Offers & news: BA to US from London in Club from £1318, double Avios, Emirates new routes


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British Airways cheap Club World fares to US

As usual, these fares were available at the time of going to press but there is no knowing how long they will last for…. so don’t hang around!  On the back of the great companion fares to China from £1009 (ends tomorrow), there is now another good offer from London this time to the US.

BA launch Seychelles flights

Club World onboard British Airways B787 

The basic fare rules are:

  • Minimum 6 months advance purchase
  • Travel dates:
    • 09Feb 18 Through 21Mar 18
    • 28Oct 18 Through 11Dec 18
    • 24Dec 18 Through 31Dec 18
    • 01Jan 19 Through 02Jan 19
    • 15Feb 19 Through 29Mar 19
  • Travel must be on BA for the transatlantic sectors
  • Minimum stay 7 days
  • You can have 2 transfers in Europe and 2 in the US in each direction but stopovers greater than 24 hours cost £300 each. This means you could build in extra stops of less than 24 hours to add extra flights for tier points. For example, if instead of flying direct to LA or Hawaii you flew to New York then Los Angeles and onto Hawaii, you would get 140 tier points extra.
  • Although the fare rules don’t seem to state it, I can only see availability departing on Tuesday, Wednesday and returning on Sunday to Wednesday

The fares start from:

  • New York £1318
  • Boston £1344
  • Miami £1344
  • Chicago £1411
  • Orlando £1419
  • Denver £1465
  • San Francisco £1453
  • Honolulu £1583
  • San Francisco £1453
  • Los Angeles £1451
  • Phoenix £1525
  • Las Vegas £1446

The fares must be booked as British Airways tickets. You book on here.

Emirates new route to Auckland

Emirates new business class cabin seats Dubai airshow 2017

Emirates new business class cabin

Having just come back from New Zealand, I can vouch for the fact that relaxing places to stop off on the way are a little limited depending on who you fly with. Emirates has now announced that they will fly Bali to Auckland in what is known as a fifth freedom route. The route will be operated daily by a 3-class B777-300ER, from 14 June. This means you can fly from the UK to Bali via Dubai and stop off for a break on the way to or from Auckland.

You can, of course, earn Avios and BA tier points with Emirates on routes which are marketed as a codeshare with Qantas tickets but this is probably not going to be one of them. They do appear to do a codeshare to Auckland if you fly via Melbourne and connect to Qantas to New Zealand. You can find more information on flying with Emirates here.

Double Avios this weekend

BA Double avios

The new look BA eStore

From Friday 23 February 2018 to 23:59 Sunday 25 February 2018 you will receive double the standard Avios on any purchases made through the BA Avios e-store. The BA e-store works like cashback – you click on a link on the BA e-store for your usual online shop, get taken to the normal shopping website and then receive Avios on your purchase. The Avios e-store offers different merchants and has far more travel and hotel options. At the moment it does not appear they will be participating in the offer, but previously both sites normally have had the same promotion.