British Airways Flash Sale – Free Galleries lounge access even in Euro Traveller and no status via BA Holidays

As of a couple of hours ago British Airways just launched a European flash sale which lasts until midnight 23rd July 2020 for travel between 1st August – 30th September 2020.

The headline price for the sale is £25 each way, which applies to Euro Traveller Hand-Baggage Only fares to Málaga in September. For an extra £5 each way there is Mallorca, Ibiza, Barcelona and Corfu Low Fares Finder page here, or via the Flash Sale page here.

Currently all short-haul European flights are operating out of London Heathrow Terminal 5 at least until 9th September 2020, so if you were expecting to/from Gatwick, be warned! This situation is still quite fluid so check the Coronavirus update pages on BA.com regularly.

Free Galleries Club Lounge Access

Now that the lounges have re-opened, and also operating greatly under capacity, if you are spending over £1000 per person on a European Flight+Hotel or Flight+Car package from British Airways Holidays then you will also be able to use the Galleries Club Lounge at Heathrow T5. Note that you won't be granted lounge access on the return leg.

To be honest, you may struggle to find that many options which are over £1000 per person in Euro Traveller, but nonetheless this is a nice gesture given the low footfall through airports currently.

Cheap sunshine

If you are looking to travel in August, then these locations are in the £299+ per person range for Euro Traveller.

  • Malaga – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3* Las Rampas, from £299pp, travelling 01-31 August 2020. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation.
  • Mallorca – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3* Sol Cala Dor Apartments, from £299pp, travelling 01-31 August 2020. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation.
  • Corfu – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3* Oasis Hotel, from £299pp, travelling 01-31 August 2020. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation.
  • Palermo, Sicily – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 4* Baia di Ulisse Wellness & Spa, from £399pp, travelling 01-31 August 2020. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from London Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation.

And for September these reduce to the around £199+ per person which is, quite frankly, a steal.

  • Malaga – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3* Las Rampas, from £199pp, travelling 16-30 September 2020. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation.
  • Corfu – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3* Mediterranean Blue, from £199pp, travelling 16-30 September 2020. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation.
  • Ibiza – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3* Playasol Riviera, from £279pp, travelling 16-30  September 2020. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation with breakfast.
  • Mallorca – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3*Sol Cala Dor Apartments, from £199pp, travelling 16-30 September 2020. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and accommodation.

When searching for Flights + Car Hire for 7 days, these are in the £99-£119 range.

  • Malaga – British Airways Holidays offers flights + seven days car hire from £99pp. Price includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and a minimum of a small car for seven days, for travel between 16 and 30 September 2020.
  • Corfu – British Airways Holidays offers flights + seven days car hire from £99pp. Price includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and a minimum of a small car for seven days, for travel between 16 and 30 September 2020.
  • Ibiza – British Airways Holidays offers flights + seven days car hire from £119pp. Price includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and a minimum of a small car for seven days, for travel between 16 and 30 September 2020.
  • Mallorca – British Airways Holidays offers flights + seven days car hire from £119pp. Price includes Euro Traveller return flights from London Heathrow, 23kg luggage allowance and a minimum of a small car for seven days, for travel between 16 and 30 September 2020.

You should check the Flash Sale page here if you are looking for Club Europe.

As with all BA Holidays, these bookings can all be confirmed with as low as 10% downpayment, and only needing to settle the outstanding bill within 3 weeks of departure.

Great for Tier Points

Currently if you are trying to maintain status then there is no reason to collect Tier Points due to BA extending statuses until 2022 (and not least your movements will probably be restricted), but considering all qualifying thresholds are reduced by 25%, this could be a good opportunity to get a few cheap Tier Points if you want to reach a higher BA Executive Club level.

All fares mentioned available on the Flash Sale page.

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