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Current Fare Sales [ex UK]

This thread is in place to keep track of and discuss any ex-UK BA Fare Sales

Post #1 (this post!) lists any sales that are currently running
Post #2 lists previous sales
Post #3 contains some hints and tips on finding the best deals as well as links to non-UK Fare Sale threads

If you spot any new sales or good fares please post here or drop me a PM

Current Club World, Club Europe and First sales


No Club/First sale on at the moment

There was a Club/First sale last year between 24th August and 20th September and in 2010 and 2009 sales during a similar period so we are hoping for a sale in August this year!

Economy and WT+ sales

There was a WT/WT+ sale last year between 24th August and 20th September and in 2010 and 2009 sales during a similar period so we are hoping for a sale in August this year!

Last edited by matthewuk; Jul 23, 12 at 9:08 am Reason: Added summer 2012 CW/First sale
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Previous Fare Sales

I'll compile details of previous sales in this post.

Note: All ex-UK fares I post will include all the usual taxes and fees

Club World and First

BA CW, First and CE Sale - 6th June to 14th June 2012

CW, First and CE sale to many BA destinations mainly for travel July and August 2012

Example Fares (CW/First):

NYC - £1,200/£2,198
MIA - £1,100/£2,098
BKK - £1,299/£2,699
YVR - £1,189/£2,187

Full list of longhaul fares and analysis available here:Post #642

The sale was discussed here:http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...-june-6-a.html

BA CW, First and CE Sale - 23rd February to 13th March 2012

CW, First and CE sale to many BA destinations for travel through June 2012

Example Fares (CW/First):

NYC - £1,569/£2,567
LAX - £2,069/£3,067
SFO - £2,069/£3,067

Full list of longhaul fares and analysis available here: Post 589

BA Club and First sale - December 22nd 2011 to January 24th 2012

The Christmas Club and First sale 2011/12 was a bit of a slow burner...

22nd December - some Club Word sale fares to select destinations loaded. Mainly North America and a few to India and the Far East. Mostly at slightly higher than usual price levels.

29th December - Most Caribbean and Latin America Club World and First fares loaded and marketed as an ex-Gatwick Sale.

11th Jan - IAD, SFO, PHL and IAH added

Example Fares: (CW/First)
NYC - £1,778/tbc
LAX - £2,337/tbc
BGI - £1,601/£3,113
BOM - £1,714/tbc
HKG - £2,660/tbc

I captured full details and some analysis in this post - Post #549

BA CW, First and CE Sale - 20th October to 8th November 2011

CW, First and CE sale to many BA destinations. For North America, the fares were generally available for November through January 10th 2012. Other destinations varied widely with some available for travel to September 2012. Advanced Purchase requirements are also variable.

Example Fares (CW/First):

NYC - £1,499/£2,497
LAX - £1,999/£2,997
SFO - £1,999/£2,997

Full list of longhaul fares and analysis available here: Post #521

BA CW, First and CE Sale - 24th August to 20th September 2011

CW, First and CE sale to many BA destinations for travel to 30th June 2012. Advanced Purchase was generally 28 days but did vary by destination

Example Fares (CW/First):

NYC - £1,752/£2,750
LAX - £2,319/£3,317
SFO - £2,496/£3,494
MBJ - £1,423

Full list of longhaul fares available here: Post #501

BA CW, First and CE Sale - 26th May to 21st June 2011

CW, First and CE sale to many BA destinations for travel to 31st December 2011. Advanced Purchase of 7-28 days which varied by destination

Example Fares (CW/First):

NYC - £1,740/£2,738
LAX - £2,469/£3,467
SFO - £2,689/£3,687
MBJ - £1,389

Full list of longhaul fares available here: Post 475

BA CW, First and CE Sale - 10th March to 22nd March 2011

CW, First and CE sale to many BA destinations for travel from about 7th April to 31st August 2011. Advanced Purchase of 7-28 days which varied by destination

Example Fares (CW/First):

NYC - £1,730/£2,787
LAX - £2,280/£3,277
SFO - £2,510/£3,507
MBJ - £1,379

Full list of longhaul fares available here: Post 472

CE 3 day Sale - 28th Feb to 2nd March 2010

This was a 3 Day Club Europe Holiday sale. You had to buy accommodation as well as flights but the prices seemed quite good (except from the regions).

Full discussion here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...-hoildays.html

BA CW, First and CE Sale - 22nd December 2010 to 25th January 2011

CW, First and CE sale to many BA destinations for travel from about 30th December to 30th September 2011. Dates varied quite considerably depending on destination. Advanced Purchase of 7-28 days which varied by destination

Example Fares (CW/First):

NYC - £1,689/£2,687
LAX - £2,239/£3,237
SFO - £2,469/£3,467
MBJ - £1,072

More details available here Post 443

BA CW, First and CE Sale - 27th October to 9th November 2010

CW, First and CE sale to many BA destinations for travel from about 4th November to 30th June 2011. Dates varied by destination. Advanced Purchase of 7-28 days which varied by destination

Note: ba.com did not show all destinations as available on it's promo page but the low price finder page did show discounts on every destination I checked

Example Fares (CW/First):

