This seems to be the summer of great business class fare sales, especially considering the fact that coach fares to Europe for this summer are as high as I’ve ever seen before.
In May British Airways ran a $1,952 fare sale to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, though this is almost as good.
British Airways is presently offering $2,012 all-in business class fares between the US and London for bookings made through July 3, 2012, for travel between July 16, 2012, and September 2, 2012. A Saturday night minimum stay is required.
Most of British Airways’ US destinations seem to have availability at that price, though I suspect availability will dry up pretty quickly.
Also keep in mind that if you have a British Airways Signature Visa card you can get a further 10% discount on the cost of the ticket.
After you’ve selected the flights you want, just enter promotion code CARDOFFERU.
Once you enter the promotion code the updated price will display — in this case ~$1,800.
~$1,800 for business class to Europe in summer is a steal, and in many cases only a few hundred dollars more than coach.
For what it’s worth the fuel surcharges and taxes on a British Airways business class award ticket between Los Angeles and London would come out to $1,168.07, so in this case you’re paying less than $700 more than an award ticket, not to mention the fact that you’re saving 100,000 miles and earning miles for your ticket.