British Airways Visa 10% Discount Extended Through 2015

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One of the best thing about booking revenue tickets on British Airways is that there are two great discount offers out there, which can be stacked:

AARP discount for BA flights

Obviously this is useful when booking revenue economy tickets, since you can get both $65 off, plus a 10% discount.

But beyond that I’ve also found it useful for discounted business class tickets. Lately we’ve seen several sub-$2,000 roundtrip business class tickets between the US and Europe, so when you get both $400 off and a 10% discount, you’re looking at some crazy good prices.

Stack the AARP & Visa discounts for great business class fares

As you might expect, both of these offers have expiration dates. The AARP discount was supposed to expire October 31, 2014, though was extended through October 31, 2015.

Meanwhile the 10% discount offered in conjunction with the British Airways Visa was set to expire December 31, 2014. A lot of people were worried it wouldn’t be extended, though I predicted it would be, as it has been in past years.

As expected, the British Airways Visa 10% discount has been extended through December 31, 2015. As a reminder, just use promotion code CHASEBA10 at the time of booking.

BA Visa discount for BA flights

Here are the basic updated terms of the promotion:

Valid only for new bookings made by US residents paying in USD with a valid British Airways Visa Signature card issued by Chase, for travel commencing from the US to London and beyond or commencing on OpenSkies from New York/Newark to Paris Orly. Cardholder must travel to qualify for the 10% discount.

To take part in this promotion, eligible participants must log in at, make a roundtrip booking between now and 31 December, 2015, and enter the promotion code ‘CHASEBA10’ into the marked box on the Price Quote page of the booking process. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer. Outbound travel must commence by 31 December, 2015. 10% discount will appear on the final payment page. Discount is valid on the total roundtrip purchase price, including taxes, fees and carrier charges, on mainline flights operated by British Airways and OpenSkies purchased between December 10, 2014 and December 31, 2015 only.

For more information, check out my previous post on maximizing the British Airways Visa 10% discount. And for more on the British Airways Visa, check out my post with some of the pros and cons of the card.

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  1. Are you able to credit miles when using these discounts to partners (i.e. Alaska or America) or do you have to earn BA Avios? Do the tickets book into the same fare class as if you booked without discount?

  2. Since the AARP discount does not require you to fly BA metal, does this effectively give you a discount on all Oneworld flights? Or are there only certain flights that the discount applies to? Must originate in the US?

    Also, is it a $65/$130/$400 per ticket? Or per booking? Wondering if I need to sign the wifey up for AARP as well (I might need some advice from Tiffany on how to spin that one to the non-points addicted…).

    Before I shell out the hefty $16 annual fee, want to make sure it is worth it. 😉

  3. @ Peter — You have to originate in the US, and only transatlantic flights qualify. But it can be applied to BA codeshare flights if booked through BA’s website. The discount is indeed per ticket.

  4. The guy looking at the camera in the center right of the business class picture either is irked that you are taking a picture, or worried that someone (spouse?) will see it!

  5. @Peter @Ben – I believe it’s only valid for BA (or AA on a US-LHR route) as the rules state:

    “for travel commencing from the US to London and beyond or commencing on OpenSkies from New York/Newark to Paris Orly. ”

    Note: To London and beyond, so you have to connect in London

  6. @ Neil — You go through the AARP link and then just enter the promo code for the 10% off promo on the booking page. Works like a charm!

  7. @ Peter — Hah! Pretty sure there’s no way to spin “Hey honey, you should sign up for AARP” into anything other than sleeping on the couch. 😉

  8. This is really cool although in a perfect world it’d apply to all OW flights and not just BA.

    @ Christian — you can absolutely combine AARP + 10% off code although the important thing to keep in mind is that 10% off only works on BA metal (so just because a flight is BA-coded, it may not work). Like Lucky mentioned, you go through AARP link first and then apply the code.

  9. Thanks for the tip… this 49-year-old signed up for AARP, saved $260 on two World Traveler Plus tickets then an additional 10% on both tickets.

    Now I want to push this as far as possible… it appears that the fare classes even with the discount qualify for an Avios upgrade but there don’t seem to be any award tickets available at all (which would be required for an upgrade as I understand it). Any tips on scoring an award upgrade on BA?

  10. @ Joe — Awesome! I’d just keep monitoring and hope for business class award seats to open up so you can upgrade.

  11. Hi Ben,

    Do you know if the voucher can be used even if I’m resident in France?

    I saw that I can sign up for AARP paying a 28 US$ fee, but in the Terms & Conditions of says that you need to be an US resident. Do you know of anyone who bought a ticket from the US website, with flights originating in the US, but non-US resident?


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