British Airways Flash Sale to Europe from £23 one way
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British Airways Flash Sale to Europe from £23 one way

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Found 13th Jan
Not a fan of the airline but this is a pretty good deal nonetheless. BA is offering flights from London to Barcelona and a whole host of other European destinations from £23 one way. They have never offered lower fares. That means you can even do a few nearby countries and then book your return flight separately from your last destination.

Use the low fare finder tool in the link to explore the cheapest dates and destinations. Be quick though as the sale ends Sunday at midnight.

Here are a few of the sale offers:
Alicante £25
Barcelona £23
Bordeaux £28
Luxembourg £22
Malaga £25
Malta £28
Naples £24
Palma £27
Pisa £29
Salzburg £28
Tallinn £26
Valencia £28
Verona £23

Perfect for a weekend break away at a 1/10th of the cost of a peak train ticket to Manchester from London!
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It looks good until you realise school holidays aren't discounted.
nougat2 m ago

It looks good until you realise school holidays aren't discounted.


Yes they are, which is very unusual for an airline sale because they sell enough seats at full price in summer. It’s £35 one way to Barcelona in July and August which isn’t much more considering its peak time! Costs me more to get the train up north

(You will see SALE in red letters on the discounted fares)
Edited by: "alpha40" 13th Jan
Targeted towards the Brexitiers to show what they can't have.
nougat5 m ago

No. They are not on sale in the summer school holidays. Only the last 2 …No. They are not on sale in the summer school holidays. Only the last 2 days of august.


Those screenshots were from July which is in the summer holidays... so please stop commenting - if the dates don’t work for you that’s fine but they will for lots of people. Usually summer holidays are always excluded from any sale so this is an added bonus
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It looks good until you realise school holidays aren't discounted.
nougat2 m ago

It looks good until you realise school holidays aren't discounted.


Yes they are, which is very unusual for an airline sale because they sell enough seats at full price in summer. It’s £35 one way to Barcelona in July and August which isn’t much more considering its peak time! Costs me more to get the train up north

(You will see SALE in red letters on the discounted fares)
Edited by: "alpha40" 13th Jan
Targeted towards the Brexitiers to show what they can't have.
alpha4020 h, 3 m ago

Yes they are, which is very unusual for an airline sale because they sell …Yes they are, which is very unusual for an airline sale because they sell enough seats at full price in summer. It’s £35 one way to Barcelona in July and August which isn’t much more considering its peak time! Costs me more to get the train up north(You will see SALE in red letters on the discounted fares)


Check again!

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Edited by: "nougat" 14th Jan
alpha4014 m ago

Yes they are, which is very unusual for an airline sale because they sell …Yes they are, which is very unusual for an airline sale because they sell enough seats at full price in summer. It’s £35 one way to Barcelona in July and August which isn’t much more considering its peak time! Costs me more to get the train up north(You will see SALE in red letters on the discounted fares)


Heathrow departures must be booked by midnight on Sunday for travel by 18th March

Gatwick departures must be booked by midnight on Tuesday for travel by 18th March
nougat3 m ago

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Just have , plenty of dates to choose from but they’re selling out fast
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luvsadealdealdeal1 m ago

Heathrow departures must be booked by midnight on Sunday for travel by …Heathrow departures must be booked by midnight on Sunday for travel by 18th MarchGatwick departures must be booked by midnight on Tuesday for travel by 18th March


See above
See if you can add a hotel or rental car for an even cheaper price.

Crazy but often true.
alpha408 m ago

Just have , plenty of dates to choose from but they’re selling out fast [ …Just have , plenty of dates to choose from but they’re selling out fast [Image] [Image]


No. They are not on sale in the summer school holidays. Only the last 2 days of august.
nougat5 m ago

No. They are not on sale in the summer school holidays. Only the last 2 …No. They are not on sale in the summer school holidays. Only the last 2 days of august.


Those screenshots were from July which is in the summer holidays... so please stop commenting - if the dates don’t work for you that’s fine but they will for lots of people. Usually summer holidays are always excluded from any sale so this is an added bonus
alpha4027 m ago

Those screenshots were from July which is in the summer holidays... so …Those screenshots were from July which is in the summer holidays... so please stop commenting - if the dates don’t work for you that’s fine but they will for lots of people. Usually summer holidays are always excluded from any sale so this is an added bonus


If you screenshotted the beginning of July those dates definitely aren't in the summer holiday.
Freecyclist49 m ago

Targeted towards the Brexitiers to show what they can't have.


Cyclist and remainer... There's a surprise!
Anyone find anything cheap from London during the May bank holidays please?
alpha4036 m ago

Those screenshots were from July which is in the summer holidays... so …Those screenshots were from July which is in the summer holidays... so please stop commenting - if the dates don’t work for you that’s fine but they will for lots of people. Usually summer holidays are always excluded from any sale so this is an added bonus


Summer holidays start mid-July. Good deal otherwise for those without kids.
hukdmm55 s ago

Summer holidays start mid-July. Good deal otherwise for those without kids.


