OFFERS: British Airways flash sale with free lounge access offer, Club from £149 return

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If you have been monitoring prices with BA recently you will have noticed that prices have been pretty high on some routes. I personally have been waiting for a good deal to Portugal and this morning prices in economy dropped by £70 in economy and over £100 in Club! The sale last until midnight on 23 July for travel until the end of September. 

If you fancy getting away now is actually a great time to book and not just due to the sale prices. There are a number of offers from BA that make me inclined to book now rather than wait:

  • Free lounge access when you spend over £1000 even if travelling in economy (see below)
  • The Book with Confidence guarantee which means if you change your mind you can change the dates or cancel and get a voucher. Just book before 31 August 2020 for travel up to 30 April 2021,  then you can amend your booking for free (just pay the difference in price) or cancel it and get a voucher for travel up until 30 April 2022
  • If you book a BA holiday the final balance is only due 3 weeks before now

So let’s take a look at the offers…..

 

Free lounge access even in economy

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BA T5 Galleries Club lounge South entrance

There are a number of caveats to get the free lounge access which unsurprisingly will exclude a lot of booking.

  • You need to book for travel between 1 August and 30 September 2020 inclusive.
  • The offer is only valid on a European Flight + Hotel or Flight + Car package booking where the total price is £1,000 or more per person.
  • It only applies to European holidays departing from London Heathrow Terminal 5 only and lounge access will be offered at the Club Lounge at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 only. Currently, all European flights are departing from Heathrow until at least 9 September but that could be extended.
  • You only get lounge access for a maximum of three hours prior to the departing flight and it is only on the outbound leg at Heathrow. 
  • You can’t take guests.

You can read the full terms and conditions here.

 

Flight only

Ibiza

The discount is allegedly only on flights to the following locations but I am seeing cheaper prices across all European destinations:

London Heathrow to Malaga, Corfu, Ibiza, Mallorca, Barcelona (BCN), Rome (FCO), Marseille, Nice, Valencia, Pisa, Athens, Palermo and Split.

You need to book by midnight on 23 July and travel between 1 August – 30 September 2020.

Euro Traveller

There are some incredibly cheap Hand Baggage Only fares on offer. Prices are one way only per person.

  • Malaga £25
  • Corfu £30
  • Ibiza £30
  • Mallorca £30
  • Barcelona (BCN) £30
  • Rome (FCO),
  • Marseille £34
  • Nice £31
  • Valencia £33
  • Pisa £30
  • Athens £45
  • Palermo (Sicily) £35
  • Split £49

Usually, it costs around £40 return to upgrade to economy plus. 

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Venice

As well as the official destinations there are some very cheap fares to other destinations. These are also HBO but these prices are return per person

  • Venice £65
  • Geneva £71
  • Paris £81
  • Vienna £77
  • Budpaest £80
  • Bucharest £74
  • Sofia £63
  • Malta £96
  • Madrid £69

You can find the sale page here.

 

Club Europe

Some people view that CE is not worth the extra money as the moment. However, you get almost the normal service apart from the meal which only contains a sandwich instead of a main course. At the moment the liunge experience is actually much better than before with table service and access to the First lounge for much of the time. How long this continues we don’t know. For me it is also about the extra space not being crammed next to someone, so I am happy to pay the extra at the moment.

The best deals are:

  • Malaga £200
  • Corfu £240 (160 Tier points)
  • Palma £208
  • Ibiza £194
  • Faro £243
  • Barcelona £211
  • Venice £194
  • Sofia £224 (160 Tier points)
  • Vienna £222
  • Catania £264 (160 Tier points)
  • Cagliari £218
  • Ljubljana £231
  • Bordeaux £202
  • Bilbao £149
  • Porto £204
  • Luxemburg £169
  • Newquay £170

You can find the sale page here.

 

BA Holidays

Corfu

BA Holidays are often cheaper than buying a flight only, so it is worthwhile looking at a holiday option. Plus you get more Avios with an extra 1 per £1 spent and you only have to pay a deposit until 3 weeks before.

Euro Traveller

August Travel

Malaga – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3* Las Rampas, from £299pp, travelling 01-31 August 2020. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation. Book by 23 July 2020. 

Mallorca – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3* Sol Cala Dor Apartments, from £299pp, travelling 01-31 August 2020. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation. Book by 23 July 2020. 

Corfu – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3* Oasis Hotel, from £299pp, travelling 01-31 August 2020. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation. Book by 23 July 2020. 

Palermo, Sicily – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 4* Baia di Ulisse Wellness & Spa, from £399pp, travelling 01-31 August 2020. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from London Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation. Book by 23 July 2020. 

 

September Travel

Malaga – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3* Las Rampas, from £199pp, travelling 16-30 September 2020. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation. Book by 23 July 2020. For reservations visit ba.com/sale

Corfu – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3* Mediterranean Blue, from £199pp, travelling 16-30 September 2020. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation. Book by 23 July 2020. For reservations visit ba.com/sale

Ibiza – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3* Playasol Riviera, from £279pp, travelling 16-30  September 2020. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation with breakfast. Book by 23 July 2020. For reservations visit ba.com/sale

Mallorca – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3*Sol Cala Dor Apartments, from £199pp, travelling 16-30 September 2020. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation. Book by 23 July 2020. For reservations visit ba.com/sale

Corfu – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 4* Apollo Palace from £349 per person, travelling September 1 to September 19. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg  luggage allowance and accommodation with All Inclusive. Book by 23 July 2020. For reservations visit ba.com/sale

 

 

British Airways Holidays fly-drives from £99pp

Malaga – British Airways Holidays offers flights + seven days car hire from £99pp. Price includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and a minimum of a small car for seven days, for travel between 16 and 30 September 2020. Book by 23 July 2020. For reservations visit ba.com/sale

Corfu – British Airways Holidays offers flights + seven days car hire from £99pp. Price includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and a minimum of a small car for seven days, for travel between 16 and 30 September 2020. Book by 23 July 2020. For reservations visit ba.com/sale

Ibiza – British Airways Holidays offers flights + seven days car hire from £119pp. Price includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and a minimum of a small car for seven days, for travel between 16 and 30 September 2020. Book by 23 July 2020. For reservations visit ba.com/sale

Mallorca – British Airways Holidays offers flights + seven days car hire from £119pp. Price includes Euro Traveller return flights from London Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and a minimum of a small car for seven days, for travel between 16 and 30 September 2020. Book by 23 July 2020. For reservations visit ba.com/sale

You can find the sale page here.

 

Club Europe

Palma Majorca

Palma

  • Malaga flights + 7 nights hotel from £427 pp
  • Corfu flights + 7 nights All Inclusive hotel from £493 pp
  • Mallorca flights + 7 nights hotel from £369 pp
  • Ibiza flights + 7 nights hotel from £496 pp

You can find the sale page here.

6 Comments on "OFFERS: British Airways flash sale with free lounge access offer, Club from £149 return"

  1. Too soon for me. Might consider sales that allow travel October onwards though.

  2. Faro Ana lounge still closed, no information available on opening date.

  3. According to the BA website the flight offers are for travel between 16 – 30 Septber. Where did 16 July – 30 September come from?

    • Both are wrong actually! It’s 1 August to 30 September. It’s a typo on the BA website.

  4. Terry Semmence | 17 July 2020 at 4:53 pm | Reply

    We were directed to galleries T5 yesterday despite checking in at 1250. It showed no sign of shutting when we left at 1400. Table ordering service worked really well. It was quick and the food was pretty good. Fizz was a Gusbourne 2015 from Kent which was quite nice. The whole experience CE to Nice was good. Box sandwich meal on board was ok too

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