Flash 50% Avios bonus
BA has a very limited time offer for buying Avios at 50%. They offer this price quite regularly so it’s not worth buying unless you have something specific in mind.
The offer is available from 07:00 (GMT) Monday 17 January 2022 to 23:59 (GMT) Wednesday 19 January 2022 only. You will receive 50% extra Avios (bonus Avios) when you Purchase or Gift Avios 2,000 Avios to a maximum 200,000 Avios. The Bonus Avios will not count towards your annual limit of 200,000 Avios (increased for promotion).
Generally, I don’t advise buying Avios except as a top-up or on very expensive fares if you have to buy them, but if you are struggling with some of the super high fares BA has currently, it could be worth looking at the alternatives. When working out if it’s a good deal to buy or not consider:
- Are the flights you want actually available on Avios as availability is pretty bad currently to the US?
- The cost of the Avios PLUS the taxes and charges versus a cash fare. These can add an extra £600+ to a business or first ticket?
- Could you buy a cash fare and then buy the Avios to upgrade as a cheaper option that would earn Avios and tier points?
25% off No 1 Lounges
Enter WINTER25 at the checkout on the No 1 website to get 25% off adult lounge entry at all No1 Lounges. The good news is that all lounge bookings are fully flexible, meaning you can cancel or amend your booking quickly and easily, free of charge at any time.
You must book direct with No 1 lounges here to get the discount.
Aer Lingus sale
Aer Lingus has started a January sale. The focus is mainly on economy fares, but given the very high cost of transatlantic business class fares currrently there are also some reasonable prices on business too. Unless you are on a BA codeshare, you can only get Avios on Aer Lingus flights, not tier points.
Fares on non-stop transatlantic flights from Manchester are available now at aerlingus.com from just £179 each way in economy. The sale is for newly operated services from Manchester to New York, Orlando and Barbados (seasonal until 29 April 22), for travel between 1st February and 31st May 2022. You can find our review of the inaugural Barbados flight here.
The business class prices from Macnnester return are:
- Barbados £2274
- New York £1637
- Orlando £1795
Any bookings made to destinations in the January sale will be covered by the Aer Lingus’ ‘book with confidence’ policy, allowing customers to buy tickets with the peace of mind that if circumstances change, flights can easily be rescheduled free of charge. You can change travel dates free of charge but a fare difference may apply. This can be done and as many times as you wish, up to seven days before travel. The flexible booking policy is available on all bookings up until 30th September 2022. Most fares also include the option to exchange for a guaranteed voucher up to 14 days before travel.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that you can book Aer Lingus flights as a holiday with BA Holiday with all the usual benefits of a BA Holiday such as a low deposit etc. You can search for prices here.