NYC - £1,669/£2,667
LAX - £2,219/£3,217
SFO - £2,449/£3,447
MBJ - £1,199

More details available here: Post 381 and this thread

BA CW, First and CE Sale - 26th August to 14th September 2010

CW, First and CE sale to many BA destinations for travel from about 2nd September to 30th June 2011. Dates varied by destination. Advanced Purchase of 7-28 days which varies by destination

Example Fares (CW/First):

NYC - £1,619/£2,617
LAX - £2,169/£3,167
SFO - £2,399/£3,397
MBJ - £1,149

More details available here: Post 368 and in this thread

BA CW, First and CE Sale - 9th June to 6th July 2010

CW, First and CE sale to many BA destinations for travel from about 8th July to 31st December 2010. Dates varied by destination. 14 days (seems to be Caribbean and Florida) or 28 days (other destinations) advance purchase was required.

Example Fares (CW/First):

NYC - £1,499/£2,497
LAX - £1,999/£2,997
SFO - £2,159/£3,157
MBJ - £1,099

Full details available here: Post 259

FT Thread discussing this sale is here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...rike-sale.html

BA Club World Sale - 27th March to 20th April 2010

Unpublished CW sale to a number of destinations in the USA for travel June 2010 through September 2010. 28 days advance purchase required. This was to match a Virgin Atlantic sale.

Example Fares:

NYC - £1,489
LAX - £1,999
SFO - £2,299
MCO - £1,833

Full details available here: Post #248

BA CW, First and CE Sale - 26th Jan to 9th Feb 2010

CW, First and CE sale to almost all BA destinations for travel 10th November to 30th September 2010. 14 days (seems to be Carribean and Florida) or 28 days (other destinations) advance purchase required.

Example Fares (CW/First):

NYC - £1,486/£2,484
LAX - £1,999/£2,997
SFO - £2,299/£3,297
HKG - £2,299/£3,999
MLE - £1,299
MBJ - £1,099

Full details available here: post #198

FT Thread discussing this sale is here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...ex-london.html


BA CW, First and CE Sale - 29th Oct to 24th Nov 2009

CW, First and CE sale to almost all BA destinations for travel 19th November to 30th June 2010. 21 days advance purchase required. Dates varied for fare availability (Most routes blacked out over holiday periods) Example Fares (CW/First):

NYC - £1389/£2387
LAX/SFO - £1749/£2747
HKG - £2299/£3999
Caribbean ex-LGW - £1399 - (BGI £2899 in First)
TLV - £899
JNB - £2399/£3999

Full information available here: post #148


BA CW and CE Sale - 9th Sept to 16th Sept 2009 (extended to 22nd Sept 2009)

CW and First sale to almost all BA destinations for travel 1st October to 30th June 2010. 21 days advance purchase required. Example Fares (CW/First):

NYC - £1389/£2387
LAX/SFO - £1749/£2747
HKG/NRT - £2239/£3939
Caribbean ex-LGW - £1379 - (BGI £2879 in First)
TLV - £929
JNB/CPT - £2349/£3949

Full information available here: this post

Qantas Sale - 7th Aug to 31st Aug 2009

Business class sale to Australia and New Zealand. Not the best sale in recent history but a sale is a sale!! Listed here because this was available on BA metal using the QF codeshare. Only bookable on qantas.com.

Example fares:
SYD - £2899
AKL - £3122

Full list of destinations and rules here: Qantas Sale detail

Qantas Sale - 4th June to 30th June
Business class sale to Australia and New Zealand. Listed here because this was available on BA metal using the QF codeshare. Only bookable on qantas.com.

Example fares:
SYD - £1999
AKL - £2099

Full list of destinations and rules http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/11859053-post81.html

BA Sale - 14th May to 30th June


CW, CE and First sale to almost all BA destinations

Example Fares :

(CW/First)
NYC - £1099/£2097
LAX/SFO - £1699/£2697
HKG - £1999/£3799
Caribbean ex-LGW - £1319 - (BGI £2319 in First)
TLV - £799/£1297
CAI - £899/£1397

(CE)
FCO - £219
AMS - £229
FRA - £239

Full list of destinations available here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/11765212-post63.html

There were some notable routes NOT in the sale including TPA and NRT. Shareholder discounts applied and these fares could be MFU'd. Dates for some routes varied slightly.

BA 2-for-1 Club Sale 1st May to 5th May
2-for-1 sale to most (all?) Club World destinations for travel 1st June to 31st October 2009. The Ts and Cs stated 'Dependent on route and fare class prices shown may be subject to an advance purchase of up to 42 days.

This sale has a discussion of it's own here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...ook-4-may.html

Example fares (per person):

NYC - £833
SFO - £1172
SYD - £1810

Full list of destinations available here

Ts and Cs stated no stopovers however travel agents such as Trailfinders were able to book trips to SYD with 2 stopovers as the fare rules stated stopovers were allowed. See above 2-4-1 thread for discussion on this.

