BA Sale 2015: Latest discount offers on flights & holidays with British Airways
Welcome to your essential guide to the 2015 BA sale. Here you'll find everything from the latest BA sale deals and discount offers on flights and holidays, to information about flying with BA and your choice of destinations.
- BA sale 2015 - Latest discount offers
- BA low fare finder - find the cheapest flights
- BA holidays - low online deposits
- Late deals with BA
- Why book with British Airways?
BA Sale 2015: Latest promotional discount offers on flights and holidays
This is your one-stop-shop for current BA sale discount offers, as well as any special promotions on flights, holidays, hotels and car hire.
BA sale: Special offers on flights and holidays
Browse the latest special offers and promotional discounts available from British Airways including deals on flights, holidays, car hire and hotels.
BA discount offers on Valentine's breaks
Book a romantic holiday or weekend away this Valentine's Day with British Airways. Jet off to an exciting european city such as Paris or Venice. Alternatively, treat your loved one to an unforgettable break to Dubai or Barbados.
£200 OFF Universal Orlando® Resort holidays
Save £200 on holidays to the Universal Orlando® Resort in 2015 with British Airways. Minimum seven nights stay at an on-site Universal Orlando Resort hotel. Book between 26th January and 4th February 2015.
Cheap flights to Europe from £39 with BA
Fly to Europe with British Airways from Gatwick and Heathrow from just £39 each way in the latest BA sale promotional offer. Destinations include Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, Nice and Ibiza.
BA sale: City breaks from £129 per person
Save on city breaks to destinations across Europe and beyond with the latest BA sale promotional offers. City breaks start at just £129 per person including flights and 4* hotel.
BA low fare finder - Find the cheapest flights
As any frequent flyer knows, you can rely on affordable prices and top quality service when you book with British Airways, whether it's in the BA sale or not. To help you find the best value fares, be it for a short break, holiday or work trip, use our dedicated BA low fare finder to access the very latest prices for seats on flights to destinations worldwide:
BA holidays - low online deposits 2015
Fancy booking your next holiday without paying the full amount upfront? BA's popular low online deposit scheme could be for you. From as little as £150 per booking you can secure your next holiday while giving yourself plenty of time to save up and pay off the remaining balance 10 weeks prior to departure.
BA cheap holiday finder
British Airways has a wide range of discount holidays on offer in the BA sale, from cheap weekend breaks to exotic island getaways. You may be on a family summer 2015 holiday or just after some romance somewhere secluded - whatever you're looking for, you'll find the best promotional deals with BA's cheap holiday finder.
Late deals 2015: Last minute flight and holiday deals
Fancy a last minute break? British Airways has a whole host of great late deals available on both flights and holidays. Whether you book in the BA sale or with a limited time promotional offer, you're guaranteed to grab a bargain with the UK's leading airline:
A bit about British Airways
British Airways is the national flag carrier for the UK and has been a comforting sight to UK travellers the world over since the 1970s. Today, British Airways is the UK's largest airline with a fleet of just under 300 aircraft, some 40,000 staff, and an annual passenger count of around 40 million. Its main hub can be found at London Heathrow, with a secondary hub at London Gatwick.
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- Fly BA's Boeing 787 Dreamliner
- BA flights
- New routes for 2015
- Holidays with BA
Why book with British Airways?
As well as its exemplary safety record (it's listed in the top 10 safest airlines in the world), passengers count on BA's friendly service at a great price, as well as the following benefits:
- Free seat selection 24hrs in advance
- Minimum checked baggage allowance of 23kgs included as standard
- Airport, online or mobile check in options
- Complimentary food and drinks
- Frequent BA sale with affordable deals on flights and holidays
- Many seasonal discount offers and promotional fares
- Great rewards for Executive Club members
Highlighting the airline's success is its consistent stream of awards, scooping no less than 10 in 2014 alone from the likes of Conde Nast Traveller, The Times Travel Awards and Business Traveller Awards among others.
Choice of travel classes
As the flag carrier for the UK, British Airways strives to offer something for everyone and every budget. Whether you're after a cheap hand baggage only domestic fare, or a more extravagant long haul experience in first class, British Airways is certain to have a seat with your name on it.
One of the best ways to book is during the BA sale, which often includes limited time discount offers on business and first class fares as well. Read on to discover more about the different travel classes you can choose from with British Airways.
Flying in economy class with British Airways gives you far more than your great value fare might suggest. Whether you book in the BA sale or not, your economy ticket guarantees a comfortable seat, complimentary food and drink, and BA's trusted professional service. Economy class is divided into three, based on duration/route:
- UK Domestic - short flights within the UK
- Euro Traveller - short to medium haul flights within Europe
- World Traveller - long haul flights worldwide
Within this, the UK Domestic and Euro Traveller options breakdown further to let you save even more by booking a hand baggage only fare, which excludes checked cabin baggage - ideal if you're taking a weekend trip or city break. You'll receive the following when you book an economy seat in the BA sale:
|UK Domestic||UK Domestic Hand Baggage Only||Euro Traveller||Euro Traveller Hand Baggage Only||World Traveller|
|Hand baggage||two pieces of hand luggage up to 23kgs each||two pieces of hand luggage up to 23kgs each||two pieces of hand luggage up to 23kgs each||two pieces of hand luggage up to 23kgs each||two pieces of hand luggage up to 23kgs each|
|Checked baggage||one bag up to 23kgs as standard||N/A||one bag up to 23kgs as standard; two bags up to 23kgs each on select international routes||N/A||one bag up to 23kgs as standard; two bags up to 23kgs each on selected international routes; two bags up to 32kgs each to/from Brazil|
|Seat reservation||included and changeable; specific seats from £7||included and changeable; specific seats from £7||included and changeable; specific seats from £7||included and changeable; specific seats from £7||included and changeable; specific seats from £20, twin seats from £30, and exit row seats from £50|
|Meal and drinks||snack and drinks included||snack and drinks included||snack or larger meal plus drinks included||snack or larger meal plus drinks included||three course meal, snack, and drinks included|
|Inflight entertainment||High Life Magazine, newspaper||High Life Magazine, newspaper||films shown on select medium haul routes, High Life Magazine, newspaper||films shown on select medium haul routes, High Life Magazine, newspaper||on demand films, TV, games, radio and more; High Life Magazine|
|Extras||-||-||-||headphones (where relevant)||headphones, at seat power point on upgraded planes|
For a little more space and comfort on long haul flights, why not book yourself a premium economy seat? Bridging the gap between economy and business, premium economy, sold as a the World Traveller Plus fare, offers ergonomically designed seats that are not only wider than standard economy, but recline further with foot rest, head rest, and extra legroom.
Also included with premium economy bookings in the BA sale are hot meals and drinks, cushion, blanket, and an at seat power point for charging your phone, laptop or tablet.
|World Traveller Plus|
|Hand baggage||two pieces of hand luggage up to 23kgs each|
|Checked baggage||two bags up to 23kgs each as standard; two bags up to 32kgs each to/from Brazil|
|Seat reservation||selection included with your booking|
|Meal and drinks||three course meal, snack, and drinks included|
|Inflight entertainment||on demand films, TV shows, games, radio and more|
|Extras||amenity kit, at seat power points, noise reducing headphones|
When you book a premium economy seat in the BA sale, you're securing peace of mind, knowing that you're getting those little extra touches that can make all the difference on a long haul flight.
Whether you're jetsetting for work or play, BA's business class lets you travel in style and comfort with great service on hand throughout your flight. Business is divided into three sections: for those travelling on medium to long haul routes, be it for a well earned holiday in the BA sale or brief city break, the Club Europe and Club World cabins offer everything you could need.
- Club Europe - short to medium haul flights within Europe
- Clube World - long haul flights worldwide
- Club World London City - business class only flight direct to New York JFK with just 32 seats
The Club World London City business class-only route has been specifically created for busy travellers with sensitive departure times taking you directly to/from the action in NYC.
As you might expect, impeccable service and facilities are included with all business class bookings, whether booked in the BA sale with a discount offer or not. Before you even board, you're treated to dedicated check in desks, fast track through security at London airports, lounge access, and priority boarding.
On long haul flights, once settled in your supportive seat that folds out into a fully flat bed, you can expect delicious food, complimentary drinks from the bar, and a large personal touch screen TV for watching on demand films, shows, and more. The following is included with each business class fare (even when booked in the BA sale):
|Club Europe||Club World||Club World London City|
|Hand baggage||two pieces of hand luggage up to 23kgs each||two pieces of hand luggage up to 23kgs each||two pieces of hand luggage up to 23kgs each|
|Checked baggage||two bags up to 32kgs each||three bags up to 32kgs each||three bags up to 32kgs each|
|Seat reservation||selection included with your booking||selection included with your booking||selection included with your booking|
|Meal and drinks||hot meal, snack, and drinks included||three course meal, snack, and drinks included||three course meal, snack, and drinks included|
|Inflight entertainment||High Life Magazine, complimentary newspaper||on demand films, TV shows, games, radio and more||on demand films, TV shows, games, radio and more|
|Extras||dedicated check in desks, security fast track at London airports, priority boarding, fast track arrivals at LHR, lounge access||dedicated check in desks, security fast track at London airports, priority boarding, fast track arrivals at LHR, lounge access, fully flat bed||dedicated check in desks, security fast track at London airports, priority boarding, fast track arrivals at LHR, lounge access, fully flat bed, OnAir access to emails, texts|
BA's first class is the epitome of luxurious air travel with every small detail carefully considered, guaranteeing a pleasant, enjoyable journey. You may be surprised to learn that you can frequently book first class seats in the BA sale, ensuring you save while indulging on a long haul flight.
You're taken care of long before you board with first class thanks to dedicated check in desks, fast track through security at London airports, and access to lounges fully stocked with food and drinks. You're even given a complimentary concierge service, should you require it, through Quintessentially Lifestyle.
At London Heathrow and New York JFK airports first class passengers can also take advantage of the on site Elemis Travel Spa, with a treatment included in the booking.
On board, you'll sink into your spacious seat and sip on a welcome glass of Champagne. Eat what you want, when you want, with the on demand a la carte, and choose from the extensive wine list and bar options before lying out on your fully flat bed complete with mattress, duvet and pillow. The following table outlines everything that is included with a first class BA sale booking:
|Hand baggage||two pieces of hand luggage up to 23kgs each|
|Checked baggage||three bags up to 32kgs each|
|Seat reservation||selection included when booking|
|Meal and drinks||on demand a la carte, snacks, and drinks included|
|Inflight entertainment||personal selection of on demand films, TV shows, games, radio and more|
|Extras||dedicated check in desks, security fast track at London airports, priority boarding, fast track arrivals at LHR, lounge access, private suite with fully flat bed, spa treatment, complimentary concierge service|
British Airways - Airbus A380
As the world's largest passenger aircraft it's no surprise that the instantly recognisable A380 has attracted much attention since it launched commercially in 2007. From its double decker formation to its sleek interiors and comfortable seating, it's one big bird most passengers booking in the BA sale long to fly on. Take the tour:
If you want to experience a long haul flight on the A380, look out for deals in the BA sale to the following destinations as the Airbus currently only operates on these routes direct from London Heathrow:
- Hong Kong
- Johannesburg, South Africa
- Los Angeles, USA
- Washington, USA
- San Francisco, USA (from March 2015)
British Airways - Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner only took its first commercial flight in 2011, making it one of the youngest models of aircraft out there today. It's a quieter, more fuel efficient plane, ideal for long range flights, and highly regarded for its large windows and spacious cabins. Take the tour:
If you like the sound of the 787 Dreamliner, check out fares in the BA sale to the following destinations, as the 787 Dreamliner can currently be found operating direct flights from London Heathrow to:
- Austin, USA
- Calgary, Canada
- Chengdu, China
- Chennai, India
- Hyderabad, India
- Newark, USA
- Toronto, Canada
OpenSkies is an innovative service from BA that operates daily between Paris Orly Airport, and both Newark and New York JFK. OpenSkies is the only service that doesn't start and finish in London, catering mainly to needs of luxury and business travellers.
An OpenSkies flight hosts just over 100 passengers, guaranteeing an intimate and personal service, no matter which of the following three classes you opt for when booking in the BA sale:
- Eco - includes comfortable reclining leather seats across 11 rows only, personal iPads pre loaded with entertainment, and complimentary food and drinks
- Prem Plus - includes even larger reclining leather seats in pairs across seven rows, personal iPads pre loaded with entertainment, and complimentary food and drinks
- Biz Bed - includes lounge access, priority boarding, 20 comfy seats that recline into a fully flat bed with duvet and pillow, plus personal iPads pre loaded with 70 hours of entertainment, and complimentary food and drinks.
Destinations with British Airways
If you're deciding where to go to make the most of your 2015 BA sale booking, you can choose between no less than 179 destinations (nine domestic, 84 European, 86 rest of the world). British Airways covers the following regions from London Heathrow, Gatwick and City airports:
- Caribbean and South America
- Far East & Australia
- Indian Ocean
- Middle East
- North America
- South and Central Asia
- UK & Ireland
Whether you book a flight or holiday in the 2015 BA sale, you have numerous options when it comes to deciding on your dream holiday location. Visit the BA website to discover more about its wide selection of destinations.
Domestic flights and transfers
If you're using the BA sale for 2015 to escape to sunnier conditions in Europe or further afield, you will always depart from one of the three London airports where BA operates. For those flying from regional airports, Scotland or Northern Ireland, this simply means your fare will include a transfer through either London City, Gatwick or Heathrow. You can fly with BA internally or as part of an international transfer from the following UK airports:
British Airways flights in 2015
Flying British Airways is a real treat as you know you'll get great service from a well respected and trusted airline. From checked baggage to inflight food, drink, and entertainment, all of your costs are covered upfront ensuring there are no nasty surprises when the time comes to fly.
There's also a wealth of choice when you book flights in the BA sale. Be it a domestic city hop or an international affair, you have plenty of destinations to choose from, as well as fare types to suit your budget.
Popular BA routes in 2015
With 170 international destinations within easy reach of London, it's no great surprise that BA is favoured by both leisure and business travellers. Just five of the most popular routes you can book in the BA sale include:
- Dubai, UAE
- Hong Kong
- Los Angeles, USA
- New York, USA
- Rome, Italy
New British Airways flight routes in 2015
To ensure you're armed with all the latest information about new routes and changes to existing ones, we've gathered everything you need to know right here. Read on to discover what's new and what's to come to help you plan your travels (remember, you may be able to bag some cheap seats in the next BA sale for 2015 as well):
New routes direct from London Heathrow (LHR) to:
- Bilbao, Spain - from 29 March 2015, twice a day
- Corfu, Greece - from from 1 May to 20 September 2015, four times a week
- Kos, Greece - from 1 May to 20 September 2015, twice a week
- Krakow, Poland - from 1 May 2015, four times a week
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - from 27 May 2015, daily
- Olbia, Sardinia - from 1 May to 20 September 2015, twice a week
- Split, Croatia - from 1 May to 20 September 2015, twice a week
New routes direct from London Gatwick (LGW) to:
- Gran Canaria, Canary Island, Spain - from 29 March 2015, twice a week
- Seville, Spain - from 29 March 2015, five times a week
- Bodrum, Turkey - from 27 April 2015, twice a week
- Cagliari, Italy - from 27 April 2015, three times a week
- Crete, Greece - from 27 April 2015, twice a week
- Dalaman, Turkey - from 27 April 2015, four times a week
- Rhodes, Greece - from 27 April 2015, twice a week
- Sardinia, Italy - from 27 April 2015, three times a week
- Funchal, Madeira - 11 May 2015, three times a week
- Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt - from 14 September 2015, three times a week
You can keep up-to-date with the latest British Airways route developments on the BA website. Don't forget to watch out for the BA sale to make sure, if you're flying any of these new routes, it's at a great price.
British Airways holidays in 2015
While BA is highly regarded for its flight service, it also has an extensive holiday range that caters to everyone from families and couples to groups and luxury travellers. Two of the main holiday combinations you can book in the BA sale are:
- Flights + Hotel - make the most of BA's much loved low online deposit scheme to secure your ideal flight and hotel combination. British Airways works with only the best hotels from basic or luxury in dreamy destinations around the globe, so you're spoilt for choice and sure to save when you book online in the BA sale.
- Flights + Car - Fly drive holidays are increasingly popular with those keen to make to spread their wings and really explore their chosen destination. Book your flight and car hire together in the BA sale to get a great combined deal and save.
Types of holidays with British Airways
You can try to think of a holiday which BA doesn't offer but you might struggle as it prides itself on having a wide range of breaks for all sorts of budgets. From European beach resorts to bustling city centres and peaceful escapes, BA has holidays all wrapped up. Look out for the following types of holiday in the BA sale:
- City breaks
- Winter sun
- Beach holidays
- Family holidays
- Luxury holidays
- All inclusive holidays
- Spa breaks
- Romantic holidays
- Ski holidays
- Multi-centre holidays
Whatever your travel needs, be it a flight, holiday, hotel or car hire, British Airways is likely to have the perfect deal to ensure you get what you want at a great price. Browse the latest BA sale for 2015, or check out the current discount offers and promotions before booking.
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