BLACK FRIDAY 2019: British Airways Black and White sale now on

British Airways has today launched its Black Friday sale offers which must be booked 3 by December 2019. Overall if you are looking for business class these are quite disappointing except in Club Europe with companion fares. The other sweet spot would be the World Traveller Plus special deals if you can then upgrade with a Gold Upgrade voucher or Avios both on flight only or on the holiday deals. You can find the Black Friday sale page here. 

If you book anything make sure you are registered for the double Avios promotion on flights and holidays. 

The majority offers only applied to selected routes. Here is the full list of routes:

 

Long haul flights

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Most of the deals are in economy but there is a special offer to upgrade to World Traveller Plus. (read our review here).

The economy prices are:

  • Abu Dhabi – £297 return
  • Las Vegas – £399 return
  • Kingston – £495 return
  • Johannesburg – £499 return
  • Grand Cayman – £649 return

The airline is also offering the chance for customers to purchase a World Traveller Plus (long-haul premium economy) flight for just £199 more than a World Traveller (long-haul economy) fare on routes including Washington DC, Toronto, Osaka, New Orleans and Phoenix. 

There are also two other offers:

For an extra £249 return (World Traveller Standard Fare plus extra £249 return)

FROM TO
London Heathrow Hong Kong
London Heathrow Shanghai
London Heathrow Beijing
London Heathrow Seoul
London Heathrow

London Gatwick

London City

New York
London Heathrow Austin
London Heathrow Pittsburgh
London Heathrow Tokyo

 

For an extra £299 return (World Traveller Standard Fare plus extra £299 return)

FROM TO
London Heathrow Johannesburg
London Heathrow Cape Town
London Heathrow Durban

Examples prices are:

  • New York flights in premium economy from £662 return
  • Washington flights in premium economy from £788 return
  • Toronto flights in premium economy from £708 return
  • Osaka flights in premium economy from £915 return
BA WTP

World Traveller Plus

You can find the sale page here.

 

Club World – prices return per person

Kuala Lumpur

The fares are non-refundable but can be changed for £300 fee. You also need to stay a Saturday night. 

  • Johannesburg £2,599
  • Toronto £1496 (a great chance to sample the Club Suite)
  • Nashville £1595
  • Austin £1595
  • Durban £2606
  • Kuala Lumpur £2493
  • Singapore £2893

The travel dates are quite complicated:

Austin from 23/12/2019 to 9/12/2019

 

 

21 days Saturday night
Durban from 10/02/2020 to 1/03/2020

 

0 days Saturday night
Johannesburg from 13/01/2020 to 1/03/2020

 

0 days Saturday night
Kuala Lumpur from 29/11/2019 to 08/12/2019 from 23/12/2019 to 06/02/2020

 

0 days Saturday night
Nashville from 23/12/2019 to 29/12/2019

 

21 days Saturday night
Singapore from 06/01/2019 to 06/02/2020

 

0 days Saturday night
Toronto from 23/12/2019 to 29/12/2019

 

21 days Saturday night

You can find the Club World sale page here.

 

First class

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Although not in the sale, I found some good first class prices return for the following destinations from London:

  • Chicago £2096
  • Boston £2070
  • Washington £2096
  • Nashville £1999
  • Seattle £2449

You can find the cheapest First class fares to destinations with British Airways here.

 

Short-haul

BA LCY prague route

Prague

There is a good deal with two people travelling with a pair of return tickets on selected routes in Club Europe for £100 per person more than the Euro Traveller (short-haul economy) fare. If you are on your own, don’t worry as I was able to find prices pretty close to these with one person. The travel periods vary but from Heathrow travel is mainly until 31 March 2020 and from Gatwick 29 March 2020. You have to stay a Saturday night. If you are looking for a tier point run then I have highlighted routes with 80 tier points each way in bold. If you are after tier points there are some great deals around £200 for 160 tier points. 

There are lots of destination but here is a selection of a few favourites

  • Prague £186
  • Vienna £196
  • Munich £197 
  • Barcelona £185
  • Berlin £192
  • Billund £176
  • Bologna £193
  • Brussels £185
  • Budapest £200
  • Bucharest £209
  • Copenhagen £180
  • Gothenburg £180
  • Hamburg £184
  • Helsinki £201
  • Istanbul £238
  • Sofia £201
  • Verona £163
  • Geneva £165
  • Salzburg £171
  • Bilbao £195
  • Faro £194
  • Naples £188
  • Sevilla £193
  • Nice £186
  • Jersey £178
  • Edinburgh £168
  • Dubrovnik £199
  • Glasgow £165

You can find the special BA sale page for these fares here.

 

Holidays

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British Airways Holidays is offering a range of two-night city breaks to Europe for £99, including destinations such as Prague, Barcelona, Nice, Rome, Venice and Krakow. On top of this, there are deals to be had travelling further afield with offers to Abu Dhabi, Seychelles, Johannesburg, Durban and Las Vegas.

There is also a decent offer for flight and hotel, or flight and car packages. You can save £100 can be saved on holidays with a minimum spend of £2,500 per booking, and £50 for £1,250. Customers staying at selected AMResorts hotels in Cancun and the Dominican Republic can save £100 for a 7-night British Airways Holiday booking, £150 for a 10-night booking and £200 for a 14-night booking.

Booking a holiday with BA has lots of advantages – they are often better value than flight only, you get an extra 1 Avios per £1 and you only have to pay a deposit. The only downside is that you can’t use the normal BA phone lines including the Silver or Gold lines to talk about your booking. I find this incredibly annoying as there is often a long wait, although they are helpful when you do get through. But generally, most people would not need to call them. 

Prices are based on two sharing a room:

  • Prague flights + 2 nights hotel from £99 pp
  • Barcelona flights + 2 nights hotel from £99 pp
  • Venice flights + 2 nights hotel from £99 pp
  • Amsterdam flights + 2 nights hotel from £99 pp
  • Budapest flights + 2 nights hotel from £99 pp
  • Rome flights + 2 nights hotel from £99 pp
  • Bilbao flights + 2 nights hotel from £99 pp

For long haul, I can see virtually nothing in Club World but there are some solid deals in World Traveller Plus. If you have an upgrade voucher or Avios to use  to upgrade this could work out a great deal. Just watch the extra taxes on the US ones. Examples prices include:

  • Abu Dhabi flights + 3 nights at Sheraton hotel £689 per person
  • Oman flights + 3 nights at Sheraton hotel £701 per person
  • Dubai + 3 nights at Sheraton Jumeirah £768 per person
  • Las Vegas + 3 nights at Signature MGM £914 per person (read more about that hotel and Vegas here)
  • Rio de Janeiro + 5 nights at  Novotel Rio De Janeiro Barra Da Tijuca £1213

You can find the holiday finder page for the cheapest BA holidays here.

 

Avios part payment

Coinciding with the sale dates, British Airways is offering enhanced Avios part payment rates below:

Route Avios part payment
Abu Dhabi (World Traveller) £157 and 28,000 Avios instead of £297
Las Vegas (World Traveller) £149 and 53,000 Avios instead of £399
Johannesburg (World Traveller) £159 and 72,000 Avios instead of £499
Johannesburg (Club World) £1849 and 152,600 Avios instead of £2599
Nashville (Club World) £845 and 152,600 Avios instead of £1595
Toronto (Club World) £845 and 152,600 Avios instead of £1595

You can find the sale page here. 

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