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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 Unforgettable Sale – Five Day Flash: Up To £100 Extra Off Holidays

by Continental Club on January 5, 2017  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has further improved its current Unforgettable 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 10th January 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 5th January to 31st December 2017 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: Coin de Mire, Grenada: Kalinago Beach Resort, Grenada: Grenadian by Rex, St Kitts: Timothy Beach, St Kitts: Oualie Beach Resort.

The booking deadline is midnight 5th January 2017. To check availability and to book, visit ba.com.

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British Airways Economy & Premium Economy Sale Fares Loaded 20th December 2016

by Continental Club on December 20, 2016  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has loaded its ‘Unforgettable‘ sale of World Traveller (Economy) and World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) fares for travel to destinations worldwide on selected dates. Periods of availability vary by destination, reflecting seasonal demand variations. Fares must be booked by 23:59 GMT on 31st January 2017. An official ‘Sale’ page is published to the airline’s website at ba.com, but the BA Low Fare Finder at ba.com is the best way to check the new fares and availability.

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The reservation system also shows sale fares being loaded in the airline’s Club World business and First Class cabins, and we have published a separate list of these here.

Overall, Economy fares are 3% lower than in the last sale, and Premium Economy fares are on average 9% lower. This is the first time that the newly-announced destinations of Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, Oakland and Tehran have been offered at ‘sale’ fares; Sydney at £670 return in Economy is the lowest fare that we’ve ever tracked from BA for the route, and £640 return in Premium Economy to both New York and Boston is also as low as we have ever recorded.

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 (August 2016), click ‘READ MORE’ or scroll down.

The ba.com Sale page is now 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 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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British Airways Black Friday Sale: Club World 2 for £2016

by Continental Club on November 23, 2016  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has 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. Fares are available to book now at ba.com with a booking deadline of 23:59GMT on 28th November 2016. Outbound travel must take place on or after the 18th December 2016, and on or before the 2nd January 2017. All 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.

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Update: the promotional page is now live at ba.com/blackfriday.

See also our updated post with more Black Friday fares:

British Airways Black Friday Sale Update: More Fares Released

Note that fares for solo-travellers are available, but at approximately 65% of the total fare for two passengers, rather than a straight 50%. Members of the British Airways Executive Club may be able to reduce all promotional fares by up to £250 per person by redeeming 40,500 Avios per traveller.

The destinations available in the Black Friday Sale are:

Dubai   2 for £2016

Doha  2 for £2016

Abu Dhabi   2 for £2016

New York   2 for £2016

Washington DC   2 for £2016

Boston   2 for £2016

Charlotte  2 for £2016 (in association with American Airlines)

Upgrades to First Class are available on selected routes from £300 per person, per direction.

A number of other routes are also currently showing promotional fare availability, including Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Shanghai, bookable via online travel agents if not directly at ba.com, at fares slightly above the 2 for £2016 level. These routes may require connections en route, utilising partner airlines. If a significant number of routes become available, we’ll publish a full listing for our Sale Archive.

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.

Until the specific ‘sale’ page is loaded, these and other fares can be checked and booked using the British Airways Low Fare Finder.

Update: the promotional page is now live at ba.com/blackfriday.

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British Airways Economy & Premium Economy Sale Fares Loaded 23rd August 2016

by Continental Club on August 23, 2016  |  One 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. Along with the First Class and Club World sale fares must be booked by 23:59 GMT on 21st September 2016. An official ‘sale‘ page has now been published to the airline’s website, the BA Low Fare Finder at ba.com remains the best way to check the new fares and availability.

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Fares are, on average, slightly above those offered in the last sale; World Traveller prices are 3% higher and World Traveller Plus fares are 4% higher on average. The most notable fares in this sale are likely to be World Traveller Plus to Middle East destinatoions such as Doha from £599.

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 (June 2016), click ‘READ MORE’ or scroll down.

The fastest way to check availability and to book is to visit the Low Fares Finder at ba.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.

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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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