British Airways is offering a two day sale on business class fares to London from select cities. Fares start at just $2015 round trip (but I’ll show you how to pay much less). Bookings must be made by October 16, 2015 (11:59 p.m. ET). Travel is valid November 16, 2015 through August 31, 2016 (with all travel completed by August 31, 2016) from select U.S. gateways to London on British Airways or American Airlines operated services, only.
How to find the fares
Go to: this BA web page to search for low fares. Note the dates of travel that work for you. Then…
Save $400 and maybe 10% more
UPDATE: The AARP discount appears to work beyond March 31 2016 despite the terms stated on the AARP website!
If your outbound travel begins by March 31, 2016, you can save $400 by joining AARP and clicking through from their website. If your flight concludes by December 31, you may also qualify for 10% off (update: you have to pick either the 10% off or the Avios discount. I would go for the Avios discount unless you don’t have enough Avios or transferable points).
For details, please see: How to save big on international British Airways, AA, and Iberia flights.
Use Avios for an additional discount
British Airways always offers an option to save a bit by spending Avios points, but it’s usually a bad deal. However, until October 19th, they’re running a promotion from/to select cities. During this promo, Avios are worth 2.5 times their normal value when used this way! Details can be found here.
US cities included in this Avios promotion include: Chicago, Dallas – Forth Worth, Houston, JFK, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Newark, Philadelphia International, San Francisco International, and Washington.
Here’s a real fare I found by stacking the AARP discount and the Avios discount:
Don’t forget about this AA/BA promo that should stack with the above deals if you fly by January 31 2016!
- To earn AA miles: Fly to Europe and earn up to 125,000 bonus miles
- To earn BA miles: Earn up to 125,000 bonus Avios
Make sure to register! Miles earned on this flight will more than make up for the Avios spent to save money.