Jun012016

AA/BA Business Class SFO fares $1,200 to Italy Open Jaw ticket only adds few dollars more

June 1 – 10am Pacific – looks to me like Oneworld Business Class deal is gone from all airports.

American Airlines and British Airways Business Class discount available today to 10 or so airports in Italy and Malta from Washington IAD/BWI, Denver DEN, Houston IAH and San Francisco SFO allows an open-jaw itinerary for flights into one airport in Italy and return from another. This means you can fly into an airport like Venice, tour Italy and fly out from Sicily or Malta back home, while touring the country/countries. Fares are around $1,100 to $1,200 round trip in Business Class when applying a $400 AARP discount.

British Airways/American Airlines Italy and Malta Airports:

  • Turin
  • Verona
  • Venice
  • Rome (update 9:15am Pacific – Rome is only available from Houston now. Fare rise for SFO/DEN/IAD. Other Italy airports still on sale.)
  • Bologna
  • Genoa
  • Florence
  • Naples
  • Palermo
  • Pisa
  • Malta

See this post for complete set of routes with USA departure cities.

Loyalty Traveler – Recap AA/BA Discount Business Class to Italy $1,200 and Delta $1,600 to rest of Europe

Open Jaw Itinerary San Francisco to Venice / Naples – San Francisco

British Airways San Francisco – Naples

$1,194.96 Business Class round trip Sep 14-29 ($400 off AARP discount fare).

SFO-NAP $1195 BA Biz Sep 14-29

A simple round trip to Naples is $1,195 in Business Class with AARP discount. For a few dollars more you can make the ticket an open jaw with flights into Venice and return from Naples.

British Airways San Francisco – Venice / Naples – SFO

$1,210.18 Business Class round trip Oct 4-18 ($400 off AARP discount fare).

SFO-VCE-NAP $1210 BA Biz oct 4-18

The main problem I see with using smaller regional airports like Naples NAP is most of the BA itineraries fly Naples to Gatwick and you need to transfer to London Heathrow for flight to USA. Many itineraries also require an overnight. There are BA flights from LGW to JFK for that possibility.

My main point is to show an open-jaw itinerary is possible with this British Airways Business Class sale and AARP $400 discount.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. Agree. Looks like the Business Class deal is gone.

    Good thing I have been working on an article about great economy fares on British Airways for past hour.

    Back to my bread-and-butter back of the plane airfares.

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