British Airways booking secrets – and the best late deals this week

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British Airways booking secrets – and the best late deals this week

According to research, the best time to book a holiday for the most competitive price is 56-days in advance – but what happens when you’re travelling last minute?

British Airways hosts flights to Europe and international luxury destinations all year round – but with flights up in the £1,000s – doing your research can help you save a fortune – especially if you’re flying long-haul.

To help you cut your costs, whether on a family break or a long weekend getaway, here are some handy booking hacks, and our favourite late deals now that winter is well and truly in full swing.

Best British Airways late deals this week

Book all the following deals by July 21st.

Nice from £139 – SHORT HAUL – For a dose of luxury under the sun, head to top celebrity hangout the Cote D’Azur, for sun, sea and some of the world’s finest food. Enjoy two nights at the 2* Comte De Nice, with breakfast, between September 1 to September 30, including return flights from Gatwick. Book here.

Mallorca from £239 – SHORT HAUL – Mallorca is everything you’d imaging from the Mediterranean, with its delicious blue beaches, coastal views and hot Spanish sun. Enjoy seven nights at the 3* Es Bolero, between September 1 to September 30, including return flights from Heathrow. Book here.

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New York from £599 – LONG HAUL – Explore all the iconic sights of the one-and-only modern metropolis that is New York, where you can stroll through Central Park, visit the famous department stores and take in the incredible buzz of the city that never sleeps. Spend three nights at the 3.5* Roosevelt from September 21 to October 5, including return flights from Heathrow. Book here.

Barbados from £709 – LONG HAUL – Bright blue bays and the silkiest of sands envelope the island that has it all. A paradise that will no doubt soon be at the top of everyone’s bucket list. Spend seven nights at the 3* Worthing Court Apartment Hotel. Book here.

Malaga from £139 – CAR – With a bustling art scene that’s now being compare to Madrid, Malaga is a virtually underdiscovered sun-kissed Spanish city rife with culture. Relish seven days between September 1 to September 30, including return flights from Gatwick and a mini car. Book here.

Kids fly for free around Europe

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Visit the Game of Thrones set at Belfast’s Giant’s Causeway for free thanks to BA

If you’re keen to take the children to visit some of Europe’s prettiest destinations you may be able to do it for free, thanks to British Airways’ Kids fly free offer.

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The deal will be available on specific European flights this half term and summer, until the 31st October, letting you and your family explore places including Belfast, Inverness, Leeds, Newcastle, new destination Edinburgh and even Billund in Denmark, the home of Legoland. Book yours here.

Or read more information about it in our article here.

The hacks to find a cheap holiday

1. Search the late deals

Late deals are the most popular way to save on a flights and hotels – as airlines rush to fill spaces and hotel rooms last minute.

See our pick of the best British Airways late packages this week below, including four-star breaks to Spain and Southern France – which are especially nice now that the weather is perking up.

2. Look for ‘add on’ freebies and deals

Whatever deal you’re using, book your holiday via a cashback site like Quidco or TopCashback, who will offer you money back on your purchase.

Their exact rates vary on where you’re going and whether you’re booking a flight, hotel or package deal, but it all still counts as free money.

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3. Keep an eye out for sales

Many savvy holiday makers sit tight for the sales to hit to book their escape – you can follow which airlines are hosting flight sales here.

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British Airways is known for its long-haul luxury escapes – and you can search for holiday offers here all year round.

Current deals include beach holidays from £189 and 45% off Indian Ocean hotels.

Easter 2018 in Orlando is also currently on sale, if you’re looking to book up for next year.

The Big British Airways sales tend to drop around June, September, December and towards the end of January. But there’s always offers on, so if you’ve missed out, view their late deals for competitive deals as airlines rush to fill seats last minute.

4. Shop around

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For more advice on how to book and conduct your research, we’ve got a handy how-to on Tripadvisor with the 6 tricks to finding cheap flights, best-value hotels and how to use reviews.

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