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British Airways Economy & Premium Economy Sale Fares Loaded 31st August 2017

by Continental Club on August 31, 2017  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has now also loaded sale fares in its World Traveller (Economy) and World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) cabins for travel to destinations worldwide on selected dates through to 2018. Periods of availability vary by destination, reflecting seasonal demand variations. Fares must be booked by 23:59 GMT on 26th September 2017. An official ‘Sale’ page will undoubtedly be published later to the airline’s website at ba.com, but for now the BA Low Fare Finder is the best way to check the new fares and availability.

Overall, Economy and Premium Economy fares are 4% higher than in the last sale. Sydney moves from £699 return to £733 in Economy, for example. Los Angeles adds £100 to its Premium Economy fare, while Vancouver sheds £70 compared to last time around. Mauritius remains favoured, with its notable sub £1000 Premium Economy fare reappearing this time.

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 full sale (June 2017), click ‘READ MORE’ or scroll down.

Until the ba.com Sale page is live, 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 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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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.

BA WT NEW

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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British Airways Flash Sale – Economy & Premium Economy – 26th April 2014

by Continental Club on April 26, 2014  |  One comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British Airways LogoBritish Airways has loaded another range of World Traveller (Economy) and World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) fares for travel to destinations worldwide on selected dates until 8th December 2014. Periods of availability vary by destination, reflecting seasonal and demand variations. As usual though, the best availability exists in the early stages of the promotion booking period.

BA A380 World Traveller

The sale lasts for five days only and all bookings must be made be 23:59GMT on 1st May 2014.

All fares qualify for Avios and Tier Point credit in the British Airways Executive Club frequent flyer, 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 ‘full’ sale (March 2014), click ‘READ MORE’ or scroll down.

Although the fares are promoted on the ba.com homepage, there is no specific ‘Sale’ page for this promotion; to check availability and to book, visit the Low Fares Finder at ba.com.

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British Airways Flash Sale – Economy & Premium Economy – 22nd March 2014

by Continental Club on March 22, 2014  |  4 comments • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British Airways LogoBritish Airways has loaded a selection of World Traveller (Economy) and World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) fares for travel to destinations worldwide on selected dates until 12th December 2014. Periods of availability vary by destination, reflecting seasonal and demand variations. As usual though, the best availability exists in the early stages of the promotion booking period.

British Airways Boeing 777-300ER

The sale lasts for four days only and all bookings must be made be 23:59GMT on 25th March 2014.

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

The following destinations are highlighted as being included in the sale – Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Tampa and Orlando, Cairo, Cape Town, Entebbe, Freetown, Luanda, Monrovia, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh, Moscow, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok and Sydney.

Members of the Shell Drivers Club should also note that a further discount of 20% is available to selected destinations for travel in May and June 2014. For more details visit ba.com and enter discount code ‘ShellMARZH‘ at the booking stage. Bookings for this additional promotion should be made by 23:59GMT on 24th March 2014.

In addition to the list above, some other network points appear to be being offered at a discount as well, so for a full list of longhaul destinations and lowest fares, including the corresponding fare in the last ‘full’ sale (December 2013), click ‘READ MORE’ or scroll down.

There is no specific ‘Sale’ page for this promotion; to check availability and to book, visit the Low Fares Finder at ba.com.

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British Airways: Airbus A380 Interior Pictures

by Continental Club on March 5, 2013  |  One comment • Tagged as: , ,

British Airways LogoBritish Airways has revealed some details of the layout and style of its forthcoming Airbus A380 ‘SuperJumbo’ aircraft, due to enter service later this year. The images take the form of a YouTube video.

Those with an eye for detail will probably be most interested in the following time-stamped screen-grabs from the video:

00:15 – The new First Class cabin, which shows a more spacious and rectalinear layout to the seats, compared to the airline’s Boeing 777 and Boeing 747 cabins:

British Airways A380 First Class Cabin Interior

00:18 – World Traveller Plus seats, as already in service on selected Boeing 777s:

British Airways A380 World Traveller Plus Premium Economy Class Cabin Interior

00:20 – Upper Deck Club World outboard seats, featuring the A380’s signature under-window storage units:

British Airways A380 Club World Business Class Cabin Interior

00:26 – Upper Deck World Traveller outboard seating, again showing the under-window storage units:

BA A380 Y

00:32 – Upper Deck Club World inboard seats, which for the first time offer a single central seat and appears to benefit from additional width to the passenger’s right hand side:

BA A380 J1

The new aircraft is scheduled to enter longhaul service on routes to Los Angeles (15th October 2013) and Hong Kong (15th November 2013), although it’s expected that passengers’ first opportunity to see the latest addition to the fleet will be on shorthaul ‘familiarisation’ flights between London Heathrow and Madrid Barajas airports.

No dates or times have yet been published for these flights, which will provide cabin and flight deck crew with the opportunity to perfect service and operational routines in the shortest possible time. With longhaul service due from October however, familiarisation flights are likely to commence in late August or early September.

Meanwhile, special fares from £494 return to Los Angeles, and from £556 return to Hong Kong have been loaded, for bookings made by 15th March 2013. To check whether a particular flight is scheduled to be A380-operated, click on the flight number shown on the ‘fare matrix’ on the British Airways website. If you’re looking at a connecting itinerary, you will need to click the ‘Show Journey Details +’ button first:

BA A380 Fares

It’s possible to combine an A380 flight in one direction with a B777 or B747 flight in the other (depending on route) and special fares will earn Avios, Tier Points and OnBusiness points based on the passenger’s status.

For more information and to book seats on the currently scheduled flights, visit ba.com.

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