Jun082016

British Airways Business Class $1,565 Atlanta to London/Jersey open-jaw and more UK deals from DTW/MSP/SLC

After playing around some more with the low Oneworld Business Class fares with British Airways from Delta hubs introduced yesterday, I have found some ways to lower the price of a ticket to $1,600 and less. The deal is American is attacking Delta hubs with low business class fares to the UK. There are discount fares to several airports around the UK, in addition to London. Atlanta to London is around $1,670 round trip. There are also discount business class fares to Belfast, Northern Ireland, Edinburgh, Scotland and even to the Island of Jersey, off the coast of France or the Shetlands in the North Sea. Perhaps surprisingly, the lowest fares I found are to Inverness, Scotland – gateway to the Highlands and Jersey, a Crown Dependency of the UK off the coast of Normandy, France.

Business Class fares are around $1,950 to $2,250 round trip to many UK airports. Even remote island airports off northwest Scotland and Isle of Man are in the $2,500 to $2,600 range before the $400 AARP discount. AARP members ($16 to join) can access a special booking link for British Airways flights to reduce the fare by $400 USD. This reduces the Business class round trip fare to around $1,600 from Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City on some routes.

Departure dates are wide open from September through April 2017. There is no minimum stay requirement.

British Airways Business Class (Club World)

Atlanta ATL – Inverness, Scotland INV

$1,607.62  Nov 8 – Nov 14

ATL-INV $1607 BA

British Airways Business Class (Club World)

Atlanta ATL – LSI Shetland Islands

$1,828.41  Sep 14-28

ATL-LSI $1828 BA Shetland Nov

Where are the Shetland Islands?

Google Flights Shetland ATL-LSI BA BIz fares map

Google Flights map shows low Biz fare $2,008 for ATL – INV Inverness, Scotland. This is the $1608 fare shown in the first image after AARP $400 discount applied.

Where is Jersey Island?

Google Flights map Jersey BA fares

British Airways  Business Class

Minneapolis MSP – Jersey JER

$1,604.37 Sep 14 – 28  (same fare available from Detroit DTW).

MSP-JER $1608 BA-Biz Sep 14-28

British Airways  Business Class

Salt Lake City SLC – Jersey JER

$1,680.37 Sep 14 – 21

SLC-JER $1680 BA Sep 14-21

Lower fare to London by $200 with Open-Jaw ticket

London is in the upper $1,700s as a destination with this sale.

British Airways  Business Class

Atlanta ATL – London LHR

$1,765.33 Oct 16-30

ATL-LHR $1765 BA Oct16-30

The return flight from London to the USA is priced higher than the outbound flight by as much as $400. One way around this is to book an open jaw with a flight into London and depart from Jersey JER.

British Airways  Business Class

Atlanta ATL – London LHR / Jersey JER – Atlanta (open-jaw)

$1,565.33 Oct 16-30 (open jaw ticket knocks $200 off round trip fare ATL-LHR).

ATL-LHR-JER $1565 BA Oct16-30

This assumes you have any desire to visit Jersey, UK. This is one of the places I have a desire to visit.

Of course, there is a hitch in this wonderful low fare deal. Airfare from London to Jersey is $440 one-way and British Airways seems to be the exclusive carrier, so you better have some Avios points in your account.

British Airways Business Class AARP fare $1,762/$1,853 Atlanta/SLC/MSP/DTW to London LHR Sep to April, most dates, even New Year’s (June 7).

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  1. Remote parts of the UK are except from the apd fee which is pretty hefty for business class fares

  2. @Andy – good rule to know.

    I also see open-jaw Atlanta – London LHR / Inverness INV – ATL prices at $1560.61 round trip.

    Low fare does not work if INV is outbound and London inbound.

    ATL-INV / LHR-ATL is $1,798.

    Also tried ATL-LHR / EDI – ATL, but that prices out in $1,760s too.

    Flight one-way LGW to Edinburgh is $149 on BA.
    Makes open-jaw London-Scotland possible for same price as London alone and only need transportation from Edinburgh to Inverness, 3.5 hr train ride for about 41 GBP.

  3. Fare seems to be gone. At least RT to UK from SLC, DTW, MSP, ATL in business has gone up to $4k. With all this crazy amount of cheap BA business tickets, have we seen any sale that doesn’t require 7 day minimum stay lately?

  4. These fare war deals are often available for less than 24 hours for the various routes with deep discounts. Might be something new today.

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