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British Airways World Is On Sale – Six Day Flash: Up To £100 Extra Off Holidays

by Continental Club on July 1, 2017  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has further improved its current World Is On 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 4th July 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 29th June 2017 to 30th  June 2018 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: Le Surcouf Hotel & Spa, Grenada: Grandaian by Rex Resorts, St Kitts: Sugar Bay Club Suites & Hotel, Jamaica: Rooms Negril.

The booking deadline is midnight 4th July 2017. To check availability and to book, visit ba.com.

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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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Etihad Up To 50% Off Economy & Business Class Sale

by Continental Club on July 18, 2016  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

EtihadEtihad has launched another fare sale, this time for Economy Class flights as well as those in its Business Class cabins, to destinations worldwide from the UK. Fares start at £329 return in Economy and £1179 in Business Class, the latter featuring guaranteed fully-flat beds, including selected services featuring the airline’s latest ‘Business Studio’ seat, with direct aisle access and on-demand dining.

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A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft are fitted with Etihad’s Business Studio seat, which converts to a fully-flat bed and is arranged in a dovetail layout allowing couples to travel together, and solo passengers to enjoy high levels of privacy. Attention to detail includes centre pair Business Studio TV screens to be synchronised, so that the same entertainment can play simultaneously and ‘spoilers’ are avoided.

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Economy Class seats on Etihad’s latest aircraft incorporate a unique padded head rest with a side wing to provide additional sleeping support.

Etihad Economy Seat

Bookings in the 50% off Sale must be made by 23:59BST on Sunday 24th July 2016, for various routes and travel dates. For routes and fares, visit the special Sale page at etihad.com.

Note that Etihad Breaking Deals in Business Class do not include Etihad Chauffeur service. For full details of Etihad’s service and to book, visit etihad.com.

 

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British Airways Economy & Premium Economy Sale Fares Loaded 16th June 2016

by Continental Club on June 17, 2016  |  One comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has now also loaded its World Is On Sale fares for travel in its World Traveller (Economy) and World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) cabins to destinations worldwide on selected dates through into 2017. As with the First Class and Club World sale fares must be booked by 23:59 GMT on 12th July 2016. An official ‘sale‘ page is published to the airline’s website, but the BA Low Fare Finder at ba.com is the best way to check the new fares and availability.

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Fares are largely on a par with those offered in the last sale; World Traveller prices are 2% higher and World Traveller plus fares are 1% lower on average. This disguises slightly the fact that Economy fares to North American destinations are largely untouched by the Sale. Other destinations are mostly on-par with last time. By contrast, Premium Economy fares to US cities and the Middle East look to be even better value than last time around, with Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha & Dubai all from c£600 return.  One other notable fare is Sydney at £693 in Economy – even lower than the last sale fare which, as we noted at the time, was itself a very competitive fare for a non-Middle East connection.

All sale fares qualify for Avios and Tier Point credit in the British Airways Executive Club frequent flyer programme, as well as OnBusiness points for small and medium sized enterprises enrolled in that programme.

For a full list of longhaul destinations and lowest fares, including the corresponding fare in the last sale (April 2016), click ‘READ MORE’ or scroll down.

The ba.com Sale page is live, however the fastest way to check availability and to book may still be to visit the Low Fares Finder at ba.com.

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British Airways Economy & Premium Economy Sale Fares Loaded 21st April 2016

by Continental Club on April 21, 2016  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has loaded its World Is On Sale fares for travel in its World Traveller (Economy) and World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) cabins to destinations worldwide on selected dates through into 2017. As with the First Class and Club World sale fares must be booked by 23:59 GMT on 17th May 2016. An official ‘sale‘ page is published to the airline’s website, but the BA Low Fare Finder at ba.com is the best way to check the new fares and availability.

BA WT NEW

Fares are largely on a par with those offered in the last sale; World Traveller prices are 3.5% lower and World Traveller plus fares are 0.6% higher on average. That means that there aren’t any really stand-out fares compared to last time, save to say that Premium Economy to high-volume destinations on the US East Coast and the Middle East look to be good value, and Sydney at £733 in Economy is a very competitive fare for a non-Middle East connection – if not quite as low as it has been in the recent past.

All sale fares qualify for Avios and Tier Point credit in the British Airways Executive Club frequent flyer programme, as well as OnBusiness points for small and medium sized enterprises enrolled in that programme.

For a full list of longhaul destinations and lowest fares, including the corresponding fare in the last sale (December 2015), click ‘READ MORE’ or scroll down.

The ba.com Sale page is live, however the fastest way to check availability and to book may still be to visit the Low Fares Finder at ba.com.

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Etihad Early Bird Economy & Business Class Sale 2015

by Continental Club on February 7, 2015  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

EtihadThis week sees Abu Dhabi-based Etihad entering the longhaul fare sale fray, arguably taking over from where its fellow Middle Eastern competitor Qatar Airways left off last week. The headline entry fare of £415 return to the UAE may not be as low as Qatar’s flash sale of £285 headliner to Abu Dhabi, but Etihad’s service to its desert home is, of course, non-stop – and for onward destinations fares are largely comparable to those seen in the Qatar sale.

