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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:
- A 10% discount on revenue British Airways tickets for those with the the British Airways Visa Signature® Card
- A $65-400 discount per revenue British Airways ticket ($65 for economy, $130 for premium economy, or $400 for business/first class) for AARP members
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 CARDOFFERU 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 www.ba.com/Chase10, make a roundtrip booking between now and 31 December, 2015, and enter the promotion code ‘CARDOFFERU’ 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.