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British Airways Reveals First Class Wing at London Heathrow Terminal 5

by Continental Club on March 22, 2017  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , ,

British Airways has released the first official details of  ‘The First Wing‘ at its London Heathrow home. The First Wing will encompass and enlarge the existing First Class check in area at the South end of Terminal 5, linking through to new security channels which, for the first time, will allow eligible passengers direct access to the carrier’s Galleries First Lounge.

The First Wing will be open to members of the British Airways Executive Club at the Gold tier and above, as well as to Emerald cardholders of oneworld alliance frequent flyer programmes and, of course, to all those travelling in British Airways’ First Class. The latter will also enjoy direct access to The Concorde Room.

The check-in area is 250% larger than the original First Class zone, and The First Wing is defined by a three metre high and 29 metre long curved wall,  which serves to guide passengers through to the lounge complex.

The First Wing is slated to open in early April 2017. For more information, visit ba.com.

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by Continental Club on January 9, 2017  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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It's a canyon. It's grand. And tonight, it looks jaw-dropping. #canyon #grandcanyon #arizona #travel #usa #continentalclub

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CC IG3: British Airways Club World London City Service

by Continental Club on January 6, 2017  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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British Airways Unforgettable Sale – Five Day Flash: Up To £100 Extra Off Holidays

by Continental Club on January 5, 2017  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has further improved its current Unforgettable Sale with a set of additional discounts of up to £100 to selected destinations – when booked in conjunction with hotel accommodation or car rental.

These deeper discounts are available only until 23:59GMT on 10th January 2017; the deals are now bookable at ba.com, and details show on the airline’s ‘Holiday Offers‘ page. The discount itself is confirmed on the pricing page:

The full list of additional discounts is:

Flight & Hotel
All Destinations
£50 extra discount on Flight + Hotel holidays to any destination for bookings with a minimum spend of £1,250
£100 extra discount on Flight + Hotel holidays to any destination for bookings with a minimum spend of £2,500

Flight & Car
All destinations
£25 extra discount on Flight + Car holidays to any destination for bookings with a minimum spend of £600
£50 extra discount on Flight + Car holidays to any destination for bookings with a minimum spend of £1,250
£100 extra discount on Flight + Car holidays to any destination for bookings with a minimum spend of £2,500

Travel dates are 5th January to 31st December 2017 and, as shown in the example above, Flight + Hotel holidays can also offer significant nominal savings against booking separately, especially when a Saturday night stay is not required, plus underlying Unforgettable Sale savings. British Airways Holidays bookings often also include hotel amenities such as complimentary WiFi.

Flights booked in this offer qualify for Avios and Tier Points in the British Airways Executive Club, and members of the club at the Bronze level and above benefit from all amenities associated with their level of status in the programme, including (as relevant) fast track security and boarding, lounge access and seat selection. In addition, bonus Avios are awarded to Executive Club members for BA Holidays booking, and deposit payments from £400 are available – both as shown in the screenshot above.

Note that IT fares do not earn points in the BA OnBusiness SME Loyalty programme, however. Offer excludes Johannesburg: Holiday Inn Express Sandton Woodmead, Mauritius: Coin de Mire, Grenada: Kalinago Beach Resort, Grenada: Grenadian by Rex, St Kitts: Timothy Beach, St Kitts: Oualie Beach Resort.

The booking deadline is midnight 5th January 2017. To check availability and to book, visit ba.com.

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BA Club World Holidays New York Luxury Flash Sale From £1199pp

by Continental Club on December 1, 2016  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has followed-up its Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion with flash savings on Club World business class and First Class prices to New York – when booked in conjunction with hotel accommodation. The so-called ‘Inclusive Tour’ or IT fares are non-refundable and non-changeable, but offer advertised additional savings of up to £800 per person.

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The fares are bookable now at ba.com, and are featured on the airline’s ‘Club World Deals‘ page, with sample offers of 3 nights at New York’s DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan Hotel from £1184.50 per person, including return Club World flights from London Gatwick – undercutting even the headline advertised price slightly.

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Other advertised flight & hotel offers include:

Club World flights and 3 Nights at 5* Intercontinental New York Barclay from £1,349 per person

Club World flights and 3 Nights at 5* Waldorf Astoria from £1,399 per person

First Class flights and 3 Nights at 5* Intercontinental New York Barclay from £1,949 per person

First Class flights and 3 Nights at 5* Waldorf Astoria from £1,999 per person

All prices are based on two passengers travelling together.

