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AMAZING British Airways Business Class Sale
Update: This sale has now ended, but reading about how all of the sales and promotions were put together could help you during the next big sale.
I awoke this morning to see some posts about $850 roundtrip business class tickets from the U.S. to London. While that is definitely an amazing price, it didn’t make me jump out of my seat to book a ticket. Then as the day progressed the deal has improved dramatically.
Here are the basics:
- British Airways is having a sale on Business Class to London
- AARP members get $400 off roundtrip business class tickets (Anyone can join for $16)
- British Airways is also having a promotion giving you more value for redeeming Avios to/from certain cities including New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and others.
By combining those three things here is what I was able to get:
Las Vegas to London for $1172.50 after the AARP discount. Then I applied my 30,000 Avios and the price dropped to $408.25!
But wait, there’s more.
- 11,185 miles for the distance
- 2,730 miles for the class of service bonus
- 11,185 miles as an AA elite
- 25,000 bonus miles for the flight
So basically I SHOULD earn about 50,000 AAdvantage miles in exchange for 30,000 Avios and $408. Plus I get to spend a couple of days in London! I have been there in January before. Not the best weather, but still doable. I also get to fly on British Airways business class for the first time and on AA’s 777-300ER business class for the first time.
A few helpful tips:
Not all cities are on sale and I even found not all dates will allow you to use the 30K Avios. I also had an issue where the pay with Avios option didn’t come up after doing a lot of searches. Using a Private browsing session helped to fix that.
Are you ready?
Want to replicate this? I HIGHLY suggest heading over to Frequent Miler’s Quick Deal where he lays it all out in more detail.
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