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British Airways Business & First Class Sale Fares Loaded 30th August 2018

by Continental Club on August 30, 2018  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has now loaded sale fares for 2018 & 2019 travel to destinations worldwide in their Club World Business and First Class cabins. Once again, Continental Club is ahead of public promotion, and therefore readers have the best chance to grab any limited availability. Travel dates vary by destination as usual, reflecting seasonal demand variations. Fares must be booked by 23:59 BST on 25th September 2018. An official ‘Sale’ page has been published to the airline’s website at ba.com, so the BA Low Fare Finder at ba.com is the best way to check the new fares and availability.

Overall, Business Class and First Class fares are 1% higher on a simple average basis, compared to the last sale at Christmas.

In South America, Buenos Airies is back at or below £2000 in Club World, as is Rio de Janeiro, Santiago and Sao Paulo. Although Club fares to Mexico City have gone up, First Class fares are 10% lower than last time, and Sao Paulo drops from £3825 to £2960 in First.

In North America, Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Washington are all at or below £2000 return in First Class.

Fares to other regions are arguably less notable, although First Class to Singapore from £2781 is rather better than we have seen lately.

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.

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 December 2017, rather than the limited North America only April 2018 promotion, which was destination-restricted.

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British Airways Business & First Class Sale Fares Loaded 20th December 2017

by Continental Club on December 20, 2017  |  3 comments • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has now loaded sale fares for 2018 travel to destinations worldwide in their Club World Business and First Class cabins. Once again, Continental Club is ahead of public promotion, and therefore readers have the best chance to grab any limited availability. Travel dates vary by destination as usual, reflecting seasonal demand variations. Fares must be booked by 23:59 GMT on 30th January 2018. An official ‘Sale’ page has been published to the airline’s website at ba.com, the BA Low Fare Finder at ba.com is the best way to check the new fares and availability.

Overall, Business Class and First Class fares are 3% higher on a simple average basis, compared to the last sale in the late summer, bringing levels back to roughly where they were two sales ago.

Standout fares in this sale include Doha in First Class from £1593 return, Hong Kong from £1998 return in Business Class and Tokyo from £2240 return, again in Business.

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.

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 August 2017, rather than the short ‘flash’ Black Friday promotion in November 2017, which was highly date and destination-restricted.

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British Airways Business & First Class Sale Fares Loaded 31st August 2017

by Continental Club on August 31, 2017  |  4 comments • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways is now loading sale fares for 2017 and 2018 travel to destinations worldwide in their Club World Business and First Class cabins. Once again, Continental Club is ahead of public promotion, and therefore readers have the best chance to grab any limited availability. Travel dates vary by destination as usual, reflecting seasonal demand variations. Fares must be booked by 23:59 GMT on 26th September 2017. As an official ‘Sale’ page has been published to the airline’s website at ba.com, the BA Low Fare Finder at ba.com is the best way to check the new fares and availability.

Overall, Business Class and First Class fares are 14% lower on a simple average basis, compared to the last sale in the early summer.

Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore are all showing notably lower fares in Business Class than last time around, for example.

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.

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 June 2017.

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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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British Airways Business & First Class Sale Fares Loaded 4th May 2017

by Continental Club on May 4, 2017  |  3 comments • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways is now loading a Luxury World Sale for 2017 and early 2018 travel to destinations worldwide in their Club World Business and First Class cabins. As usual, Continental Club is ahead of public promotion, and therefore readers have the best chance to grab any limited availability. Travel dates vary by destination as usual, reflecting seasonal demand variations. Fares must be booked by 23:59 GMT on 23rd May 2017. As an official ‘Sale’ page is yet to be published to the airline’s website at ba.com, the BA Low Fare Finder at ba.com is the best way to check the new fares and availability.

Some fares and availabilities are still being loaded, although those noted below have been checked against the current fares database and therefore should feed through shortly. For now, some fares may be bookable straight away as part of a British Airways Holidays package. For example, seven nights in Ras Al Khaimah is offered from £1329 per person including breakfast and Club World flights, staying at the Doubletree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island:

Per the highlighted text in this screen grab, the book-by date for this promotion is 9th May 2017, however, rather than 23rd May for the main flight-only Sale.

Overall, Club World fares are 8% higher on a simple average basis than those offered in the last sale, and First Class fares are 2% higher. As usual, some of this can be attributed to seasonal variations, with different travel periods featuring in consecutive sales.

Generally-speaking though, North America seems to have been sprinkled with the least amount of Sale dust, with Club fares on average 11% higher than in the last sale.

If there’s a standout fare in this sale, it would appear to be Club World to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from £1192 return – which is £103 cheaper than in the last sale.

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.

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 March 2017.

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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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CC IG3: America West

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

Three more from the Continental Club Instagram account ~

CC IG3: America West and The New American

 

Travel with us anytime in ‘real time’ at instagram.com/conti_club_uk

All pictures are our own.

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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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