This article is sponsored by British Airways Holidays
British Airways Holidays has launched a new Business Class holiday sale and there are some good savings across a range of destinations.
All packages include a Business Class flight and in some cases, the holiday costs little more than buying the flight on its own.
You must book by 13th November.
These deals are, in general, for travel between December 2023 and March 2024. For full details visit the sale website and scroll down to the T&C’s at the bottom.
Get a great deal with British Airways Holidays
You can make substantial savings when you book a flight + hotel deal with British Airways Holidays. For example, in the Business Class Sale the Club World flight price to New York starts from £1,999pp return. However, if you book Club World flights and 4 nights in a hotel in New York via BA Holidays, packages start from £2,089 pp.
All luxury holidays include British Airways Business Class flights, airport lounge access and 4-star or above hotel accommodation. You’ll also get all the benefits of Business Class travel including 2 checked bags at 32kg per person and fast track security,
Some headline Club World deals are:
Toronto: Four nights at the 4* Chelsea Hotel Toronto from £2,089pp, traveling on selected dates between 8th February – 8th March 2024 inclusive.
New York: Four nights at the 4* Kixby from £2,089pp, traveling on selected dates between 10th February – 29th February 2024 inclusive.
Barbados: Seven nights at the 4.5* The Crane from £2,249pp, traveling on selected dates between 1st September – 30th September 2024 inclusive.
Here are typical Club Europe deals:
Prague: Three nights at the 4.5* Grandior Hotel Prague from £329pp, traveling on selected dates between 1st January – 31st January 2024 inclusive.
Tenerife: Seven nights at the 4* Vincci Tenerife Golf from £799pp, traveling on selected dates between 1st December – 31st December 2023 inclusive.
Gran Canaria: Seven nights at the 4* Barcelo Margaritas from £899pp, traveling on selected dates between 1st January – 31st January 2024 inclusive.
Lanzarote: Seven nights all-inclusive at the 4* Hotel HL Club Playa Blanca from £899pp, traveling on selected dates between 1st January – 31st January 2024 inclusive.
Tenerife: Seven nights all-inclusive at the 4.5* LANDMAR Playa La Arena from £999pp, traveling on selected dates between 1st December – 31st December 2023 inclusive
You will receive DOUBLE British Airways Executive Club tier points too
Don’t forget that British Airways Holidays has extended its double tier points offer by another year, out to 31st December 2024. This remains one of the most attractive promotions currently running from any travel company.
As a quick recap, if you book a ‘flight and hotel’ or ‘flight and car’ package for at least five nights, and travel by 31st December 2024 (was 31st December 2023), you will receive double BA tier points on your flights. Existing bookings count.
You could get very close to a Silver card from scratch in one trip. For example, booking London to New York in Club World, you would get (140 + 140) x 2 = 560 tier points.
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 British Airways Holidays?
There are a number of benefits to booking a British Airways Holidays package rather than 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 British Airways Holidays on top of the usual Avios earned from your flights
- double Avios (3 per £1) on your payment if you use the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card
You can see full details of offers and fares in the Business Class Sale section of the BA Holiday website here.
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 25,000 Membership Rewards points, worth 25,000 Avios if converted.
The sale ends on 13th November.