BA China sale, ex EU bargains from Amsterdam & Brussels plus flash sale
If you are looking for tier points runs or cheap BA business class flights there are several good deals at present. The Bucharest to Phoenix deal for around £1250 in Club has continued despite initially finishing on 4 February. There are also a couple of good Far East Club World deals from Amsterdam and Brussels.
- Bangkok from £1274
- Shanghai from £1370
Tickets must be booked at least 60 days in advance but there is no end date for sales at the moment. You can book the flights on ba.com
The best deal at the moment is the Chinese New Year deal on flights to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.
BA is offering two Club World tickets for £2,018 on flights from London Heathrow to Beijing and Shanghai. This is normally the deal they do to New York every year in the New Year sale which was notably absent this year. If you want to travel on your own there are tickets from £1,318 for Beijing and £1,298 for Shanghai. Hong Kong starts from £1,790 per person. There are few restrictions such as the usual staying a Saturday night and it is only available on selected dates. Tickets must be booked by 21 February. You can book tickets on the British Airways website.
BA also have a flash sale for luxury holidays in Club Europe which ends on 19 February. Here are a few of the deals:
All in Club Europe with 3 nights accommodation in a 4 or 5* hotel per person based on 2 people sharing a room. Prices from:
- Barcelona £335
- Amsterdam £309
- Rome £284
- Milan £334
- Palma, Majorca £338
I have flown Cathay Pacific business class a number of times and always been impressed. Their long haul business class features the latest reverse herringbone seats and their service is generally exemplary. This applies not just in the air but on the ground which is rare. A good example is when our luggage missed the connection to Australia in Hong Kong. When we got off the plane someone was waiting to tell us about it and the luggage was delivered to our hotel the same day. You can read about the fantastic Cathay Pacific business class lounge at Heathrow here.
To celebrate the Chinese New Year there is a sale that ends tomorrow, 18 February. The travel period is 1 June 2018 – 31 December 2018. These aren’t particularly great prices but cheaper than Cathay’s normally very high prices from the UK. Here are the best prices:
- Australia from £2869
- China from £1969
- Vietnam from £2089
Qatar have some special fares for Chinese New Year as well as a money off code if you pay by Visa. The code you need is VISAWKD. It promises up to 50% off but it is more like 5-10% but better than nothing if you are buying anyway. The rules:
- It is only valid on R class business fares.
- Book by 18 February 2018.
- Travel period: 16 February 2018 until 10 December 2018. All travel must be completed by 10 December 2018.
- Blackout dates (dates when discounts do not apply): 11 August 2018 until 3 September 2018 for travel in Economy Class.
- Blackout dates (dates when discounts do not apply): 9 June 2018 until 10 September 2018 for travel in Premium Class.
The fares to China from the UK are:
- Hong Kong £2273
- Shanghai £2322
The Qatar sales page is here.
Garuda business class to Australia under £2000
A reminder that the Garuda business class offer to Australia from £1967 is still available via Trailfinders or Garuda. It is available for selected departures from 30/09/2018 and tickets must be bought by 31/03/2018
Malaysia Airlines sale
Malaysia have a sale on until 19 Feb 2018 for travel periods from now until 21 Mar 2018, or 1 May – 6 Jun 2018, or 1 Oct – 30 Nov 2018. The prices aren’t great but they do have the much better A350 on the London route now which is an improvement on the old-fashioned A380 seats. The prices in business class are: