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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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:

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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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British Airways: Premium Economy Sale Fares Available 15th August 2012

by Continental Club on August 15, 2012  |  One comment

In recent years, it has been usual for British Airways, the largest UK based network airline, to run regular Sale promotions covering either their First & Business Class cabins together, or their Premium Economy & Economy cabins together. Very occasionally, all cabins have been available at promotional fares simultaneously.

Fares have been loaded a day or so before advertising commences, and Continental Club readers have benefited from advance warning and, therefore, some of the best availability.

A little over a week ago, we reported that the airline’s Club World fares had been reduced:

British Airways: Business Class Sale Fares Available 2nd August 2012

– and we expected advertising to start the following day. It didn’t – but the fares stay until 16th August.

Now, we’re seeing that BA have loaded more reduced fares to many destinations worldwide, particularly in their World Traveller Plus Premium Economy cabin. Fares in this smaller, but more spacious than Economy cabin start at £634 return. Bookings must be made by 25th September, for travel from 10th September.

Discounted World Traveller Plus fares with British Airways earn full Executive Club mileage and status credits, and promotional fares are also being offered for connections from the airline’s UK domestic network. Subject to availability, Avios points may also be used to upgrade to Club World.

A specific sale page is now showing on the British Airways website, but the carrier’s Low Fare Finder is also a useful tool in the search for the best deal.

For a full list of currently available destinations and starting World Traveller Plus fares (some of which are not ‘sale’ fares per se but are included for the sake of completeness), scroll down or click ‘READ MORE’ below:

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British Airways Economy & Premium Economy Sale – 15 March 2012

by Continental Club on March 13, 2012  |  5 comments

It appears that the next British Airways sale of seats in their World Traveller (economy) and World Traveller Plus (premium economy) cabins from the United Kingdom is being loaded today in preparation for launch on Thursday 15 March 2012. Various travel departures up to 31 January 2013 and 90 destinations worldwide are slated to feature.

Combined World Traveller flight and hotel packages will include New York with three nights at the 3* Roosevelt Hotel from £499, and seven nights in Tobago at the 3* Rex Turtle Beach Resort from £599.

Fares for flight-only offers include New York from £396 return and Los Angeles from £449; Dubai from £410 and Bordeaux £98.

Members of the British Airways Executive Club may be particularly interested in the inclusion of World Traveller Plus premium economy flight-only fares in the sale; such fares  may be upgraded (subject to availability) to Club World business class using Avios points.

Past experience suggests that fares will be progressively loaded during the day so it will be worth checking the British Airways Low Fare Finder on ba.com throughout the day to see when the new fares appear.

The best availability tends to be before mass-marketing commences on the official launch date.

Bookings must be made by 27 March 2012.

For a full list of currently available destinations and starting fares, scroll down or click ‘READ MORE’ below:

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