OFFERS: BA flights from £40, Qatar bargains continue with new offers & New York from £1021


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British Airways flights from £40 one way or £47 return!!

If you are looking for some cheap positioning flights, a bargain break or perhaps some tier points then this offer may help. British Airways has today made thousands of hand-baggage-only flights to Europe available for £40 or less each way. You can choose from a wide selection of over 70 routes across the airline’s European network including Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Kefalonia, Faro and Verona.

View of St. Francis of Assissi Church’s dome and towers and other old buildings at the Old Town in Prague, Czech Republic

Even though BA are advertising the fares from £40 one way, I can see some even cheaper fares.

These include the following RETURN fares:

  • Malaga £57 
  • Alicante £57
  • Palma £57
  • Bordeaux £47
  • Nice £54
  • Milan £48
  • Faro £70
  • Naples £48
  • Verona £56
  • Venice £58
  • Tirana £79
  • Sofia £74
  • Bucharest £85
  • Catania £99
  • Malta £100

The routes in bold get 20 Tier points return instead of 10.


The airline is also including domestic flights between London and UK cities in its offer, such as Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Belfast City and Jersey. British Airways is now offsetting carbon emissions on all its flights within the UK, as part of the airline’s commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Andrew Brem, British Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “It’s time to shrug off the cold and the rain. With flights for £40 or less each way, there’s something for everyone to look forward to, with fantastic value for those wishing to soak in the culture and charm of a city break or the summer sun on a beach in the Mediterranean. Take advantage of our hand-baggage only fares or enjoy guaranteed savings with a flight and hotel package together.”

The seats, based on return fares, are available for travel on select dates until 31 December 2020. The fares are on offer from London Heathrow and London Gatwick, while availability lasts.

Further £40 destinations available include:

  • Bilbao
  • Geneva
  • Ibiza
  • Milan
  • Oslo
  • Paris

You can book as usual at here.


Qatar Airways bargains continue with new fares

As I have mentioned a few times, this week is normally when we would expect to see Qatar’s annual travel festival. It now looks like that may not happen as this morning new offers appeared for the UK and elsewhere. Which was just as well as the Langkawi fare I was booking last night disappeared well before the finish time for the sale. Fortunately, I managed to get Singapore for £1200 so I was happy with that since it’s a short flight from there.

The best flights I have found are naturally all ex EU. Although I still think the London-Melbourne price at £2647 is a great fare – you can read about it here.

Tokyo MT fuji



The stand out fare for me is Tokyo for £1336. It is rare to see prices there at less than £1500, even on an ex EU. Another destination of interest is Zanzibar which looks stunning (see the lead photo in article).

FromDestinationPrice (estimate on today’s exchange rate)
OsloSydney £ 2,321.00
 Bangkok £ 1,188.00
 Hong Kong £ 1,296.00
 Singapore £ 1,204.00
 Krabi £ 1,412.00
 Tokyo £ 1,336.00
StockholmZanzibar £ 1,412.00
 Bangkok £ 1,275.00
 Phuket £ 1,327.00
 Ho Chi Minh City £ 1,261.00
 Adelaide £ 1,922.00
 Melbourne £ 1,921.00
 Seoul £ 1,271.00
 Mumbai £ 1,256.00
 Seychelles £ 1,562.00
SofiaPhuket £ 1,186.00
 Singapore £ 1,098.00
PragueMumbai £ 1,186.00
 Ho Chi Minh City £ 1,367.00
 Kuala Lumpur  £ 1,466.00
LondonJakarta £ 1,704.00
 Melbourne £ 2,641.00
WarsawBangkok £ 1,284.00
MilanMaldives £ 1,443.00

The ex EU fares are mainly changeable or refundable, but for a very hefty fee. Most require Sunday to Thursday departure and Monday to Friday return with a minimum stay of 5 days and 90 days in advance for booking.

You can check prices with Qatar Airways here. If you struggle to find the prices above it may be worth trying Expedia as a few I tried priced up on there but not Qatar. 


New York from £1021

La Compagnie A321LR cabin

La Compagnie A321LR cabin

If you are a regular reader you may recall my review of La Compagnie, the all-business class airline from Paris and Nice. I was very impressed with their new business class product onboard their spanking brand new A321LR aircraft. I got my flight for under £900, but that price is not seen very often. They do however have a still great offer that is on until 20 January 2020. The offer is for £1021 or $1200 return. Obviously you have to get to Orly but if you fancy an all-business class experience, this is a good one to try.

The offer page is here and you can read my review here.