One of the best deals in travel has been the British Airways AARP discount. I’ve loved stacking British Airways business class sale fares with $400 off business class fares and even a further 10% discount for eligible Chase credit card holders (using promo code CARDOFFERU).
That has made for some of the best deals on business class in the world, without use of miles, I’ve paid about what fuel surcharges are on an award ticket to get a paid ticket.
- Without worrying about award availability
- Without spending miles
- While earning miles and elite qualifying miles
- And even earning big bonuses for paid transatlantic premium cabin travel
Using the AARP deal and another stackable offer it was possible to buy roundtrip business class in the fall for $650 or even less. Paid first class has been available for $2100 roundtrip.
British Airways Business Class isn’t the world’s best product but can be the world’s best value
I’ve taken the business class sale fares and upgraded to first with miles.
Sadly at the end of January British Airways reduced the discount for premium cabin bookings to $200. That’s still useful, but not nearly as valuable as it once was.
However the $400 discount is back but only for bookings made by Thursday, June 29.
There’s a very limited window to book, and a limited window for travel. Here’s the offer:
This is on the British Airways site. You’re prompted to log into your AARP account, and that page shows an old offer. However travel inside the booking and travel window takes off the appropriate discount.
(HT: Joe Brancatelli)