Flights booked in this offer qualify for Avios and Tier Points in the British Airways Executive Club, and members of the club at the Bronze level and above benefit from all amenities associated with their level of status in the programme, including (as relevant) fast track security and boarding, lounge access and seat selection. In addition, bonus Avios are awarded to Executive Club members for BA Holidays booking, as shown in the screenshot above.

Note that IT fares do not earn points in the BA OnBusiness SME Loyalty programme, however.

Offers are valid for selected travel dates between 20th December 2016 & 1st January 2017.

The booking deadline is midnight 5th December 2016. To check availability and to book, visit ba.com.

For full Terms & Conditions scroll down or click ‘READ MORE’:

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BA Black Friday: 787 Dreamliner to Abu Dhabi £191 & 13600 Avios Return

by Continental Club on November 25, 2016  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has added to its range of Black Friday promotions with a £301 special fare on its new direct Boeing 787 Dreamliner service to Abu Dhabi. The airline is also offering the opportunity to save an additional £110 by redeeming 13,600 Avios, bringing the fare down to £190.87 return:

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Members of the Executive Club will also earn Tier Points and Avios on the fare, meaning that a Gold Executive Club cardholder could make 8,520 Avios back, bringing their net outlay down to 5,080 Avios.

Bookings must be made by 23:59 on Monday 28th November 2016, for travel between 11th January & 20th March, between 21st April & 23rd May, and between 31st May & 10th June 2017.

For travellers wishing to upgrade to World Traveller Plus Premium Economy, a return fare of £716 is also available, which can be reduced to £495.87 by redeeming 32,000 Avios. The potential Avios earn-back is 13,636, leaving a net outlay of 18,364 Avios.

In all cases, the Avios discount does not rely on the availability of ‘pure’ Avios seats for redemption – potentially making this a particularly good and easy use of points.

To book this and the airline’s other Black Friday offers, visit ba.com/blackfriday.

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Iberia Black Friday Sale: 25% Off Business Class

by Continental Club on November 25, 2016  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , ,

iberia-new-logo-large-lqIberia has once again released a Black Friday sale, offering 25% off Business Class base fares for Iberia-operated itineraries, covering various travel dates between 1st December 2016 and 15th June 2017. The discount applies across the shorthaul, midhaul and longhaul network.

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Bookings must be made by midnight GMT on Thursday 1st December 2016, and the fare conditions of the underlying non-discounted fare apply. Fares earn Avios and status credit in the Iberia Plus and other oneworld partner airlines’ frequent flyer programmes, again per the underlying fare type conditions.

Sample return fares from London to New York, via Madrid, are from £1006 per person, with the additional opportunity to reduce the fare by up to £601 by redeeming 158,725 Avios.

Bookings must be made through the specific Iberia Black Friday Sale link, and the discount is not available through other sales channels.

To check availability and book, visit iberia.com.

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British Airways Black Friday Sale Update: More Fares Released

by Continental Club on November 24, 2016  |  2 comments • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysLast night, we reported that British Airways had revealed its Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale, offering pairs of Club World Business Class return tickets to selected longhaul destinations for a combined total of £2016. This morning, it appears that more destinations have been added at flash sale fares; some at 2 for £2016 and some slightly higher. All fares are available to book now at ba.com with a booking deadline of 23:59GMT on 28th November 2016. Outbound travel to most destinations must take place on or after the 18th December 2016, and on or before the 2nd January 2017. Again for most destinations, travel must be completed by 6th January 2017.

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As usual, Continental Club readers are among the very first to know about the sale, well before a specific promotional page for the sale appears on the BA website. With that in mind, the British Airways Low Fare Finder is the easiest means of checking and booking the lowest fares.

Update: the promotional page is now live at ba.com/blackfriday.

The additional fare availability includes destinations such as Nairobi and Toronto, meaning that this promotion targets North America, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East, with Latin America, the Caribbean, South Asia and Australia missing out this time around.

A key point is that some of these fares, despite being low, are both changeable and at least partially refundable, with no minimum stay requirement. Full terms are shown at the final fare page at ba.com.

Club World Business Class and First Class Sale fares earn full Tier Point and Avios credit in the British Airways Executive Club, and points in the OnBusiness SME Loyalty programme for eligible members. Connecting itineraries may offer higher levels of Tier Point and Avios earning.

For a list of currently available longhaul destinations and starting Club World and First Class fares, scroll down or click ‘READ MORE’ below. The listing includes the equivalent fares from the last full sale in October 2016, although that sale did of course offer a greater range of travel dates.

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