MFU or Shareholder discount NOT available with this offer


BA 'Sale' - April 11th to May 4th

This unpublished sale seemed to be CW only to a number of NA cities, with a 28 day advance purchase requirement for travel until Dec 13th. Full fare rules and list of destinations are here

Example fares:

NYC - £1045
MIA - £1395
SFO - £1695

These fares were orgingally bookable on Expedia without the 28 day advance purchase

This sale seemed to end early when the 2-4-1 CW sale began although single passengers could still book the fare on Expedia and Netflights

BA and Qantas sale - 17th April to 21st April 2009
CW and First sale to BKK/SIN/SYD (BA and Qantas) with other options to Australia and NZ on Qantas. Valid for departures until 31st August 09, 14 day advance purchase. Thes fares could be booked on either BA or Qantas website - not sure about shareholder discount.

Fares (CW/First):

SIN/BKK - £1599/£2399
SYD - £1999/£2999
PER/MEL etc on qantas.com for £1999/£2999
NZ on qantas.com for £2199/£3199

BA and Qantas sale - 20th March to 25th March 2009
CW and First sale to BKK/SIN/SYD (BA and Qantas) with other options to Australia and NZ on Qantas. Valid for departures until 31st August 09, 14 day advance purchase. Fares (CW/First):

SIN/BKK - £1599/£2399
SYD - £1999/£2999
PER/MEL etc on qantas.com for £1999/£2999
NZ on qantas.com for £2199/£3199

BA Sale - 26th Feb to 7th April 2009*
CW and First sale to almost all BA destinations for travel April to December 10th/13th (some holidays excluded on key routes). 28 days advance purchase required. Example Fares (CW/First):

NYC - £1099/£2097
MCO/TPA - £1299
LAX/SFO - £1699/£2697
HKG/NRT - £1999/£3799
Caribbean ex-LGW - £1319 - (BGI £2318 in First)
TLV - £799/£1297
CAI - £899/£1397
JNB/CPT - £1999/£3799

* original end date of March 24th was extended. With the extension to April 7th the free regional add-ons promotion were removed and the Ts and Cs were changed such that some of the First fares were restricted to June-Sep only

Full list of destinations available here: full list

Economy and WT+

BA Economy and WT+ Sale - June 28th 2012 to July 10th 2012

Economy and WT+ sale to most BA destinations for travel from 10th September 2012 through 15th March 2013 (ex-LHR) or 10th June 2013 (ex-LGW). Dates varied depending on destination.

Advanced Purchase of 21 days for WT+ for the Americas and 7 days for everywhere else and WT. Minimum stay Saturday night however if you book Flight+Hotel this can sometimes be avoided.

Example Fares (WT/WT+):

NYC - £424/£707
BOS - £444/£727
SFO - £517/£960

Full list of longhaul fares and analysis available here: Post #690

BA Economy and WT+ Sale - March 15th 2012 to March 27th 2012 - extended to April 10th for USA destinations

Economy and WT+ sale to most BA destinations for travel from 15th March 2012 through September 2012 (January 2013 for LGW destinations). Dates varied depending on destination. Note: As per usual flights in July and the first half of August were not on sale.

Advanced Purchase of 21 days for WT+ for the Americas and 7 days for everywhere else and WT. Minimum stay Saturday night however if you book Flight+Hotel this can sometimes be avoided.

At the end of the sale the deadline for USA destinations was extended to April 10th.

Example Fares (WT/WT+):

NYC - £424/£707
BOS - £444/£727
SFO - £517/£960

Full list of longhaul fares and analysis available here: Post #628

BA/Qantas WT/WT+ sale to Australia 23rd January to 5th February 2012

Valid for departures 16th April - 20th June
SYD £789 (WT) £1,903 (WT+). Full information and links here: Post #582

BA Economy and WT+ Sale - December 22nd 2011 to January 24th 2012

Economy and WT+ sale to pretty much every BA destinations for travel from about December 25th 2011 through September 2012. Dates varied depending on destination. Note: As per usual flights in July and the first half of August were not on sale.

Advanced Purchase of 21 days for WT+. In some cases no Advance purchase requirements for WT fares. Minimum stay Saturday night however if you book Flight+Hotel this can often be avoided

Example Fares (WT/WT+):

NYC - £376/£654
BOS - £400/£678
SFO - £430/£840

Full list of longhaul fares and analysis available here: Post #545

25% off Club Europe and 10% of Economy - Euro Ski Routes only - 6th to 9th Jan 2012
This was an offer for UK Executive members - discount was by way of a code:

SkiJan12ET to save 10% on Euro Traveller
SkiJan12CE to save 25% on Club Europe

Travel was until 31 March 2012.

Routes included: Zurich, Geneva, Chambery, Innsbruck, Verona, Salzburg,
Lyon, Turin and Munich departing from London Heathrow, London Gatwick or
London City


The sale was discussed here:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...k-members.html

BA Economy and WT+ Sale - October 26th 2011 to November 8th 2011

Economy and WT+ sale to pretty much every BA destinations for travel from about November 2011 through June 2012. Dates varied depending on destination. Advanced Purchase of 21 days for WT+. In some cases no Advance purchase requirements for WT fares.

The standout fares were Hong Kong and Shanghai which were both down about £200 from the last sale. Sydney was up over £350 from last time around.

Example Fares (WT/WT+):

NYC - £378/£656
BOS - £362/£640
SFO - £447/£736

Full list of longhaul fares and analysis available here: Post #530

BA Economy and WT+ Sale - August 24th 2011 to September 20th 2011

Economy and WT+ sale to pretty much every BA destinations for travel from about September 2011 through June 2012. Dates varied quite considerably depending on destination. Advanced Purchase generally of 7 days (WT) and 21 days (WT+).

