Some more details have emerged since I published my previous BA sale article yesterday. Here is a round-up of the most interesting offers:
Save an extra £200
When you buy two Club World return sale tickets. Only available on sale fares and on selected routes in restricted travel classes.
Luxury holidays deals
There are some interesting Club Europe and Club World deals that actually make the air fares a much better deal when you include a hotel. Below are some of the better deals:
- Toronto – £1750 pp Flight + 3 nights 4* hotel
- Orlando – £1802 pp Flight + 7 nights 4* hotel
- Boston – £1881 pp Flight + 3 nights 4* hotel
- Dominican Republic – £1499 pp Flight + 7 nights 4* hotel
- Cancun – £1749 pp Flight + 7 nights 4* hotel
Club World holidays can be found on this page.
- Venice – Flight + 3 nights hotel £289 pp
- Barcelona – Flight + 3 nights hotel £259 pp
- Seville – Flight + 3 nights hotel £259 pp
- Verona – Flight + 3 nights hotel £259 pp
All inclusive Club Europe holidays
- Malaga – Flight + 7 nights hotel £469 pp
- Ibiza – Flight + 7 nights hotel £539 pp
- Malta – Flight + 7 nights hotel £569 pp
- Dalaman – Flight + 7 nights hotel £569 pp
- Crete – Flight + 7 nights hotel £569 pp
Club Europe sale holidays can be found here
First Class flights
Although not showing as a sale price there are a couple of good First Class prices currently. Prices start from:
- Boston – £2187
- New York – £2397
- Toronto – £2289
- Vancouver – £2395
- Muscat – £1595
You can find when the lowest prices are available here
Current Ex EU pricing
There are still no Ex EU BA sale deals but if you were thinking of booking these are the best current prices. The best way to find Ex EU flights is to use Google flights. By clicking on the date input box you can get calendars or graphs of the lowest price per day. You can’t actually book on google flights but once you have found the deal you want you can then click through to book with the airline. Alternatively in some cases such as for Virgin ex Dublin flights you will need to book through an agent such as Expedia.
Lowest prices from Dublin during July and August:
- Honolulu – £1513
- Boston – £1263
- New York – £1244
- San Francisco – £1514
- Los Angeles – £1553
- Las Vegas – £1427
These prices are flying British Airways. If you get a choice and can fly American from Heathrow on their B777, I would choose them over British Airways. Their new seats are the reverse herringbone style used by Qatar and Cathay and the bedding is much higher quality than BA. They also have any amazing snack buffet that puts BA Club kitchen to shame! You will still get the same tier points and Avios but obviously it won’t count toward the minimum number of BA flights for status.
Be careful if you are thinking of booking the Hawaii flights. Some of the cheapest flights feature Alaskan airlines from SEA-HNL and you will not get any tier points on these flights even if it is an AA codeshare. You will get Avios when booked on an Alaskan flight code.
If you are not worried about flying British Airways there are also some decent deals on Virgin Atlantic for similar prices from Dublin. I think they are generally superior to British Airways at the moment on the B787s except in terms of route network.
Are these Ex EU flights worth buying now?
As these are not sale prices it may be worth hanging on to see if they feature in a sale. We have previously seen much lower prices in sales, even as low as <£1000 to Hawaii from Dublin. Last June I got ex EU flights for July and August to price up between £1200-1400 to West Coast USA. However since then the pound has significantly weakened which may affect future sale pricing. The prices may well come down in future sales closer to the time.
The risk you take with waiting is that the lower prices may not materialise and if they do, if the pound has weakened any more, it will wipe out any further savings. It all depends whether you are willing to risk not getting the flights you want to wait and see if you could save more. If you are more flexible about when you travel I would probably wait.
You can learn more about Ex EU flights in my beginners guide to EX EU.