British Airways have just announced a premium seat sale with some great deals in First and Club World to 20 long haul destinations, and 35 destinations in Club Europe.
You have until 17th March to book, for travel before 31st December.
There is also a sale on British Airways Holidays, and if you really want to grab an absolute bargain there are 200,000 tickets on sale for just £29 each way to European destinations from Gatwick.
If your birthday is the 29th, you’ll get complimentary lounge access when departing from Gatwick on the 28th, 29th, and 1st March.
There are potentially opportunities here to earn tier points significantly cheaper than usual.
£29 seats from Gatwick
Over 200,000 seats have been loaded into the system at £29 each way between Gatwick and Europe. These are economy fares.
You can use the BA low fare finder, but this doesn’t show the promotional £29 fares. You simply have to hunt around different destinations and dates to find the £29 fares.
Save more by booking a holiday
It’s very often the case that you can get an even better deal by booking through British Airways Holidays. Try adding a night in a cheap hotel, or adding car hire, and the price can often be lower than for just the flight alone, and certainly a bargain compared to booking separately.
Booking via BA Holidays has other advantages. You can pay a deposit and then pay the balance 5 weeks before departure, and you earn 1 extra Avios per £
Book a flight in Club World or First and a car from Avis for destinations in the USA and Canada and save £100.
The Club World deals
In Club World there are sale fares starting at £1195 return and destinations include Cape Town, New York, and Rio. Here are the examples given by BA:
|Abu Dhabi||£1517 (or £317 and 248,000 Avios)|
|Boston||£1,195 (or £275 and 188,000 Avios)|
|Cape Town||£2,699 (or £999 and 354,000 Avios)|
|Miami||£1,395 (or £475 and 188,000 Avios)|
|Mumbai||£1,849 (or £649 and 248,000 Avios)|
|Rio de Janeiro||£1,999 (or £299 and 354,000 Avios)|
The Club Europe deals
Club Europe sale fares start at £179 return to 35 destinations. Here are the example fares given by BA, with departures from Heathrow or Gatwick:
|Berlin||£218 (or £98 and 21,000 Avios)|
|Copenhagen||£234 (or £74 and 30,500 Avios)|
|Ibiza||£251 (or £71 and 35,100 Avios)|
|Nice||£281 (or £101 and 35,100 Avios)|
|Prague||£206 (or £86 and 21,000 Avios)|
|Valencia||£190 (or £70 and 21,000 Avios)|
The First Deals
In First, here are the headline deals. Prices for return flights:
Santiago from £3484
Mumbai from £2442
Delhi from £2699
Moscow from £1349
The Holidays deals
The sale offer also applies to holidays. Here are some of the highlights:
Seychelles – 7 nights at the 4 star Avani Barbarons with Club World flights from £2299 per person
Cape Town – 7 nights at the 4 star NH Lord Charles with Club World flights from £2899 per person – See our NH Rewards guide)
Abu Dhabi – 3 nights at the Crowne Plaza Yas Island with Club World flights from £1499 per person
Club World vs Club Europe
If you’re new to it, Club World is long haul business class and Club Europe is short haul business class. In First and Club World you will get lounge access, priority check-in and boarding, fast-track security, very good seating depending on the aircraft, and fine dining on-board.
In Club Europe, you still get fast-track security, lounge access, priority boarding, and a meal and drink on board, but the seats are the same as standard seats with the middle seat kept empty. You do get to sit near the front for a faster exit and earn more tier points, but don’t expect fancy lie-flat seats.
Always check the seatmap for your intended flight using Seat Guru.