While not the greatest deal ever, this has the potential for anyone hoping to fly transatlantic over the upcoming holidays.
The deal is valid exclusively for tickets booked today, with the following terms:
The fares are advertised as starting at $2,400 roundtrip. Keep in mind that this is before the $400 AARP discount and the 10% off for those with the Chase British Airways Visa Card.
For example, take this ~$2,394 business class fare between Dallas and London:
With the $400 AARP discount it’s lowered to ~$1,994:
And then with the 10% British Airways Visa discount it’s lowered to ~$1,794:
Under $1,800 for roundtrip business class between the US and Europe is pretty darn good.
We’ve certainly seen better fare sales in the past, like a while back when British Airways was charging just ~$1,300 roundtrip after the AARP discount and 10% BA Visa discount.
Still, for the holidays this is a very good sale, and better than what we’ve otherwise seen over the past few weeks.
It’s worth noting that other airlines have matched the fare sale, so you can fly Delta, Virgin Atlantic, etc., for ~$2,400 roundtrip in transatlantic business class as well. That sale wouldn’t be eligible for the $400 AARP savings or 10% off using the BA Visa, however.
This sale is only available today, so if you’re looking to travel transatlantic over Christmas/New Years, this is quite a good promotion, as you can book business class for less than $2,000 roundtrip.
After my recent flight on British Airways I’d certainly choose American over British Airways for the transatlantic flight, especially if you can get on the 777-300ER. But I also know that others swear by British Airways business class, so I suppose it’s a function of personal preference.
Do you plan on taking advantage of this transatlantic Cyber Monday business class fare sale?