British Airways Premium Class Sale, Book by 17 May 2016

British Airways has launched another sale, for travel in Premium Economy, Business and First Class. Fares valid for travel up to and including April 2017! You cannot combine the sale fares with the free upgrade offer as described in my previous article, from Business to First! Book before midnight of Tuesday 17 May.

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British Airways New European Fare Rules

British Airways has introduced some new fare rules and a better advance seat-selection policy. In short, pay approximately £30 extra to ensure you can choose your seat, make same day change, and check-in one bag if you wish to. BASIC FARE No check-in bag No seat choice Changes incur a fee Not Refundable Cheapest fares PLUS […]

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British Airways free upgrade to First Class April 2016

Where’s the catch? Only valid for new bookings made on/after 5th April to 14th June 2016 If you have already booked – and paid – forget it! The upgrade offer only applies to bookings made in expensive booking classes: J, C, D, R, in the Club World fare ladder. As a guide, Club World return to […]

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British Airways First and business class flights and holidays on sale

British Airways typically announce sales five times a year. My article, “When do airlines announce sales” here give a guide to when to expect fares to be reduced. It focussed on British Airways because, as they are the dominant carrier in the UK, most airlines follow their patterns. For example, Virgin Atlantic nearly always have […]

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Hilton Hotels Flash Sale Book by Sunday 13 March 2016

The sale prices apply to weekends only so it’s not really applicable to booking business travel, but some travellers may wish to stay a weekend which is why I am posting this article. The sale launches on Sunday afternoon at 4pm so it really is targeting the leisure market! Savings of up to 35% and […]

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British Airways Sale

Many of you have been waiting for the Boxing Day and January Sales to see if prices drop. Well, here you are – Christmas has arrived early! Book between 17th December 2015 and midnight 2nd February 2016! Most economy fares are valid for departures through to 8th or 15th December 2016 Most Premium and Club […]

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Exceptional one-off British Airways Flash Sale

Fly in Club Europe Business Class from just £150 return to the following European Cities Departures from Gatwick between 3rd November 2015 and 29th February 2016 Naples Venice Malta Nice Rome Innsbruck Bordeaux Faro Marrakech Alicante Vienna Geneva Seville Friedrichshafen Genoa This is a “flash sale”! For complete details and bookings visit this British Airways […]

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BA Economy and Premium Economy Sale Extended

The British Airways Sale that was to end yesterday, has been extended Book before midnight, Tuesday 21st July The sale prices are for economy (World Traveller) class and Premium Economy (World Traveller Plus) Most fares are for departures September 2015 through to 2016 Example prices in Premium Economy, Dubai, from £650, Florida from £874 Most […]

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Flash Hotels Sale – Book today Wednesday 24 June and Thursday 25 June

For 48 hours only, Hotels.com is offering discounts of up to 50% That’s for bookings made today and tomorrow and the offers are for a selection of hotels in most European Destinations including Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Istanbul, Venice Florence, Vienna, Lisbon, Scandinavia. Thanks to this and their fabulous reward scheme, Hotels.com is fast becoming […]

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As one sale ends, another BA sale begins

The economy class sale ended just a couple of days ago but British Airways has today announced a first and business class sale Key Points Book by Tuesday 9th June (inclusive) – You have until 23:59 to complete the transaction online! Many destinations include travel up until May 2016 Long-haul flights from Heathrow and Gatwick require a […]

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British Airways Sale – Book before Tuesday 19 May.

The current sale from British Airways is targeted at leisure travellers. Most business-related travel is excluded by the fare rules. For example, with a few exceptions, reservations require a Saturday-night stay, a minim three night stay and advance booking of up to 1, 2 or even 3 weeks. And fares are not refundable once purchased […]

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Free car hire for up to 2 weeks with British Airways

Using economy flights to the US as an example, the return airfare for 2 adults and 3 children, flight only, was costing a total of approximately £4,700 Choosing a Flight + Car option and the price was practically identical, depending on the vehicle choice. The inclusive rate included a People Carrier such as a Dodge Grand Caravan. […]

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British Airways Free Upgrade to First Class

