OFFERS: US from £1195 Club and £2075 First and BA Buy Avios 50% bonus

BA B787-10 current First seat

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US and Canada from £1195 Club and £2075 First

The Dublin fares that have been around on and off during 2022 are back again. The only real drawback with these is that Dublin has been something of a mess over the summer, and in terms of lounges is not the best place to fly from.

The business class fares are available on oneworld and Star Alliance for most places with the odd Skyteam fares available too at a similar price. Below I have just listed the cheapest price available. Generally, Star Alliance are a bit cheaper but usually involve two stops which is not ideal. These are on Air Canada and United. However, oneworld is only around £40 more so I have not bothered listing all the individual prices. 

If you are after tier points, you will want to select to fly back to Heathrow before flying to the US to get the extra 80 tier points return. If you are not bothered then you may wish to fly to the US direct as you will pre-clear customs and immigration for the US. There is a separate lounge area for US flights which is better than the other lounges. 

Finnair is also an option. However, Dublin to Helsinki is only 80 tier points return, so unless you specifically wanted to fly Finnair, it’s a long way out of the way. 

The rules

The rules are pretty much the same on both deals

  • Minimum stay – Saturday night (plus min 24 hours for OW)
  • Book by 20 September 22
  • Travel 5 January to 31 March 23
  • Transfers: Yes
  • Stopovers: NO (up to 24 hours free)

Business class deals from Dublin

Toronto
  • New York £1195
  • Montreal £1287
  • Toronto £1287
  • New Orleans £1299
  • Chicago £1281
  • Miami £1199
  • Orlando £1287
  • Denver £1273
  • Austin £1271
  • Las Vegas £1266
  • Los Angeles £1275
  • San Francisco £1313
  • Seattle £1313
  • Portland £1271
  • San Diego £1301
  • Phoenix £1301
  • Vancouver £1265
  • Calgary £1272
  • San Juan (Puerto Rico) £1230
San FranciscoSan Francisco

You can book with Star Alliance here and British Airways here. 

 

First class deals from Dublin

BA New First on B777-300

These are more limited and only on BA. The fares are cheaper than you can get flying from the UK in business class most of the time!

These are six-month advance purchase fares available on Tue/Wed/Thu on each transatlantic sector from Europe. To Europe, the fare is permitted Mon/Tue/Wed. You have to stay a minimum of a Saturday night which must also not be less than 24 hours. 

The best deals are:

  • New York £2075
  • Washington £2162
  • Boston £2227
  • Chicago £2162
  • Dallas £2162
  • Houston £2167
  • Las Vegas £2407
  • San Francisco £2162
Chicago

There are some other destinations available, but these are not such great value. 

You can check prices on British Airways here. 

 

British Airways buy Avios 50% bonus

The latest BA Avios offer is the same that they have been doing for a while with a 50% bonus on your purchase. So if you were planning to buy some, now is as good a time as any! The offer is on until midnight on Wednesday 14 September 2022. 

Normally I don’t advise buying Avios but with the high price of airfares at the moment it could be cost-effective. However, with low availability on many routes, you need to use them straight away and check availability first. 

Once signed in, you can make purchases from 1,000 Avios up to 200,000 (per calendar year) which are usually available to spend right away but may take up to three working days. The offer only applies for purchases of 2,000 Avios or more and the Bonus Avios will not count towards your annual limit of 200,000 Avios.

You can find the offer page here. 

 

9 Comments on "OFFERS: US from £1195 Club and £2075 First and BA Buy Avios 50% bonus"

  1. Morning Michelle – apologies for being slow. Are these 1st class flights with BA direct from Dublin to the U.S. ? I had a look on BA.com but saw no flights.

    Also, I did not understand the point about flying back to Heathrow.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Ooops, really sorry about the misspell of your name

  3. Flying from Dublin direct to US destinations gets you 140 tier points each way. If you want to increase your tier point collection then flying DUB – LHR – USA gets you 180 tier points each way in Club Europe/World.

  4. Mark the First Class flights from Dublin are via LHR on BA, so to get the fares shown you have to start your journey in Dublin.
    I Think Michele mentions in her article that there is limited availability so you have to check that you are searching for flights within the parameters listed, hope this helps.

  5. Thanks Craig. I was probably confusing this with the BA flights (from LCY?) to the U.S. via Shannon – clearing immigration in Ireland.

  6. Looks like they’ve gone already? I can’t find anything sub £2.4k for business.

  7. I must say I can’t find any 1st class fare from Dublin to New York for anything near the price you say, nearly every one is double that fare. I have taken into account all the T&C’s

    • I’ve just had a look now at random dates and can book for €2392 flying 10/1 returning 18/1 to NYC. Have you tried using google flights to help?

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