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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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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 20% Off 2016 New Route Discount Code

by Continental Club on February 27, 2016  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has released a promotional code offering passengers travelling on its thirteen new routes a 20% discount off published economy fares.

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The code ‘NEWROUTES2016′ is valid for bookings made by 29th February 2016 and for various travel periods between 29th April 2016 and 30th June 2016.

The new routes launched for 2016 are:

  • Menorca
  • Kalamata
  • Palermo
  • Biarritz
  • Inverness
  • Billund
  • San Jose California
  • Chania
  • Lima
  • San Jose Costa Rica
  • Porto
  • Angers
  • Bergerac

 

To make use of the code, proceed through the booking process to the final price page, and click on the ‘Promotion Code or eVoucher’ radio button under ‘Save money on your booking’. Enter the relevant code in the box as shown:

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British Airways is promoting the discount code on its Flight Offers page at ba.com, however the list of shorthaul European fares shown on the page are not all valid for the discount, which requires a return fare in excess of £100 per person to be purchased. In addition, the code is only valid in domestic, shorthaul Euro Traveller and longhaul World Traveller economy cabins.

To check all British Airways fares and availability, and in particular to locate the lowest available fare, use the British Airways Low Fare Finder at ba.com.

For full terms and conditions, scroll down or click ‘read more’ below.

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Flash: BA Club World New York £699 Rtn With Avios Part Pay

by Continental Club on November 26, 2015  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysAlthough airline sales are not unusual, it’s less common for the promotional stars align to allow passengers to benefit from two offers on the same airline at the same time. However, British Airways Executive Club members who are already used to being able to use Avios points to ‘part pay’ for their tickets can double-dip this weekend, with the airline’s current fare offers combining with another Black Friday deal to make greater savings than are usually available with Avios contributions.

BA Exec AviosAvios part payment provides for a maximum £200 saving for 30,000 Avios under normal terms and conditions, however under the current promotion the saving is increased to £700 on a Club World return ticket – for the same 30,000 Avios contribution. In combination with this weekend’s sale, the effect can be to reduce the lowest fare to just £699 return:

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The double dip works in World Traveller economy and World Traveller Plus premium economy too and, using the New York example, fares are from:

World Traveller £162 plus 15,000 Avios

World Traveller Plus £524 plus 15,000Avios

Destinations offered at the increased part payment saving rate are Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Washington (Baltimore), Denver, Dallas, Newark, Washington (Dulles), Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, San Francsico, San Jose, Nassau, Grand Cayman, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paolo, and bookings must be made by 23:59GMT on Monday 30th November 2015 – the same deadline as for the current sale fares.

Flights booked using Avios part payment earn Avios and Executive Club Tier Points at the same rates as without part payment, although they do not qualify for earnings in the British Airways OnBusiness SME loyalty programme.

Full details of the current fare sales which end at 23:59GMT on Monday 30th November 2015 can be found in our other articles:

http://blog.continentalclub.co.uk/offers/british-airways-economy-premium-economy-sale-fares-loaded-25th-november-2015/

http://blog.continentalclub.co.uk/offers/british-airways-business-first-class-sale-fares-loaded-25th-november-2015/

To check all British Airways fares and availability, and in particular to locate the lowest available fare, use the British Airways Low Fare Finder at ba.com. For additional details regarding the Black Friday Avios Part Payment offer, visit this page at ba.com.

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£50 & £10 British Airways European Discount Codes

by Continental Club on September 19, 2015  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysTwo new promotional codes will be released by British Airways on Monday 21st September 2015, offering passengers departing from London the opportunity to save £10 off Euro Traveller economy return  fares over £100, and £50 off any Club Europe business class return fare.

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The codes will be valid for 100,000 Euro Traveller bookings and 20,000 Club Europe bookings, for travel between 1st October 2015 and 20th March 2016. All bookings must be made by 5th October 2015, and the codes are valid for use in the current sale ending 29th September 2015.

British Airways flies from London’s Heathrow, Gatwick and City airports direct to almost 100 European destinations.

To make use of the codes, proceed through the booking process to the final price page, and click on the ‘Promotion Code or eVoucher’ radio button under ‘Save money on your booking’. Enter the relevant code in the box as shown:

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The codes themselves are as follows:

£10 Off Euro Traveller Fares: BAEUROPE10

£50 Off Club Europe Fares: CLUBEUROPE50

The Club Europe code reduces the current cheapest business class fare from London to Geneva to just £147.94 return, earning a minimum of 1,500 Avios and 80 Tier Points in the Executive Club loyalty programme:

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To check all British Airways fares and availability, and in particular to locate the lowest available fare, us the British Airways Low Fare Finder at ba.com.

