News & offers: Bali from £1586, 5000 Avios with Sky & BA electronic bag tags offer

pura ulun danu bratan temple in Bali, indonesia.

Bali from £1586

Bali is a wonderful place that I visited twice now and would love to go again. Paul and I recently went and stayed at the Conrad Bali which you can read about here.

There are two offers out of Amsterdam currently which are good value on two airlines that I recommend. Although they are not hugely cheap for an ex EU (can sometimes get Bali for around £1450) Amsterdam is cheap and easy to get to.

The first offer is with Emirates from £1588. Emirates use their A380 out of Amsterdam currently which is the best business class seat on Emirates. You can read my review of Amsterdam to Dubai in business class here.

Emirates business class A380

Sadly Dubai to Bali is on their B777 which dos not have such good seats but are OK if you are travelling with someone.

The rules of the offer are:

  • Book by: 27 June 2019
  • Travel: 22 Jun 19 through 30 Sep 19 but inbound travel is not permitted 23 Aug 19 through 1 Sep 19.
  • Minimum stay: 5 nights
  • Maximum stay: 1 month
  • Transfers: unlimited
  • Stopovers: 2 free, 1 at €50
  • Refundable: For a fee
  • Changeable: For a fee

You can book direct with Emirates here or find the cheapest online travel agent price with Skyscanner.


The second offer is with Qatar Airways from £1586. Qatar operate their B777s to Doha and then also onto to Bali. The QR273 & QR274 to/from Amsterdam have the QSuites. The other B777s have the old 2-2-2 which whilst they have less privacy are very comfortable and wide.

Qatar B777 review

Old B777 seats

The rules are:

  • Book by: 30 June 2019
  • Travel: n/a
  • Minimum stay: 5 nights
  • Maximum stay: 2 months
  • Transfers: unlimited
  • Stopovers: 1 free in Doha in either direction
  • Refundable: For a fee
  • Changeable: For a fee

You can book direct with Qatar Airways here or find the cheapest online travel agent price with Skyscanner.


British Airways digital tags offer

We previously wrote about BA’s new electronic bag tags. Well, they are now finally available to buy. TAG is a reusable digital bag tag that connects your luggage to your smartphone. Simply attach your personal TAG to your luggage before bag drop and link it with your BA app to ensure your details travel with your bag on its journey. TAG can be used over 3,000 times.

Obviously, if you are using somewhere like the T5 First Wing to check in, the time saving is fairly minimal but elsewhere it could save quite a lot of time. TAG doesn’t require you to screw-mount it to your luggage or use adhesive materials. Instead, it works more like a traditional luggage label, meaning you can transfer it to whichever piece of luggage you choose to travel with.

It does also save a lot of paper if you fly frequently. TAG works with both the iOS and Android mobile apps. You just add your personal TAG device with your BA account using the app, check in for your flight and select the ‘Update TAG’ option.

There is a special offer if you buy TAG now at the introductory price of £63. From October 2019 the standard price will be £80.

You can find the official BA page to purchase the TAGs here.

Will you be buying one of the TAGs? Let us know in the comments below or on our social media.


5000 Avios with SkyAvios bonus

You can collect 5,000 Avios when you subscribe to Sky TV & Broadband Superfast for £42 a month. There is an 18-month minimum term and you must be a new Sky Broadband Superfast customer.

Once you have purchased via the special link you will get a code to unlock your 5,000 Avios points which will be sent to you via e-mail up to 45 days after the purchase. This doesn’t apply if you cancel the subscription within the applicable cancellation period.  When you get your electronic voucher code you must visit to redeem the voucher. Once redeemed, Avios will be awarded to your account within 5 working days. The electronic voucher codes will expire on the 29th August 2019.

The offer expires on 15th July 2019 and you can find the relevant BA offer page here. 

13 Comments on "News & offers: Bali from £1586, 5000 Avios with Sky & BA electronic bag tags offer"

  1. The bag tags sound great however my gold BA tag is rarely still on my case when I reach my destination. How will these tags attach? £63 is a lot to pay if they get ripped off during transit.

  2. I assume your bag won‘t be marked “priority” when using the digital tag? At least sometimes, the bright “priority” labels do make a difference at baggage reclaim, so at the moment I would be reluctant to use TAG.

    • If you dropped them at a manned desk then they would put the priority tag on but not at self bag drop.

    • Mmm £63!!! For something that could get ripped off in transit !?!? Madness. Even my BA Gold tags don’t make it every trip! I use SmartTags. They seem to last at a fraction of the cost of these new fragile looking things! Nope I’m not prepared to be ripped off.

  3. I have ordered one. Let’s see how they go.

  4. The tags look huge! Can’t see them lasting long before they get damaged or nicked.

    Presumably they only work with BA so limited value to those who use a range of airlines.

  5. That’s another 5,000 reasons to begrudge being an existing sky customer! Though as always appreciate the heads up from TLFL 🙂

  6. the qatar link doesnt work? anyone else having problems with this?

  7. Sean Dunkley | 24 June 2019 at 12:32 pm | Reply

    Hey Michele, thank you for this. I’ve been looking at options to Bali for a couple of weeks so the timing is perfect. I’m looking at their site now for flights in May and can only see the 2-2-2 configuration for the AMS-DOH leg. Am I missing something, or is it likely that they’ve had a change of aircraft?

    • I presume you mean Qatar? That’s probably because that would be the summer timetable so they often change the aircraft types around with the new timetable.

      • Sean Dunkley | 24 June 2019 at 2:33 pm | Reply

        You can ignore me, sorry. When I went to select the seats, it was apparent that it was the QSuite variant, it just wasn’t showing anything other than the standard seat in the booking process. All booked, thank you 🙂

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