Pay for a business class return ticket and travel in First Class in one direction. This deal only applies to the higher business-class fares, not the cheapest Saturday-night-stay fares. Probably not the fares you’d normally choose to pay. But if they are the only available prices for your trip, you should take advantage of this! […]

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BA Christmas & New Year Sale, Business Class £1,007 each

Book by midnight Thursday 4th December to take advantage of this sale. It only applies to departures Saturday 21st December to Saturday 3rd January 2015 Full details from the BA Website here

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Eurostar Sale for travel 5 January – 12 February 2015

January is traditionally a quiet month for Eurostar for leisure traffic so the train operator is offering return fares from London to Paris and to Brussels for just £59 return! That’s just £29.50 each direction! We’ve checked and seen good availability except for evening departures. Especially Friday evenings For just £10 more you can travel […]

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Flash sale – 50% off all hotels in China with Hilton

Bookable only this week (by 15th November) but for stays up to 31st December 2015! Take advantage of this 50% discount by using this code to achieve the discount: PR11RO Example, Conrad Hong Kong   Or the Hilton Shanghai Key Points: Offer valid at all participating Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels across Mainland China, Hong Kong and […]

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BA Business Sale – Book by midnight Wednesday 12 November 2014

This sale is for Business and First Class travel but will not apply to people booking business travel, unless they can comply with the following general restrictions: The sale is for “selected travel dates” only. Most fares require that you stay a Saturday night, except flights city airport. And many fares require that you book […]

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An easy way to spend Avios to save up to £300 on British Airways flights

I often hear complaints regarding availability of flights using Avios. It can be impossible for the dates required, and you need to be quite flexible – and book far in advance or last-minute, and you may end up having to buy a ticket for cash For those with a large bank of unspent Avios, British […]

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Up to 7,000 bonus Avios by booking BA flights before 28 November

To the following destinations, British Airways is offering an additional bonus of 7,000 Avios in First Class, 5,000 Avios in Club World Business Class (J,C&C Class) 2,500 for World Traveller Plus (Premium, W&E Class), 1,000 World Traveller (Y&B) , Club Europe (JCD) 500 for domestic Y&B If booking business class then this is a good […]

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Free upgrades on British Airways – book by 12 December

British Airways is still offering a free upgrade in one direction from Business Class to First Class. But the upgrade is now only available when booking the higher fare types, namely J and C class “published fare”. Previously, lower R class fares were included. For example, the J class return fare to Los Angeles is £9,936 […]

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British Airways New Route London to Split, Croatia

Split is fast gaining popularity. During summer 2015 it will be served by easyJet, Norwegian and Croatia Airlines from Gatwick. WIZZ from Luton and now British Airways from Heathrow Terminal 5! Outward flights begin: Sunday                3rd May Heathrow to Split departing 13:15 arriving 16:50 Wednesday         6th May Heathrow to Split departing 07:30 arriving 11:05 […]

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When do airlines announce sales?

The title of this post could also be, “When is it best to book flights?” If you are intending to book travel in say 10 months’ time, it is very difficult to judge when is the cheapest time to book your flight? This article applies to long-haul flight-only travel and not to short-haul or “low-cost” […]

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How to extend the British Airways Sale Deadline

I recently posted an article about the new function on the BA website where you can hold a seat for £5 short-haul and £10 long-haul. I waited until today to check if this facility can be used in effect to extend the payment deadline during a sale period. Normally, when an end-of-sale deadline is given, […]

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British Airways Upgrade Offer 2014

British Airways is offering a free upgrade from Business Class to First Class. It’s not what we’d normally think of in terms of an “upgrade”. For that, you’d normally buy a cheaper ticket and afterwards be rewarded with the upgrade. The current offer is in reality a lower price for first class at the point […]

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Should you use Avios to discount your British Airways flight?

You can now use Avios to reduce the cost of a flight booking but is this a good value? Discount £10 Costs 1,500 Avios Discount £20 Costs 3,000 Avios Discount £30 Costs 4,500 Avios BA has recently increased the offer so that On longer European routes, if you are booking two or more travellers, you […]

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