Example Fares (WT/WT+):

NYC - £396/£674
BOS - £360/£638
SFO - £472/£910

Full details available here Post #502

BA Economy and WT+ Sale - June 29th 2011 to 12th July 2011 - subsequently extended to July 19th

Economy and WT+ sale to pretty much every BA destinations for travel from about September 2011 through March 2012. Dates varied quite considerably depending on destination. Advanced Purchase of 7 days (WT) and 21 days (WT+).

Example Fares (WT/WT+):

NYC - £367/£645
BOS - £370/£648
SFO - £435/£873

Full details available here Post #491

BA Economy and WT+ Sale - 22nd December 2010 to 25th January 2011

Economy and WT+ sale to many BA destinations for travel from about 30th December to 30th September 2011. Dates vary quite considerably depending on destination. Advanced Purchase of 7 days (WT) and 21 days (WT+).

Example Fares (WT/WT+):

NYC - £315/£593
BOS - £342/£620
SFO - £402/£840

Full details available here Post 444

BA WT Sale 12th November 30th November 2010

WT and sale to USA and Canada. Travel 18th November 2010 to 7th April 2011. Advance Purchase seemed to be 7 days.

Example Fares (WT):

NYC - £347
BOS - £377
SFO - £443

Full details available here: Post 393

BA WT/WT+ Sale 27th October to 9th November 2010

WT and WT+ sale to many destinations on the BA network. Travel dates varied but were generally for travel from September 2010 through June 2011. Advance Purchase restrictions varied by destination.

Example Fares (WT/WT+):

NYC - £319/£577
BOS - £349/£607
PHX - £434/£852
GIG - £585/£955

Full details available here: Post 383 and this thread

BA WT/WT+ Sale 26th August to 14th September 2010

WT and WT+ sale to many destinations on the BA network. Travel dates varied but are generally for travel from September 2010 through June 2011. Advance Purchase restrictions vary by destination.

Example Fares (WT/WT+):

NYC - £354/£614
BOS - £369/£612
PHX - £434/£852
GIG - £594/£964

Full details available here: Post 369

BA WT/WT+ Sale 30th June to 20th July 2010

WT and WT+ sale to many destinations on the BA network. Travel dates varied but are generally for travel from September 2010 through March 2011. Some off peak destinations available in August 2010, other destinations had stricter travel periods (e.g. SYD is November only). 7 days advance purchase for WT, 21 days for WT+.

This sale was discussed here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...le-coming.html

Example Fares (WT/WT+):

NYC - £344/£602
BOS - £359/£602
PHX - £424/£842
GIG - £569/£914

Full details available here: Post 260

BA WT/WT+ Sale 22nd December to 26th January 2010 - extended on Jan 21st to Feb 9th

WT and WT+ sale to many destinations on the BA network. Travel dates vary but are generally for travel through November 2010 except for July and the first half of August. Some destinations have stricter travel periods. 7 days advance purchase for WT, 21 days for WT+.

There are currently two threads discussing this here and here

Example Fares (WT/WT+):

NYC - £299/£542
BOS - £309/£552
PHX - £394/£797
GIG - £599/£994

Full details available here: post #192

BA WT/WT+ Sale 5th November to 17th November 2009

WT and WT+ sale to many destinations on the BA network. Travel dates varied but were generally for travel through to the end of March 2010. Christmas and Easter generally blacked out. The sales was extended to 24th November for some destinations but this was not advertised.

Some notable missing destinations including HKG and SYD.

Example Fares:

NYC - £299/£542
BOS - £299/£542
PHX - £394/£797
GIG - £389/£734

Full details available here: post #155

BA WT/WT+ Sale 26th August to 22nd September

WT and WT+ sale to many destinations on the BA network. Travel dates varied a lot depending on destination with some destinations available all the way through to May 2010. Example Fares (WT/WT+).

A lot of fares were blacked out over Christmas and there were some notable missing destinaitons including HKG and CAI.

Example Fares:

NYC - £299/£517
BOS - £319/£527
PHX - £394/£752
GIG - £419/£717

Full details available here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/12284330-post100.html


BA and Qantas 'mini-sale' to Syd - Aug 12th to Aug 31st 2009

VS launched some promotional fares to SYD and BA and Qantas price matched - not being advertised on ba.com or qantas.com but bookable on both sites on BA or QF metal. WT only.

SYD - £606 - full rules here - http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/12214571-post98.html

BA and Qantas Sale to SYD - July 21st 2009 only

There was a very limited sale of return seats at £215 to SYD which sold out almost immediately. This is discussed here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...promotion.html

BA subsequently advertised SYD in WT at £599 return for the rest of the day

BA Sale - 2nd July to 14th July 2009

WT and WT+ sale to almost all destinations on the BA network. Travel dates varied a lot depending on destination with some destinations available all the way through to July 2010. Example Fares (WT/WT+):

NYC - £259/£496
BOS - £279/£518
PHX - £329/£726
GIG - £549/£886

Slightly longer list available here

The WT+ fares in this sale were MFUable.

