£50 off all BA long haul flights this weekend


British Airways are running a spring promotion this weekend, offering £50 off all long haul flights booked before 23rd April. The saving can be made on any fare class, but obviously it's the impact on the cost of an economy ticket that will be most interesting.

To get the discount, you'll need to use the code BAMember50. You'll also need to be a member of the BA Executive Club. Membership is free - and you don't have to be an executive to join - so the offer is open to all. The discount is per person, so a couple could shave £100 off their total cost of travel.

Here are the highlights and main terms:

  • £50 off long haul flights booked before midnight on 23rd April 2018
  • Use code BAMember50
  • For travel between 21 April and 27 October 2018
  • BA Executive Club membership required
  • No minimum spend

How to get the discount

First, you'll need to log in to (or sign up for) the BA Executive Club. Then start your flights search from the blue button on this BA page. The discount will automatically be applied. If you use the main BA website, there is a box to enter the discount code, but we've heard that it's being rejected for some people, so the Executive Club route seems to be the best.

Is it worth it?

Yes! Let's take a look at an example:

You want to go to LA for one week in June. Let's say Tuesday 5 June to Tuesday 12 June.

Currently, a look at Google Flights will reveal non-stop fares that look like this:

Norwegian Air (no hold luggage, no food) £520
BA (with discount) £568
United £617
BA (without discount) £618
Norwegian Air (with luggage and food) £620
Virgin £644

You can see that, with the discount, BA is the cheapest full service fare. 

I call that a decent deal. Let me know if you book anywhere nice!

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