Londonsteve says:

        Yes that works if you start off by selecting the flight. The thing with BAH is that there is often not a direct corrolation between flight price and overall package price, hence it’s useful to browse the BAH lists to compare overall price. Also to gain inspiration about where one can go within budget.

    • BA Flyer IHG Stayer says:

      I always use the Flight + Hotel opton from the BA landing page (in the middle between the flight only and flight + car options)

      I don’t use the ‘holiday finder’ search (usually on the right hand side of the screen) as I’ve found it’s told me there are no 5 night holidays when clearly they are when you search via the landing page option!

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