BA and Qantas Sale - 22nd May to 2nd June 2009
qantas.com had LHR-SYD/MEL at £999 in WT+/PE. This was available on ba.com at £849 but with a 21-day advance booking requirement. Economy fares to Australia were £499, NZ is £529. Valid for departures between 22 May to 23 June 2009.

A full list of destinations, fares and Ts and Cs is available in this post

BA mini-sale to HKG - 27th April to 31st May 2009
The_Banking_Scot posted here that HKG was available for £594 on WT+. This was available outbound travel anytime except just before Christmas.

Qantas Sale April 10th to May 18th 2009
Economy and WT+/PE sale to SYD (BA and Qantas) with other economy only options to Australia and NZ on Qantas. Valid for departures until 15th June.

Some of these fares were bookable on ba.com but the PE fares seemed only to work on qantas.com. Fares to SYD available on BA metal. Example fares:

SYD £573 economy, £1387 PE
MEL £565 economy, £1379 PE

Qantas Sale to April 9th 2009**
Economy and WT+/PE sale to SYD (BA and Qantas) with other economy only options to Australia and NZ on Qantas. Valid for departures until 15th June.

Some of these fares were bookable on ba.com but the PE fares seemed only to work on qantas.com. Example fares:

SYD £614 economy, £1428 PE
MEL £607 economy, £1421 PE

* original end date of March 31st was extended.
** extended end date of April 6th was extended again!

Note: there also seemed to be some WT+ sales on BA to Syd for about £1280 valid until June 15th but like the Qantas Business/First sale they didn't seem to be actively promoted by BA

BA Sale - 20th March to 24th March 2009
WT and WT+ sale to 29 different destinations. Mostly for travel April-June and some also for July-August at a higher cost. Example Fares (WT/WT+):

NYC - £259/£457
BOS - £249/£447
PHX - £349/£707
GIG - £499/£787

Full list available here: full list

The WT+ fares in this sale were MFUable.

BA and Qantas sale March 13th to 19th 2009
WT and WT+/PE sale to BKK/SIN/SYD - valid until mid-June 09 - example fares (WT/WT+/PE):

BKK/SIN - £399/£649/£749
SYD - £489/£849/£949

Last edited by matthewuk; Jul 23, 12 at 9:06 am Reason: Added BA June 2012 sale
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Hints, tips, gotchas and non Ex-UK sales

Fare Sale end dates - in one of the February 09 sales, the sale of fares actually ended before it was supposed to. Lesson learnt is not to leave it to the last minute!! And more recently in June 2012 http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...says-will.html

Shareholder Discounts - most sale fares are standard published fares so you should be able to use your shareholder discount although I believe there are some exceptions. If you find otherwise then please let me know and I'll update accordingly.

MFUs - most fares can be MFUd subject to the usual Ts and Cs of booking on ba.com and paying any extra fuel surcharge

Regional Add-ons - you can usually add-on a regional flight (EDI/GLA/NCL/MAN). This used to be about £50 but as of September 2011 seems to be £58 for WT and £108 for WT+/Club/First. If it's a WT+ ticket then these book in J earning an extra 40TPs and allow lounge access for the domestic sectors. Add-ons also available ex-JER for an extra 80TPs (thanks G-BOAC!)

Qantas offers - register on qantas.com and they will send you their offers - their sales are typically just a few days long and often only bookable on qantas.com

Expedia - it was reported in this thread that some sale fares were available exclusively on Expedia but without the 28-day advance purchase rule. If you see a fare you like it may be worth shopping around if the dates don't suit you. This offer disappeared before the end of the fare sale so grab it if you can.

Promotional Codes
- you can sometimes apply a promotional code to sale fare to get a further saving. I'll highlight any I know about in post #1 above. An exmple is discussed in this thread

When will the next sale be? - we don't know!! This question is asked so often that there is now a thread dedicated to it - speculation and rumour can be found here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...dont-know.html. I will update post #1 of this thread if there is anything concrete that we know.

Tier Points and BA Miles - Sale fares book into regular booking classes (usually O, T A and I) and earn regular BA Miles and Tier Points

Holiday Sales - there are also occasionally sales that are only valid if you buy flight + hotel. Any good ones we will highlight on this thread.

Saturday Night stay requirements - pretty much every fare requires a Saturday night stay. If you can't stay a Saturday night you can sometimes avoid this requirement by booking a Flight+Hotel deal

3-2-1 Sales - Sometimes BA will have a 3 day sale to a certain destination or area. I haven't worked out yet how 'good' they are yet and they tend to be economy only. I will keep an eye on them and post any news on this thread.

