British Airways Launches Its UK Sale

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British Airways has launched its latest sale for departures out of the UK and, on the face of things, there are a few interesting deals.

None of the Business Class deals are going to be overly exciting if you’re used to positioning to Europe and getting cheap fares from there but, with Club World fares to North America starting at around £1,300 and with 160 Tier Points on offer from £250, it’s definitely worth checking out what the airline has on offer.

The sale will run until midnight 26 September 2017 for travel dates from now until March 2018…but I’ve seen some decent fares past March too.

The main sale page can be accessed via this link and here are a few of the deals that I like most (all fares are roundtrip and out of London).

Club World (Business Class) Fares:

North America

  • Boston – From £1,479
  • Chicago – From £1,494
  • Las Vegas – From £1,629
  • Los Angeles – From £1,679
  • Miami – From £1,585
  • Montreal – From £1,297
  • New York – £1,496
  • Toronto – From £1,296
  • Vancouver – From £1,639

Some of the fares, like the one shown for Los Angeles, can be a little deceptive as they’re really only available for one month of the sale period (and that’s so close in that most people will probably have their vacations booked) while the rest of the time the fares are considerably higher:

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But that’s not the case for all the deals. Taking Miami as an example, you’ll find reasonable Club World fares in November, March and April:

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Far East

  • Bangkok – £1,698
  • Beijing – £1,599
  • Seoul – £1,897
  • Singapore – £1,797

The standout fare for me here is the one to Beijing for £1,599…although it’s only apparently available in February (when it will be cold).

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Still, having said that, I’ve visited Beijing in the winter and had a fantastic experience – a lot less tourists cluttering up places I wanted to visit (like the Great Wall) and the pollution seemed to be better than when I visited in the summer.

Middle East & Africa

I know a lot of readers will be focusing in on the fares to Abu Dhabi and Dubai but the one’s that interest me most here are the fares to Marrakech and Algiers.

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Both of these routes will earn flyers 80 Tier points in either direction (160 Tier Points total) and that’s a  fantastic return for the outlay.


BA has so many European destinations that I can’t possibly pick out the ones that I think will interest everyone so what I’ll do is focus on some of the routes that offer 80 Tier Points each way (I’m guessing a lot of readers will be focusing on these too):

  • Athens – From £179 each way
  • Bucharest – From £190 each way
  • Helsinki – From £199 each way
  • Lanzarote – From £156 each way
  • Larnaca – From £186 each way
  • Malta – From £125 each way
  • Paphos – From £170 each way
  • Reykjavik – From £146 each way
  • Tenerife – From £156 each way

a city with a large building and a large towerValletta, Malta – Image courtesy of Wiki Commons Media

The standout for me is Malta (a great place to visit) and at £250 for 160 Tier Points you’re not exactly getting a poor deal 🙂

The Caribbean

  • Antigua – From £1,526
  • Barbados – From £1,469
  • Grenada – From £1,495
  • Kingston – From £1,195
  • Punta Cana – From £1,195
  • St Lucia – From £1,509
  • Tobago – From £1,498

Once again some of these fares are only available for relatively close in bookings….

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…but there are good fares for travel in 2018 too:

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As far as Business Class flight-only deals go those are the ones that caught my eye…but there may well be others out there so make sure you check

I didn’t see all that much in Premium Economy that got me thinking that it was a great deal but I only had time for a quick look so it’s worth checking if that’s the cabin you’re looking to book.

Here are some indicative price ranges (excluding outliers):

  • North America: £720 – £850
  • Latin America & The Caribbean: £730 – £870
  • South & Central Asia: £725 – £810
  • Middle East & Africa: £500 – £1,200 (easily the widest range of prices here)
  • Far East: £800 – £1,200
  • Sydney: From £1,841

For Economy Class fares BA is advertising roundtrip fares to Europe from £82, California from £378 and Las Vegas from £568 (which seems a little expensive for my taste).

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Lastly, it’s worth noting that British Airways often has some good deals on package holidays and right now they’re showing worldwide Club World holidays from £1,119 per person.

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Be sure to price up your trip as a package and as flights and hotels separately to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

Bottom Line

If you’re hunting tier points then there are some great short-haul options here for you and if you’re looking for a long-haul vacation with a bit of comfort as you fly there are some reasonable deals too. My personal favorites are the fares to Marrakech in Club Europe (£275 roundtrip) and Toronto and Beijing in Club World (£1,296 and £1,599 respectively.

Let me know in the comments if you find any great deals that I didn’t highlight and I add them to the post for other to see.