Etihad Early Bird Sale

Added to which, Etihad has a larger overall route network and is making its fares available until 23rd February 2015, for travel through to 10th December 2015.

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As a comparison, Qatar’s Business Class fare of £2775 to Perth from London was slightly lower than Etihad’s £2949 in this sale. Etihad also flies to Sydney one-stop from the UK, though, while Qatar does not currently serve Australia’s biggest city.

One thing to note, however, is a recent change in policy resulting in not all Etihad Business Class fares qualifying for chauffeur transfers. These are now limited to J/C/D/W booking classes. Sale fares book in to Z class and therefore should not include transfers. Fares are non-cancellable but can be changed for a fee and any fare-difference.

Departures from Manchester are also available in the Etihad sale, and Edinburgh flights will be included with the Abu Dhabi route’s launch on 8th June 2015.

For full details and to book, visit etihad.com.

For a list of published starting fares in this sale, scroll down or click ‘READ MORE’ below.

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Qatar Airways: Economy & Business Class Weekend Sale

by Continental Club on January 30, 2015  |  One comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , ,

QatarThere’s a story about waiting for a bus, and nary a charabanc being seen for many a long hour. Then, all of a sudden, four Qatar Airways Airbus A380s come along. Whether that’s relevant or not to the launch of another Qatar sale is up for debate, but hot on the heels of the last one, here’s a flash weekend sale that can get you from the UK to Australia for £615 round trip upright, and flat out for £2775.

Qatar Airways Irresistible Getaways

The travel dates are generous; 1st April to 10th December 2015 for Economy and and even more expansive 30th January to 10th December 2015 for Business Class.

Qatar 787 Delivery Event Images November 2012

The booking deadline is 3rd February 2015, and this could be the last time fares like this are made available. Well, it could be.

ECONOMY CLASS 
Destination From London From Manchester From Edinburgh
Dubai £310 £310 £310
Bangkok £420 £425 £420
Chengdu £440 £445 £440
Seoul £465 £465 £465
Beijing £475 £480 £475
Hong Kong £480 £480 £480
Singapore £485 £485 £485
Kuala Lumpur £490 £490 £490
Shanghai £505 £510 £505
Chongqing £515 £520 £515
Phuket £540 £545 £540
Tokyo Narita £540 £545 £540
Osaka £545 £545 £545
Guangzhou £550 £555 £550
Tokyo Haneda £590 £595 £595
Perth £615 £615 £615
Melbourne £695 £700 £695
BUSINESS CLASS 
Destination From London From Manchester From Edinburgh
Phuket £1,435 £1,465 £1,465
Shanghai £1,840 £1,870 £1,870
Bangkok £1,860 £1,890 £1,890
Chengdu £1,860 £1,890 £1,890
Chongqing £1,860 £1,890 £1,890
Seoul £1,905 £1,940 £1,940
Kuala Lumpur £1,915 £1,945 £1,950
Beijing £1,940 £1,970 £1,970
Osaka £2,005 £2,040 £2,040
Tokyo Narita £2,005 £2,035 £2,035
Singapore £2,030 £2,060 £2,065
Hong Kong £2,050 £2,085 £2,085
Guangzhou £2,080 £2,110 £2,110
Tokyo Haneda  £2,085  £2,115 £2,120
Melbourne  £2,775  £2,805  £2,810
Perth £2,775 £2,805 £2,805

 

For full details and to book, visit qatarairways.com.

 

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Qatar Airways Airbus A380 Middle East Returns From £295

by Continental Club on January 20, 2015  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , ,

QatarQatar Airways has made something of a name for itself in recent times with regular sales in its Business Class cabins. For four days only however, the Doha-based carrier is offering some very competitive Economy Class fares to a selection of destinations from an advertised £295 return. In practice, tax calculations may actually bring the fares down to just over £290.

Fares must be booked by Friday 23rd January 2015 for travel between 25th January and 31st March 2015. The principal additional stipulation is that outbound travel from London must be on flight QR4 – which, happily, is scheduled for Airbus A380 operation.

Qatar A380

The Special Offers page at qatarairways.com lists all available fares in full, including those from Qatar’s other UK departure points of Manchester and Edinburgh. The £295 fare is currently available to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait; Bahrain is from £300, Muscat from £305 and Sharjah from £400. Passengers may also be able to sample the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner on selected inbound services.

Fares book into ‘O’ Class and, for members of the British Airways Executive Club, earn discount economy Tier Points, and Avios at a rate of 25% of flown mileage.

In addition, and although not included in this sale, the airline is also offering flights to Bangkok from £425 return and to Hong Kong from £430 return. All flights connect through the newly-opened Doha King Hamad International Airport.

For full terms and conditions and to book, visit qatarairways.com.

 

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