Links to non-UK BA fare sales reported on FT
Middle East CW sale - ends May 24th 2009
ex-US CW 2-4-1 sale - ends May 26th 2009
ex-Finland sale - not many details
ex-Italy 2-4-1 sale discussed from Post #5 onward
BA France Sale 21/10/09 to 16/11/09
Ex-Japan CLub World sale 25th Nov to 9th Dec 2009
Ex Egypt Premium Sale
ex-Belgium WT sale - May 2010
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Old Mar 22, 09, 5:11 am
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Nice idea, matthewuk. Notes from me:

1) The 5-day WT+ sale can be MFUd. With the weekend supplement + extra fuel surcharge, I paid 540 for a NYC MFU yesterday

2) For regional CW sale addons, look at JER. I had JER-CAI pricing up cheaper than LON-CAI. That's an extra 80 TPs as it's real CE! Couldn't be arsed with the extra hassle in the end though so booked direct. But one to keep in mind.
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WT and WT+ sale 20th-24th March 09 - full details

Code:
Destination		Dates			WT	WT+ add-on 
							one-way
Toronto (Pearson Intl)	01 Aug 09 - 31 Aug 09	£559	£129
Montreal (Pierre Trudeau01 Jul 09 - 31 Aug 09	£559	£129
New York (JFK)		01 Jun 09 - 30 Jun 09	£259	£99
			01 Jul 09 - 31 Aug 09	£429	£99
Boston (Logan)		02 Apr 09 - 30 Jun 09	£249	£99
			01 Jul 09 - 31 Aug 09	£459	£99
Chicago (O'Hare)	01 Apr 09 - 30 Jun 09	£289	£129
			01 Jul 09 - 31 Aug 09	£469	£129
Houston (George Bush Int01 Apr 09 - 30 Jun 09	£329	£179
			01 Jul 09 - 31 Aug 09	£499	£179
New York (Newark)	01 Apr 09 - 30 Jun 09	£259	£99
			01 Jul 09 - 31 Aug 09	£429	£99
Washington (Dulles)	01 Apr 09 - 30 Jun 09	£299	£99
			01 Jul 09 - 31 Aug 09	£469	£99
Phoenix (Sky Harbor)	01 Apr 09 - 06 Apr 09	£349	£179
			24 Apr 09 - 10 May 09	£349	£179
			01 Jul 09 - 12 Jul 09	£499	£179
			01 Aug 09 - 31 Aug 09	£499	£179
Hyderabad		01 May 09 - 31 May 09	£359	£119
Bangalore		01 Apr 09 - 31 Jul 09	£359	£119
Amsterdam		01 Jun 09 - 31 Aug 09	£50 ow	
Frankfurt (Intl)	01 Jun 09 - 31 Aug 09	£50 ow	
Madrid (Barajas)	01 Jun 09 - 31 Aug 09	£50 ow	
Zurich			01 Jun 09 - 31 Aug 09	£50 ow	
Antigua			01 May 09 - 30 Jun 09	£429	£135
			01 Jul 09 - 10 Jul 09	£579	£135
Grand Cayman		01 May 09 - 30 Jun 09	£479	£144
			01 Jul 09 - 10 Jul 09	£599	£144
Grenada			01 May 09 - 30 Jun 09	£459	£144
			01 Jul 09 - 10 Jul 09	£599	£144
Kingston (Norman Manley 01 May 09 - 30 Jun 09	£429	£135
			01 Jul 09 - 10 Jul 09	£579	£135
Nassau			01 Jul 09 - 10 Jul 09	£599	£144
St. Kitts		01 May 09 - 30 Jun 09	£459	£144
			01 Jul 09 - 10 Jul 09	£599	£144
Tobago			01 May 09 - 30 Jun 09	£459	£144
			01 Jul 09 - 10 Jul 09	£599	£144
Buenos Aires		26 Apr 09 - 30 Jun 09	£629	£144
			01 Jul 09 - 10 Jul 09	£829	£144
			21 Aug 09 - 31 Aug 09	£629	£144
Rio de Janeiro (Intl)	26 Apr 09 - 30 Jun 09	£499	£144
			01 Jul 09 - 10 Jul 09	£699	£144
Sao Paulo		26 Apr 09 - 30 Jun 09	£629	£144
			01 Jul 09 - 10 Jul 09	£829	£144
			21 Aug 09 - 31 Aug 09	£629	£144
Mexico City (Benito Juar16 Apr 09 - 12 Jun 09	£499	£144
Bermuda			26 Apr 09 - 30 Apr 09	£429	£135
			01 May 09 - 15 May 09	£479	£135
			28 May 09 - 30 Jun 09	£479	£135
			01 Jul 09 - 10 Jul 09	£529	£135
			16 Aug 09 - 31 Aug 09	£529	£135
Cairo			13 Apr 09 - 18 Jun 09	£259	£99
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NCW and First sale 26th Feb-24th March 09 - full details

On March 24th this sale was extended to April 9th

** Between 20th and 25th March 2009 the Qantas/BA sale superceded the below prices for BKK/SIN/SYD


Code:
Destination			Dates			Fare	Upgrade to First
								(One Way)
Atlanta (Hartsfield Jackson)	01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,399	
Baltimore			01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,399	
Boston (Logan)			01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,199	£499
Calgary (Intl)			01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,799	
Chicago (O'Hare)		01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,499	£499
Dallas (Fort Worth)		01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,549	£499
Denver (Intl)			01 May 09 – 13 Dec 09	£1,749	
Houston (George Bush)		01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,549	£499
Los Angeles (Intl)		01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,699	£499
Miami (Intl)			01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,399	£499
Montreal (Trudeau)		01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,499	
New York (JFK)			01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,099	£499
New York (JFK)			01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,099	£499
New York (Newark)		01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,099	£499
Orlando (Intl)			01 May 09 – 13 Dec 09	£1,299	
Philadelphia (Intl)		01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,299	£499
Phoenix (Sky Harbor)		01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,749	£499
San Francisco (Intl)		01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,699	£499
Seattle (Tacoma)		01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,799	£499
Tampa (Intl)			01 May 09 – 13 Dec 09	£1,299	
Toronto (Lester B Pearson)	01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,499	£499
Vancouver (Intl)		06 Apr 09 - 31 May 09	£1,799	£499
Washington (Dulles)		01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,399	£499
			