Always the same thing Look outside the school hols and the prices are super cheap - the minute you even whisper school holidays the bots pick it up and send the rates through the roof !!!
£23 is hand baggage only, depending on date and destination you will often find cheaper alternatives. For the BCN example mentioned, EZ has plenty of seats under £20 and Vueling (budget sister company for BA), Norwegian, etc. can all beat this on various dates. With baggage allowance it will be £38 at least with BA, and there are really very few seats at this price, most are over £50 which is very expensive.

BA is now Budget Airlines all but in name. I avoid BA when I can nowadays and this is as a longtime frequent flyer. This is not a good price, at least not for BCN.
Edited by: "faxmax" 13th Jan
Simple....
Don't have kids then...😁✈
alwayslfc1 m ago

Simple.... Don't have kids then...😁✈


Haha - that ship has sailed now though
matwalaboy10 m ago

Haha - that ship has sailed now though



stick em on Ebay, "1 carefull owner, returns not accepted"
cainer14 m ago

stick em on Ebay, "1 carefull owner, returns not accepted"


Haha - even if there are no takers, I am sure Daily Mail would make a news out of it and make me super (in)famous
the__cat41 m ago

If you screenshotted the beginning of July those dates definitely aren't …If you screenshotted the beginning of July those dates definitely aren't in the summer holiday.



hukdmm32 m ago

Summer holidays start mid-July. Good deal otherwise for those without kids.


Summer holidays definitely start at the end of June in the UK.
smk772 m ago

Summer holidays definitely start at the end of June in the UK.


that's bloody Scootland, hardly UK, is it?
luvsadealdealdeal5 m ago

that's bloody Scootland, hardly UK, is it?


Last Friday in June. A 4 hour drive down to Manchester airport and a massive saving compared to flying from Scotland or during the English school holidays. Brilliant
smk779 m ago

Summer holidays definitely start at the end of June in the UK.


No, they 100% start mid-to-late July in every school in England and Wales, and usually around the second week in July in Scotland and NI. If there are any schools starting earlier they are the exception, not the rule.

Have a look around here...
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the__cat3 m ago

No, they 100% start mid-to-late July in every school in England and Wales, …No, they 100% start mid-to-late July in every school in England and Wales, and usually around the second week in July in Scotland and NI. If there are any schools starting earlier they are the exception, not the rule.Have a look around here...https://publicholidays.co.uk/school-holidays/england/


er - independent schools?

they get about another 7 weeks holidays vs state schools
the__cat5 m ago

No, they 100% start mid-to-late July in every school in England and Wales, …No, they 100% start mid-to-late July in every school in England and Wales, and usually around the second week in July in Scotland and NI. If there are any schools starting earlier they are the exception, not the rule.Have a look around here...https://publicholidays.co.uk/school-holidays/england/


Schools in Scotland have finished by the end of June. Glasgow finishes 26th this year. Edinburgh finishes 29th.
faxmax55 m ago

£23 is hand baggage only, depending on date and destination you will often …£23 is hand baggage only, depending on date and destination you will often find cheaper alternatives. For the BCN example mentioned, EZ has plenty of seats under £20 and Vueling (budget sister company for BA), Norwegian, etc. can all beat this on various dates. With baggage allowance it will be £38 at least with BA, and there are really very few seats at this price, most are over £50 which is very expensive.BA is now Budget Airlines all but in name. I avoid BA when I can nowadays and this is as a longtime frequent flyer. This is not a good price, at least not for BCN.


Another BA knocker who seems to want it both ways - cheap fares and the sort of service that there was in the old days.
"With baggage it will be £38 at least with BA". What on earth is the world coming to? We're so lucky these days to be able to fly 700 miles, taking a suitcase, for just over 5p a mile, or just over 3p a mile if you bought the £23 fare. What other mode of transport can you get cheaper anywhere in the world? I remember it costing me more than double that for a one-way flight to Barcelona almost 30 years ago....
I'm not sure who would be consistently cheaper than £23 one way including taxes but no bag, or £38 with a bag, and have abound 12 flights a day from the London airports. Take out the government tax and the airport passenger security charge and the airline must be lucky to earn £5 out of that £23 - not a great business model.
In summary, personally speaking (which after all is what subjective reviews are all about), this sounds like a good deal with a safe airline, a good choice of routes and the convenience of Heathrow or Gatwick airports. And to be honest, I probably couldn't be bothered to spend ages searching around to maybe save a couple of quid on the fare, only to end up paying a fortune to get to Luton or Stansted.
Horses for courses.
luvsadealdealdeal28 m ago

that's bloody Scootland, hardly UK, is it?



Scotland was part of the UK when I went to school. Has something happened???
august is in fact the uk school holidays?! Are you not in the uk
nougat1 h, 50 m ago

No. They are not on sale in the summer school holidays. Only the last 2 …No. They are not on sale in the summer school holidays. Only the last 2 days of august.

