Virgin Atlantic has launched a new promotion with a view to persuading BA's Executive Club elites to test the water on the other side of the fence. For a limited time only, Virgin Atlantic is offering status matches to British Airways Bronze, Silver, and Gold elites who have a Virgin Atlantic booking made on or before 28 February 2021.
Are you a British Airways Gold or Gold Guest List elite member? If you are, you may have been targeted by British Airways for a reasonably easy opportunity to earn a Gold upgrade for up to two passengers.
The offers we've seen British Airways publish for Black Friday/Cyber Monday have mostly been embarrassingly bad. Fortunately, the Avios sale that the airline has been running (and which ends today) has offered at least one opportunity to get some value.
After its nemesis, Virgin Atlantic, got a head start on it with a series of Black Friday promotions launched this morning (here and here), British Airways is now finally getting its Black Friday promotions rolling with a "mystery bonus" on all Avios purchases made through 30 November.
It appears to be the season for 30% Avios bonuses. First we have Chase offering a 30% bonus on Ultimate Rewards Point transfers to various Avios-issuing airlines and now we have British Airways offering a 30% bonus on transfers from IHG Rewards Club and Radisson Rewards. But is this promotion any good?
Chase Ultimate Rewards has recently launched a promotion in which it's offering a bonus on points transfers to the three key Avios-issuing airlines - British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus. With Avios being one of the best currencies to use for short-haul flights and with relatively few people flying anything but short-haul right now, this could be a promotion that's worth considering.
Last Wednesday, British Airways launched one of the very best Avios promotions we have ever seen when it announced that British Airways Executive Club members could book long-haul Rewards Flights with 50% fewer Avios than normal. Sadly and as with all good things, this promotion is about to end so you have under 36 hours in which to make the most of this deal.
British Airways has published a limited-time promotion in which it's offering substantial discounts on the Avios cost of the Reward Flights that it offers. Short-haul bookings are reduced by 25% but it's on long-haul flights where the biggest savings are to be found with the airline offering a huge 50% discount on peak and off-peak fares.
British Airways has been running an Avios sale since the end of August but today is the last day to participate and to buy Avios with the best bonus British Airways generally offers. As usual, if you have no plans to travel with BA in the near future this shouldn't be a sale you consider, for everyone else buying Avios in this sale could make a lot of sense.
British Airways operates a number of short-haul routes on which Business Class fares earn an impressive 160 Tier Points for roundtrip travel. For the next ten days, British Airways has lowered the cost of Business Class fares on some of these routes to levels that I don't recall having ever seen before so some of the deals on offer are nothing short of fantastic.