Amsterdam (LCY) 		01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£225	
Amsterdam (LGW) 		01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£169	
Amsterdam (LHR) 		01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£239	
Barcelona (LCY) 		01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£249	
Barcelona (Intl) (LHR) 		01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£299	
Basel (LHR) 			01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£289	
Berlin (Tegel) (LHR) 		01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£259	
Brussels (National) (LHR) 	01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£239	
Bucharest (Otopeni) (LHR) 	01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£359	
Budapest (LHR) 			01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£279	
Copenhagan (LHR) 		01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£249	
Dusseldorf (Rhein-Ruhr) 	01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£259	
Frankfurt (LCY) 		01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£225	
Frankfurt (Intl) (LHR) 		01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£279	
Geneva (LHR) 			01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£289	
Hamburg (LHR) 			01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£279	
Helsinki (LHR) 			01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£379	
Istanbul (Ataturk) (LHR)	01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£399	
Luxembourg (LGW) 		01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£169	
Madrid (LCY) 			01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£249	
Madrid (Barajas) (LHR) 		01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£299	
Milan (Malpensa) (LHR) 		01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£279	
Munich (Franz Joseph Strauss) (L01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£279	
Nice (LCY) 			01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£249	
Oslo (Gardermoen) (LHR) 	01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£249	
Paris (Charles de Gaulle) (LHR) 01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£199	
Prague (LHR) 			01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£239	
St Petersburg (LHR) 		01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£489	
Stockholm (Arlanda) (LHR) 	01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£249	
Stuttgart (LHR) 		01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£269	
Turin (LGW) 			01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£159	
Vienna (LHR) 			01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£299	
Warsaw (LHR) 			01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£269	
Zurich (LCY) 			01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£249	
Zurich (LHR) 			01 Apr 09 - 31 Aug 09	£299	
			
Bangalore			01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,419	£600
Chennai				01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,400	
Delhi				01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,358	£600
Hyderabad			01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,419	
Mumbai				01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,359	£600
			

			
Antigua				16 Apr 09 - 10 Dec 09	£1,319	
Barbados			16 Apr 09 - 10 Dec 09	£1,319	£520
Bermuda				16 Apr 09 - 10 Dec 09	£1,349	£795
Buenos Aires			16 Apr 09 - 10 Dec 09	£2,299	£600
Grenada				28 Apr 09 - 10 Dec 09	£1,319	
Kingston (Norman Manley)	16 Apr 09 - 10 Dec 09	£1,319	
Mexico City (Benito Juarez)	01 Apr 09 - 10 Dec 09	£1,829	£535
Port Of Spain, Trinidad		16 Apr 09 - 10 Dec 09	£1,319	
Rio de Janeiro (Intl)		01 Apr 09 - 10 Dec 09	£2,019	
Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)		01 Apr 09 - 10 Dec 09	£2,099	£700
St. Kitts			16 Apr 09 - 10 Dec 09	£1,319	
St. Lucia (Hewanorra)		16 Apr 09 - 04 Dec 09	£1,319	
Tobago				16 Apr 09 - 10 Dec 09	£1,319	
			
Bahrain				01 Apr 09 - 31 May 09	£1,359	£550
				01 Aug 09 - 30 Sep 09	£1,359	
				01 Oct 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,359	
Doha				01 Apr 09 - 31 May 09	£1,359	£550
				01 Aug 09 - 30 Sep 09	£1,359	
				01 Oct 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,359	
Dubai				01 Apr 09 - 31 May 09	£1,359	£600
				01 Jun 09 - 30 Sep 09	£1,359	
				01 Oct 09 - 12 Dec 09	£1,359	
Jeddah				01 Jun 09 - 22 Oct 09	£1,359	
Kuwait				01 Apr 09 - 31 May 09	£1,459	£600
				01 Jun 09 - 30 Sep 09	£1,459	
				01 Oct 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,459	
Riyadh				01 Jun 09 - 30 Sep 09	£1,359	£550
				01 Oct 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,359	
Tel Aviv (Ben Gurion)		01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£799	£250
			
Abuja				01 Apr 09 - 31 Jul 09	£1,799	£750
				01 Sep 09 - 30 Sep 09	£1,799	
				01 Oct 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,799	
Accra				01 Apr 09 - 30 Sep 09	£1,799	
				01 Oct 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,799	
Cairo				01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£899	£250
Cape Town			25 Apr 09 - 30 Sep 09	£1,999	£900
				01 Oct 09 - 13 Dec 09	£2,199	
Dar Es Salaam			01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,899	
Entebbe				01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,899	
Johannesburg (O R Tambo Intl)	01 Apr 09 - 30 Sep 09	£1,999	£900
				01 Oct 09 - 13 Dec 09	£2,199	
Lagos				01 Apr 09 - 30 Jun 09	£1,999	
				01 Oct 09 - 13 Dec 09	£2,199	
Lusaka				01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,899	
Nairobi	 (Jomo Kenyatta)	01 Apr 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,799	£750

Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Intl) **	01 Apr 09 - 14 Jul 09	£2,259	£900
				15 Jul 09 - 31 Aug 09	£2,059	
				01 Sep 09 - 30 Sep 09	£2,259	
				01 Oct 09 - 13 Dec 09	£2,259	
Beijing (Intl)			01 Apr 09 - 31 May 09	£1,999	£900
				01 Jun 09 - 30 Sep 09	£1,999	
				01 Oct 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,999	
Hong Kong			01 Apr 09 - 31 May 09	£1,999	£900
				01 Jun 09 - 30 Sep 09	£1,999	
				01 Oct 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,999	
Shanghai (Pu Dong)		01 Apr 09 - 31 May 09	£1,999	£900
				01 Jun 09 - 30 Sep 09	£1,999	
				01 Oct 09 - 13 Dec 09	£1,999	
Singapore (Changi) **		01 Apr 09 - 14 Jul 09	£2,259	£900
				15 Jul 09 - 31 Aug 09	£2,059	
				01 Sep 09 - 30 Sep 09	£2,259	
				01 Oct 09 - 13 Dec 09	£2,259	
Sydney (Kingsford Smith) **	04 Apr 09 - 14 Jul 09	£3,029	£900
				15 Jul 09 - 31 Aug 09	£2,729	
				01 Sep 09 - 30 Sep 09	£3,029	
				01 Oct 09 - 13 Dec 09	£3,029

Last edited by matthewuk; Mar 25, 09 at 3:00 am Reason: To add extension and highlight Qantas/BA sale difference
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Old Mar 22, 09, 9:45 am
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Sorry if this has been covered in another thread. I eagerly anticipated the current CW sale especially since the booking window extended into December. I quoted for November flights to SYD via BKK online. The direct flight fare was the same as the advertised sale price but breaking the journey in BKK triggered a significant uplift. I understand the rationale so decided to try one of the big travel firms that specialise in long-haul and asked for a One World business class fare from MAN to AKL with a break in BKK. The fare they quoted was extremely attractive and cheaper than I could obtain in the BA Sale: out on BA and QF A380 back. Moral of the story is to shop around and not assume that the sale prices are the cheapest you can obtain.
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Club World sale extended?

Looks like the Club World sale has been extended. On http://www.britishairways.com/travel...s/public/en_gb the header says "Sale Extended - Book by 7 April" even though the front does not match that.
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Originally Posted by jimcbob View Post
Looks like the Club World sale has been extended. On http://www.britishairways.com/travel...s/public/en_gb the header says "Sale Extended - Book by 7 April" even though the front does not match that.
Ticket sales in premium cabins were down 20% YoY in February and, extrapolating from other economic data, could even have deteriorated in March. There is no reason to think that BA will end such sales any time soon, expect them to keep rolling.
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Old Mar 25, 09, 3:11 am
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Originally Posted by jimcbob View Post
Looks like the Club World sale has been extended. On http://www.britishairways.com/travel...s/public/en_gb the header says "Sale Extended - Book by 7 April" even though the front does not match that.
Post #1 is now updated to reflect the extension. The free regional add-ons have sadly disappeared
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Originally Posted by jimcbob View Post
Looks like the Club World sale has been extended. On http://www.britishairways.com/travel...s/public/en_gb the header says "Sale Extended - Book by 7 April" even though the front does not match that.
I'm sure BA do get a rush of bookings just as the sale is ending, so ending it more than once presumably generates even more bookings. Of course, over the long run this effect may fade if people expect all sales to be extended, and it also makes them look a bit desperate/indecisive/incredible.

Worked with me anyway. At 3am last night I spotted I could still get CE bookings to/from MAD for £150 and thinking of this as a mistake/omen, and the opportunity would vanish within hours, I snapped up another such booking (with the cheapest economy ticket at £138 on that flight - so a £12 upgrade fee which is worth it for the extra miles alone!). Had I known I had until April 7, I would have waited and there is roughly a 25% chance I would have decided not to make the trip at all.
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Old Mar 25, 09, 7:40 am
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Originally Posted by LeisureFirst View Post
Worked with me anyway.

How funny, Iíve just realised that the LHR - BOS WT+ MFU to CW I booked on Monday was in the sale .

In retrospect, £546 is quite a reasonable fareÖ
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Thanks! This is very useful
Do you think that QF will extend their CW/First fares after today?
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Thanks! This is very useful
Do you think that QF will extend their CW/First fares after today?
They were pretty quick to pull their Prem Econ sale prices a couple of weeks ago...so Id bet no extension - although I hope there is until the weekend, when Ill find out if these muppets I work for intend to extend my contract!
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They were pretty quick to pull their Prem Econ sale prices a couple of weeks ago...so Id bet no extension - although I hope there is until the weekend, when Ill find out if these muppets I work for intend to extend my contract!
hmmm, waiting for a work visa for OZ to be approved but these fares are a great deal, don't want to miss out as I have not seen them this cheap for ages
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