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£63 British Airways Discount Code Marks HM Queen Elizabeth II Record-Breaking Reign

by Continental Club on September 9, 2015  |  One comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysThe Queen becomes the United Kingdom’s longest serving monarch on 9th September 2015, and British Airways is marking the occasion with the publication of a series of photographs recalling the company’s long association with Her Majesty, including this one of the royal party arriving in Kuwait on board Concorde in 1979.

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BA has also released a promotional code valid for the record-breaking day only. Customers making longhaul bookings today, for departures from the United Kingdom until 29th August 2016, can save £63 per person by booking at ba.com and using the code ‘CELEBRATE’.

This reduces the lowest available fare for a London Heathrow to New York flight to £299 return.

The code is valid for flights operated by British Airways and its partners American Airlines, Iberia and Iberia Express, and in all cabin classes.

Bookings must be made by 23:59 BST on Wednesday 9th September 2015, and the discount is available only at ba.com.

The British Airways Low Fare Finder is the best way to check availability and fares; once live the promotional code may be added after flights have been selected and the total ‘normal’ fare has been calculated. The code should be inserted in the appropriate box beneath the title ‘Save money on your booking’.

To view more pictures from the British Airways Heritage Collection’s commemoration of The Queen’s 63 year, seven month and three day reign, click ‘READ MORE’ or scroll down below:

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British Airways Launches London Heathrow to Reykjavik

by Continental Club on May 7, 2015  |  One comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has loaded schedules for its new London Heathrow to Reykjavik, Iceland service, which will commence three times weekly from Sunday 25th October 2015.

The carrier last served the Icelandic capital’s Keflavik International Airport from London Gatwick in early 2008. After a 7 year gap, the new service will operate from BA’s Heathrow base on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Departure time of the BA800 from London Heathrow will be at 11:20, with the return BA801 service leaving Reykjavik (KEF) at 15:30.

Later in the winter season, British Airways will also introduce service from London Heathrow to Salzburg (SZG) in Austria. Operating on Saturdays and Sundays, the first flight will take off from Heathrow on 5th December 2015, augmenting the existing service between London Gatwick and the alpine city. The new BA682 service will depart at 12:00 and return from Salzburg as the BA683 at 15:55.

Both the new Reykjavik and Salzburg routes will offer the airline’s Euro Traveller economy and Club Europe business class shorthaul cabins, as well as connections to and from other British Airways services at its London hub.

Fares for the Reykjavik route are priced from £115 return. Fares to Salzburg from Heathrow are showing from £148 return.

For further details and to book, visit the British Airways website at ba.com.

Photograph of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon courtesy of bluelagoon.com.

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British Airways Avios Longhaul Part Payment Promotion

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

British Airways has offered its Executive Club members the opportunity to redeem Avios points in part payment for many shorthaul tickets since October 2013. Prior to that time, the use of Avios required ‘redemption’ availability on the required flights; availability which many will know is often difficult to come-by.

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The part payment system therefore allows more flexible use of Avios against a wide range of paid-for tickets, albeit at generally lower-value rates than outright redemptions or upgrades.

Until the 29th April 2015, BA is allowing Executive Club members to use Avios in part payment for longhaul flights as well, the second time it has run a longhaul part payment promotion. Unlike its last offer, however, the maximum part payment is now increased to 60,000 Avios for a £400 fare reduction on a Club World or First Class ticket.

The full list of longhaul part payment options is as follows:

Avios part payment amount Saving per person
World Traveller & World Traveller Plus 1,500 Avios £10pp
4,500 Avios £30pp
7,500 Avios £50pp
15,000 Avios £100pp
Club World & First 4,500 Avios £30pp
7,500 Avios £50pp
15,000 Avios £100pp
30,000 Avios £200pp
45,000 Avios £300pp
60,000 Avios £400pp

 

The offer is available to members’ who are logged in to their Executive Club account, on flights departing from London Heathrow to anywhere on the longhaul network and from London City Airport to New York JFK, on British Airways flight-only bookings. The booking period is 1st April 2015 to the– 29th April 2015 for travel between 1st April 2015 – 1st April 2016. The maximum advertised discount may not be offered when making a booking, if the member’s Avios balance is insufficient.

The underlying ticket(s) purchased will continue to earn Avios and Tier Points at the same rate as they would had they been paid for entirely with cash.

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

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