British Airways is presently running one of the best business class fare sales I’ve ever seen them offer, for bookings made through May 18. The eligible travel dates for this promotion are May 26 through June 9, 2012, and fares are as low as $1,952 roundtrip including all taxes and fees.
While $1,952 all-in business class fares aren’t too unusual from the east coast, what makes this such a spectacular deal is that these fares are also valid from the west coast. I don’t remember the last time I saw a sub-$2,000 business class fare from San Francisco or Los Angeles to London.
And based on my searches availability is still excellent for those dates. For example, Los Angeles to London prices out at $1,947 roundtrip:
What you’ve gotta love is that the base fare for this ticket is only $771, while the rest is taxes, fees, and fuel surcharges:
So this is a case where it no doubt makes more sense to book a revenue ticket than to use British Airways Avios, since the Avios you’re using would only replace the $771 base fare, and not all the other taxes, fees, and fuel surcharges.
While it’s by no means a mileage run, this is as tempting of a business class fare sale as I’ve seen in a long time…