Two threads of USA to Europe travel action are hitting the miles and points community today with British Airways low fares allowing the purchase of round trip Business Class tickets from as low as $1,225 or so from California, and even under $500 with 30,000 Avios for Thanksgiving and trips into next summer’s travel season. Simultaneously, AAdvantage Business Class award seats using miles have opened up with widespread availability for travel into next summer.
October 15 Update 3:00pm Pacific: Looks like this deal is now $400 more with higher BA ticket prices actually around $2,000 for SFO departures before AARP discount and Avios points discount. There is now a monthly calendar of low fares on the website. Prices from New York JFK are still $1,600 base fare for Business Class before discount options.
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The British Airways Business Class October 15-16 two-day sale is the real deal, if $1,225 in spend is within your budget or you have Avios for a deeper discount than flying economy class.
The deal is the round trip fare is actually priced quite a bit lower than $2,015 round trip.
British Airways Business Class ticket
San Francisco – London LHR
$1624.94 November 21 – November 28 (Thanksgiving holiday week)
AARP membership discount reduces the price another $400.
30,000 Avios reduces the price another $764.
Check out these posts for more information:
Mommy Points – When Buying Tickets is Better Than “Free”
One Mile at a Time – I’m Going To London For Thanksgiving!
I’ll post Analysis of AAdvantage Business and First Class USA-Europe Award taxes and fees in a separate post since the BA fare is time sensitive and seats are selling out on flights.