OFFERS: New British Airways sale – what are the best deals? plus Virgin 40% off redemptions
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OFFERS: New British Airways sale – what are the best deals? plus Virgin 40% off redemptions

Mr & Mrs Smith up to 40% off, Virgin Atlantic sale from £1737 and up to 30% off citizenM hotels

New British Airways sale – what are the best deals?

The British Airways and British Airways Holidays summer sale has launched for bookings until 11 July 2024, The Original Sale includes both flights and holiday packages to beach and city destinations. 

The sale is pretty weak in my opinion. For long haul, I’d expect US prices to be below £1600 for East Coast and they are not. Your best bet is to fly from Dublin where you can save a few hundred pounds per person up to £1000 per person on US flights. Doha is not bad at £1598 and you could use Avios to connect onwards from there. 

Flight only deals

Club World

Waterfront in Doha
Waterfront in Doha, Qatar 

You can save up to £500 on Club World (long-haul business class) selected flights. Here are the best deals I could find:

  • Atlanta £1899
  • Boston: £1699
  • Chicago: £1699
  • Dallas: £1999
  • Houston: £2899
  • Las Vegas: £2188
  • Miami: £1968
  • Montreal: £1798
  • Nashville: £1899
  • New Orleans: £1699
  • New York: £1671 (cheapest)
  • Philadelphia: £1799
  • Phoenix: £1999
  • Pittsburgh: £1798
  • Portland: £2354 (most expensive)
  • San Diego: £2199
  • San Francisco: £2074
  • Seattle: £1999
  • Toronto: £1699
  • Washington DC: £1799
Seven miles beach on Grand Cayman
  • Cancun: £1999
  • Grand Cayman: £2059
  • Mexico City: £2099
  • Nassau: £2049
  • Santiago: £2599
  • Mumbai: £2299
  • New Delhi: £2049
  • Chennai £2249
  • Accra: £1641
  • Amman: £896
  • Bahrain: £2739
  • Cairo: £798
  • Doha: £1598
  • Dubai: £1950
  • Kuwait: £2409
  • Marrakech: £384
  • Riyad: £2919
  • Tel Aviv: £809

Shanghai, China

  • Kuala Lumpur £2499
  • Shanghai: £2199
  • Singapore: £2599

 

Club Europe

Return per person. 160 tier point (return) destinations in bold. 

  • Alicante: £278
  • Amsterdam: £236
  • Athens: £440
  • Barcelona: £192
  • Basel: £190
  • Belfast: £186
  • Berlin: £200
  • Billund: £188
  • Bologna: £216
  • Bordeaux: £218
  • Brussels: £204
  • Bucharest: £280
  • Budapest: £284
  • Cologne: £208
  • Copenhagen: £222
  • Corsica: £212
  • Dublin: £186
  • Dusseldorf: £214
  • Edinburgh: £176
  • Faro: £324
  • Frankfurt: £218
  • Geneva: £218
  • Gibraltar: £342
  • Glasgow: £178
  • Gothenburg: £210
  • Hamburg: £202
  • Hannover: £214
  • Ibiza: £196
  • Innsbruck: £290
  • Inverness: £200
  • Istanbul: £398
  • Jersey: £208
  • Krakow: £222
  • Larnaca: £492
  • Lisbon: £290
  • Luxembourg: £176
  • Lyon: £230
  • Madrid: £284
  • Manchester: £166
  • Milan: £214
  • Munich: £240
  • Naples: £342
  • Nice: £228
  • Oslo: £272
  • Paris: £238
  • Prague: £214
  • Reykjavik: £364
  • Rome: £368
  • Rotterdam: £204
  • Salzburg: £274
  • Sofia: £292
  • Stockholm: £218
  • Stuttgart: £234
  • Toulouse: £226
  • Valencia: £228
  • Venice: £286
  • Vienna: £254
  • Zagreb: £234

You can find the cheapest fares for each destination using BA’s Low Fare Finder page here.

 

World Traveller Plus

Upgrades to World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) start from an extra £249 return on selected routes with destinations including the Bahamas, Tobago and Kuala Lumpur.

 

Holiday packages

View of the Pitons, St Lucia

British Airways Holidays is offering an array of holiday packages for customers booking flight and hotel or flight and car together. These often work out better value than booking flight only. 

These prices include Club World flights and a minimum of a 4* hotel based on two sharing a room:

  • New York flights + 4 nights hotel from £1799 pp
  • Chicago flights + 4 nights hotel from £1839 pp
  • Las Vegas flights + 7 nights hotel from £2510 pp
  • New Orleans flights + 4 nights hotel from £2126 pp
  • San Francisco flights + 4 nights hotel from £2303 pp
  • Miami flights + 4 nights hotel from £2453 pp
  • Barbados flights + 7 nights hotel from £2549 pp
  • St Lucia flights + 7 nights hotel from £2577 pp
  • Cancun flights + 7 nights all-inclusive hotel from £2319 pp
  • Dominican Republic flights + 7 nights all-inclusive hotel from £2438 pp
  • Antigua flights + 7 nights all-inclusive hotel from £3030 pp
  • Bahamas flights + 7 nights hotel from £2651 pp
  • Abu Dhabi flights + 5 nights hotel from £2019 pp
  • Dubai flights + 7 nights hotel from £1797 pp
  • Mauritius flights + 7 nights hotel from £3385 pp
  • Maldives flights + 7 nights hotel from £3403 pp
  • Toronto flights + 4 nights hotel from £1858 pp
  • Vancouver flights + 5 nights hotel from £2525 pp

British Airways Holidays customers can earn double Tier Points on flights taken as part of a package holiday with British Airways Holidays for travel until 30 June 2025. You must include a car or hotel for at least 5 days to qualify. You can find out more here.

 

Virgin Atlantic 40% off points for flight redemptions

Mr & Mrs Smith up to 40% off Virgin Atlantic sale from £1737

To celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s 40th anniversary this weekend, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Red have teamed up to offer a 40% reduction in the points price when members buy any Virgin Atlantic reward seat between Friday, 21 June, and Monday, 24 June 2024, for travel throughout 2024. There is no reduction in the taxes and charges you have to pay which can be close to £1000 per person in Upper Class. You can also find details of their cash sale here.

All Virgin Atlantic routes are included in the sale and the sale is applicable to Economy, Premium and Upper Class reward seat bookings, as well as upgrades booked during the offer period.  

To book, head over to the Virgin Atlantic website, where you can choose your destination and travel dates. Select ‘Show Price in Points’ under the ‘Advanced search’ followed by your desired cabin – either Economy, Premium or Upper Class. Finally, click the arrow and browse the reward seats available to you – 40% off the usual points price. See the Reward Seat Checker here to find seats more easily across a year. 

 

 

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