Red_Robbo10 m ago

Another BA knocker who seems to want it both ways - cheap fares and the …Another BA knocker who seems to want it both ways - cheap fares and the sort of service that there was in the old days. "With baggage it will be £38 at least with BA". What on earth is the world coming to? We're so lucky these days to be able to fly 700 miles, taking a suitcase, for just over 5p a mile, or just over 3p a mile if you bought the £23 fare. What other mode of transport can you get cheaper anywhere in the world? I remember it costing me more than double that for a one-way flight to Barcelona almost 30 years ago....I'm not sure who would be consistently cheaper than £23 one way including taxes but no bag, or £38 with a bag, and have abound 12 flights a day from the London airports. Take out the government tax and the airport passenger security charge and the airline must be lucky to earn £5 out of that £23 - not a great business model. In summary, personally speaking (which after all is what subjective reviews are all about), this sounds like a good deal with a safe airline, a good choice of routes and the convenience of Heathrow or Gatwick airports. And to be honest, I probably couldn't be bothered to spend ages searching around to maybe save a couple of quid on the fare, only to end up paying a fortune to get to Luton or Stansted.Horses for courses.


The return fare from London to Barcelona is only £2, the taxes make up the rest
Red_Robbo9 m ago

Scotland was part of the UK when I went to school. Has something …Scotland was part of the UK when I went to school. Has something happened???


Soon maybe...
nougat1 h, 55 m ago

No. They are not on sale in the summer school holidays. Only the last 2 …No. They are not on sale in the summer school holidays. Only the last 2 days of august. The school I work at in THE UK break up in July with August off and return September and looking at the above grid it clearly shows July and August. Do you have different school holidays or not in the uk?



august is in fact the uk school holidays?! Are you not in the uk
arrgg i have spent the last few weeks constantly checking flights to Tenerife, then Thursday evening after seeing prices rise i booked the flight for 10th july, typical that its now gone down £20 each person. do BA have any price promise like easy jet?
smk7743 m ago

Summer holidays definitely start at the end of June in the UK.

which part of the uk as I work I work in school and break up end of July
Edited by: "TJ1304" 13th Jan
katya19712 m ago

arrgg i have spent the last few weeks constantly checking flights to …arrgg i have spent the last few weeks constantly checking flights to Tenerife, then Thursday evening after seeing prices rise i booked the flight for 10th july, typical that its now gone down £20 each person. do BA have any price promise like easy jet?


no chance
Why only departing from London? Do they assume everyone flies from there only?
I need a flight to Tokyo I'm August
Red_Robbo23 m ago

Another BA knocker who seems to want it both ways - cheap fares and the …Another BA knocker who seems to want it both ways - cheap fares and the sort of service that there was in the old days. "With baggage it will be £38 at least with BA". What on earth is the world coming to? We're so lucky these days to be able to fly 700 miles, taking a suitcase, for just over 5p a mile, or just over 3p a mile if you bought the £23 fare. What other mode of transport can you get cheaper anywhere in the world? I remember it costing me more than double that for a one-way flight to Barcelona almost 30 years ago....I'm not sure who would be consistently cheaper than £23 one way including taxes but no bag, or £38 with a bag, and have abound 12 flights a day from the London airports. Take out the government tax and the airport passenger security charge and the airline must be lucky to earn £5 out of that £23 - not a great business model. In summary, personally speaking (which after all is what subjective reviews are all about), this sounds like a good deal with a safe airline, a good choice of routes and the convenience of Heathrow or Gatwick airports. And to be honest, I probably couldn't be bothered to spend ages searching around to maybe save a couple of quid on the fare, only to end up paying a fortune to get to Luton or Stansted.Horses for courses.


I'm not "wanting it both ways", I am simply stating BA have not lowered prices at the same rate as they have standards. This is not a surprise but most consumers are not up to date with the Cruz era, etc. so I point it out for the infrequent traveller as BA still connotes a premium brand name. 5+ years ago this would have been a good deal with BA being a better experience at similar price as others. Nowadays, airlines like Easyjet on shorthaul, Norwegian on longhaul, and practically every other airline in the world for business is better value for money than BA.

Most of your rant is about the reduction in global travel prices since the good old days. Yes, grandpa, flights are cheaper now than 30 years ago. So are clothes and electronics. All this has little relevance to BA or this deal. In fact, the only connection is as a result of the global changes BA has had to start cost cutting (reducing quality of service) which brings us back to my point, they now charge more for the same or worse seats as others.

For those who "can't be bothered searching around" then automatically booking on BA is a fine choice. You can even skip deal sites altogether in this case.

Enough time wasting on here, my last post. Enjoy your BA flight. Oh, by the way, you can no longer smoke onboard.
Some of those holidays are cheap - e.g. slightly lower prices in Barcelona in Jan/Feb to what I'm paying flying Ryanair. No flights from Scotland, though?
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