British Airways is offering customers the chance to ‘turn left for less’ with the launch of this luxury sale – how much “less” is subject to debate!
The special offers include reduced fares in First Class, Club World and Club Europe to a variety of destinations.
There are a number of different offers in various categories including Flight only deals and Flight+Hotel Holiday offers.
BA sent me a sample of what they feel are the key deals in this sale, these include:
LONG-HAUL FLIGHT + HOTEL HOLIDAYS (travelling in Club World)
Toronto -Three nights at the 4* Chelsea Hotel Toronto, from £1299 per person, travelling December 18 to December 27. Includes Club World return flights from Heathrow and accommodation.
Barbados – Seven nights at the 4* Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa, from £1899 per person, travelling September 1 to September 30. Includes Club World return flights from Gatwick and accommodation.
Mauritius – Seven nights at the 4* Preskill Beach Resort, from £2359 per person, travelling June 1 to June 30. Includes Club World return flights from Gatwick and accommodation with Half Board.
Cape Town – Five nights at the 4* Circa Luxury Apartment Hotel, from £3169 per person, travelling November 13 to November 29. Includes Club World return flights from Gatwick and accommodation with breakfast.
SHORT-HAUL FLIGHT+HOTEL HOLIDAYS (travelling in Club Europe)
Seville – Three nights at the 4* Precise Resort El Rompido Club, from £259 per person, travelling September 1 to September 30. Includes Club Europe return flights from Gatwick and accommodation.
Barcelona – Three nights at the 4* Atenea Valles, from £289 per person, travelling May 1 to May 31. Includes Club Europe return flights from Gatwick and accommodation.
Malaga – Seven nights at the 4* Princesa Solar, from £359 per person, travelling May 1 – May 31. Includes Club Europe return flights from Gatwick and accommodation.
Mallorca – Seven nights at the 4* Globales America, from £569 per person, travelling October 1 to October 31. Includes Club Europe return flights from London City and accommodation with All Inclusive.
Edinburgh – Two nights at the 4* Holiday Inn Edinburgh, from £239 per person, travelling May 1 to May 31. Includes Club Europe return flights from Heathrow and accommodation.
FLIGHT-ONLY DEALS – FIRST CLASS
USA – New York from £2395, Boston from £2195, Philadelphia from £2395, Miami from £2495, Washington from £2495, San Fran from £2895 return
Canada – Toronto from £2194 and Vancouver from £2895 return
Middle East – Dubai from £2107 and Muscat from £1772
FLIGHT-ONLY DEALS- CLUB WORLD
USA – New York from £1795, Chicago from £1895, Philadelphia from £1795, Miami from £1795, Las Vegas from £2495, San Fran from £2295 and Los Angeles from £2595
Canada – Toronto from £1594, Calgary from £1795 and Vancouver from £1895 return
Caribbean – Antigua from £1679, Bermuda from £1795, Barbados from £1679, the Dominican Republic from £1295, St Lucia from £1679 and Tobago from £1679
Middle East – Dubai from £1495, Muscat from £1295 and Abu Dhabi from £1295
India – Mumbai from £1895, Hyderabad from £1767 and Chennai from £1795 return
China – Beijing from £1751 and Shanghai from £2295 return
Bangkok from £1759 return
CLUB EUROPE FLIGHTS
Spain – Madrid from £124, Malaga from £105, Granada from £117 and Palma from £130 one-way
Germany – Berlin from £125, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf from £115 one-way
Billund from £89 one-way
Paris from £99 one-way
Brussels from £109 one-way
Larnaca from £224 one-way
Helsinki from £149 one-way
Milan from £139 one-way
HOW TO BOOK
These fares are available from March 9th until midnight on March 21st, 2017.
One big benefit of these Flight+Hotel or indeed Flight+Car holidays is that BA Holidays bookings only require you to pay a deposit now. The balance will only be payable 5 weeks before you travel.
(Flight only deals will still require full payment at time of booking, however).
You also earn 2 Avios per £1 spent on BA Holidays which is a nice extra to go with the regular Avios you will earn from your flights.
I’m not going to beat around the bush on this one. For the most part this sale is distinctly underwhelming.
I didn’t see anything of standout value in the long haul flight-only deals either in Business or First Class that had me reaching for my credit card.
There should be some value to be had with the short haul flight-only deals though where you can find sub £200-£250 return deals quite easily.
Some of the Flight+Hotel offers also look a pretty good deal. Take for example the Barbados offer highlighted above for £1899 pp – Club World flights alone are around £1700 for much of September, in which case you are getting 7 nights at a 4* hotel for an extra £200 pp which is actually a very good deal.
Visit ba.com to see which deals could work for you