British Airways has launched an amazing New Years fare sale for travel originating in the UK.
The promotion is marketed as “2 for £2014,” though in practice you can also book one passenger for £1007 (~$1,580USD). That’s the all-in price, which is valid to a wide range of destinations.
The basic terms of the promotion are as follows:
- Valid for bookings made by 11:59PM GMT on December 4, 2014
- Valid for outbound travel between December 21, 2014, and January 3, 2015
- Inbound travel must be complete by January 11, 2015
- There’s no minimum stay on any of these fares
The following destinations are participating in this promotion:
London Heathrow (LHR) to:
USA & Canada: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York (JFK, EWR), Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver.
Africa: Abuja, Accra, Cairo, Cape Town, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Lagos, Luanda, Nairobi.
Middle East: Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amman, Bahrain, Baku, Beirut, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh.
Asia: Bangalore, Beijing, Chengdu, Chennai, Delhi, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo.
Central & South America: Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo.
Manchester (MAN), operated by American Airlines to:
Chicago, New York (JFK).
Availability for the promotion is limited, so you’ll definitely want to book sooner rather than later if you’d like to take advantage of this promotion. You really can’t argue with ~£1000 roundtrip between London and Los Angeles in business class.
Or you really can’t argue with ~£1000 roundtrip between London and Buenos Aires in business class. That’s nearly 7,000 miles each way, so that’s potentially quite a few miles to credit to American AAdvantage or Alaska Mileage Plan.
British Airways A380 Club World
Also keep in mind that British Airways has an extremely generous upgrade policy. You can upgrade a paid business class ticket to first class with a minimal number of Avios and no co-pay, availability permitting. For example, a one-way upgrade from London to Los Angeles will run you ~25,000 Avios.
If you don’t have plans around the holidays and are in the UK (or can easily position to the UK), this is a heck of a deal.
I’m booked on the Etihad A380 inaugural flight from Abu Dhabi to London on December 27, and still haven’t booked my flight out of London. I’m extremely tempted to pick up this fare from there… I just have to decide where to go!