FARE DEAL: Transatlantic Business Class From Just $1400 Roundtrip

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

There’s a great British Airways business class sale which you can stack with $200 off for AARP members and an additional 10% off with the Chase promo code.

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British Airways Business Class isn’t the world’s best product but can be the world’s best value

Via Nick Reyes Washington Dulles to Greece is bookable under this deal from $1410 roundtrip in business class (also Mykonos and Corfu as well). Chicago to Sofia, Bulgaria is bookable for about $150 more.

Note that I’ve taken the business class sale fares and upgraded to first with miles however it very much depends on the agent you get whether or not this is possible.

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These fares are available most days through end of schedule. Crediting to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan you earn 250% of flown miles for transatlantic business class and 350% for intra-European flights.

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  1. This analysis as part of the post would be helpful.

    iad-lhr-ath-lhr-iad is (3,677+1,511)x2=10,374 miles. BA Business fare code is 1.50 AA EQM per mile flown = 15,561 EQM and 25% AA EQD’s per mile flown = 2,594 EQD. You would need at least 5 of these trips to get to 12,000 EQD and 100,000 EQM.

    This would fall into the lower part in terms of worthiness or effectiveness. It is not the worst. It is not incredible. Just lower than the middle but above the worst.

    When a deal is presented, need to calculate if it is a good deal or not and then how to judge if it is a good deal or not and how to decide between itinerary 1 vs itinerary 2 vs itinerary 3…

    If you could add this analysis when you post, it would help showcase your abilities. Anyone can post, but this is where you could add your value.

    Much appreciated. Thank you.

  2. @Carlos the point of this post was not that it was an ideal elite status run and I didn’t claim it was, it’s a great business class fare to Europe.

  3. @Carlos – some people like to travel to places to spend time at the destination, not just to turn right around in an effort to get/maintain status.

  4. @Gary @Hepworth My apologies for any misunderstanding.

    Gary always does a great job and I really appreciate his time. I didn’t mean to say anything bad or refute anything. I was just saying, maybe I should have been more clear, my apologies, what Gary wrote is really great in itself, but a second level (or an additional dimension) to that would be something like “hey, by the way, for those of you who are interested in AA elite status, here are some calculations that might help you” sort of thing. Just more value-add. That is all. Again, so sorry for any misunderstanding.

    Thank you Gary for all that you do. I value your wisdom and insight.

  5. A follow-up from my earlier comments on another post re: stacking AARP with Avios points upgrade – I was finally able to get the points upgrade to First, it just took calling when the Newcastle call center was open. The call centers in New Delhi were unwilling to push the Avios points upgrade through. The Newcastle center didn’t blink an eye.

    On the upgraded flight back to IAD, there were I think at least 3 empty seats in First. Not that BA First is glorious, especially on the old 747s BA is flying these days, but it was generally acceptable. Generous refills of good champagne and wine, decent food, and we got seats 1A and 1K (usually reserved for elites). Concorde Lounge was nice, shower available but no spa treatments available. Crew was uneven, saw the cabin lead for about a hot second for introductions and that was it. One flight attendant was awesome, very friendly, the other was a little awkward, perfunctory in performing functions but really didn’t seem to know how to interact with people. We got there safe and sound, comfortably, and since it was end to honeymoon trip, worth the upgrade. Not sure I’d do it again on the 747 though but that’s what they use for the late LHR-IAD flight.

  6. Tried to book a flight but all we got was $2885 for Business class Denver to London or Prague! What are we doing wrong!

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