British Airways Launches ‘Centenary Offers’ Out Of The UK (NYC From £1,326 RT)


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British Airways has announced another sale to celebrate its centenary year and once again the airline is offering some good deals on flight-only bookings and British Airways holiday packages.

Whether you’re looking to fly long-haul or short-haul there should be something in the latest British Airways sale for everyone, and with transatlantic Business Class fares as low as £1,326, this could be a good time to rack up a few tier points and boost your Avios balance.

British Airways 787-9 Club World

The latest British Airways sale runs through to 16 July, the travel dates vary by destination (some run deep into 2020) and the deals are already live on the British Airways website.

The British Airways Sale – Long Haul Flights

Below are some examples of the fares you can expect to find on long-haul routes in the latest British Airways sale but, as the list is far from exhaustive, you should check the sale page and the British Airways low fare finder tool for any specific routes you may be interested in.

  • Abu Dhabi – from £1,350
  • Atlanta – from £1,458
  • Austin – from £1,589
  • Beijing – from £1,899
  • Boston – from £1,455

  • Calgary – from £1,545
  • Cancun – from £1,748
  • Chicago – from £1,533
  • Denver – from £1,599
  • Dubai – from £1,729
  • Grand Cayman – from £1,745
  • Houston – from £1,532
  • Islamabad – from £1,433
  • Mexico City – from £1558
  • Montreal – from £1,547
  • Nairobi – from £1,599
  • Nashville – from £1,539
  • New Delhi – from £1,859
  • New Orleans – from £1,538
  • New York – from £1,326

  • Philadelphia – from £1,443
  • Punta Cana – from £1644
  • Rio de Janeiro – from £1,795
  • San Diego – from £1,599
  • San Francisco – from £1,553
  • San Jose – from £1,539
  • Sao Paulo – from £1,795
  • Seattle – from £1,569
  • Shanghai – from £1,885
  • Toronto – from £1,501
  • Vancouver – from £1,569
  • Washington D.C. – from £1,433

There are quite a few tempting deals here it’s hard to know where to start but, if pushed, I’d say that the fares to the US West Coast offer the best value (roundtrip Business Class to/from San Francisco for £1,553 looks very good to me).

Outside of those fares the £1,599 deal to Denver catches the eye and should be great for anyone heading to the Rockies for some skiing, the fare to New York looks good, anyone heading to the Dubai should probably ignore the Dubai fares and head to Abu Dhabi before getting a cheap taxi to whichever Dubai hotel they’re staying at.

The Toronto fare at £1,501 stands out because that includes travel on the new British Airways A350 complete with the Club Suite…

British Airways New Club World Suite - Image courtesy of British Airways

…while the Vancouver fare (at £1,569) should be useful to anyone considering Whistler for their next skiing trip.

The British Airways Sale – Short Haul Flights

Direct link to the sale page

Below are some examples of the fares you can expect to find on short-haul routes in the latest British Airways sale but, as with the long-haul routes I illustrated above, this list doesn’t show ALL the deals available – you’ll have to check the sale page or the British Airways low fare finder tool if a route you’re interested doesn’t appear below.

Prices are for one-way

  • Amsterdam – from £73
  • Athens – from £201*
  • Barcelona – from £98
  • Berlin – from £100
  • Budapest – from £121
  • Catania – from £131*
  • Dublin – from £79
  • Frankfurt – from £54
  • Geneva – from £93
  • Genoa – from £72
  • Helsinki – from £124*

  • Istanbul – from £157*
  • Lyon – from £94
  • Milan – from £77
  • Naples – from £91
  • Nice – from £108
  • Paphos – from £158*
  • Paris – from £108
  • Rome – from £78
  • Venice – from £75
  • Vienna – from £79

There are some good deals amongst the fares I’ve listed above but I suspect it’s probably the fares marked with an asterisk (*) which will attract the most attention.

These are the routes on which British Airways awards 80 Tier Points one-way (160 Tier Points for roundtrip travel) and these routes can offer a very economical way to boost your way to whatever elite status level you’re aiming for.

It’s worth noting that these fares are, generally speaking, higher than the fares in the British Airways sale we saw earlier in the year so, if you don’t have a pressing need to travel, you may save some cash by waiting for the net set of deals to be released later this year.

British Airways Holidays

Don’t forget that it’s quite often the case that BA offers even better deals when you pair a flight with a hotel (the package deal can sometimes come out cheaper than the flight-only deal) so make sure you check out the offers that British Airways Holidays has in this sale.

Bottom Line

I’ve had a look at the First Class and Premium Economy fares that BA is currently offering and I can’t really see many fares that I’d consider to be ‘good deals’. In Club World, on the other hand, I can see quite a few fares which, for departures out of the UK, look promising.

Any readers tempted by these fares?

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