British Airways Business Class Sale: London For Less Than $1500 Roundtrip

British Airways is running a business class sale between the US and Europe. (HT: No Mas Coach) As usual, the sale is stackable with the $400 AARP premium cabin discount and with the 10% Chase discount.

In my opinion these stackable British Airways sales are the best value in transatlantic travel, they are worth proactively having an AARP membership (though you can sign up instantly for that) and an eligible Chase credit card.

  1. You have to be an AARP member and log into your account, this discount is why I pay my fee to be an Associate (‘under 50’) member. Go through the AARP portal, then book your tickets, the premium cabin sale pricing will come up with the appropriate AARP discount embedded.

  2. Eligible Chase credit card holders can use promo code CARDOFFERU from the co-brand Visa to take 10% off.

This isn’t the cheapest we’ve seen, but there are ways to get British Airways business class (upgradable to first) for less than $1500 per person.

British Airways has a sale running for travel December 10 through January 14 and June 20 and August 29. The AARP discount is currently valid only for travel through March. So it stacks with the first portion of this sale.

For one passenger here’s $1855 roundtrip between New York and London.

The great sale is for 2 passengers traveling together, and you can fly for under $1500 roundtrip in business.

It makes no sense to redeem miles for British Airways business class when you can straight up buy the tickets for a few hundred more than the fuel surcharges you’d pay on an award — and earn miles and elite qualifying miles (and dollars if crediting to American and flying in 2017) to boot.

BA’s business class isn’t the most advanced, but it’s true lie flat, and this is a phenomenal deal. It makes my AARP membership easily worthwhile.

Here’s my review of British Airways business class from earlier this year. It’s not the world’s best business class, but can be the world’s best value business because this sort of pricing does seem to come up a few times a year.

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Comments

  1. When I try stacking the 10% discount i got the messsage that it couldn’t be used in some discount fares. Any ideas?

  2. Is there a way to confirm the upgrade to first at time of booking? And is that Upgrade with miles? Can you explain those details? TIA

  3. Thanks you are right the issue I had was that I wasn’t seeing the fare sale because my pair of individual included a sub-16 YO (my son) if I choose two adults I see the fare sale and the correct AARP discount.

  4. I tried to get this offer, but could not find it. For travel i.e. in August the lowest business price per person is over $2K r/t. and that is from JFK. I live in the DFW area so I would have to add that leg too. Nothing close to $1.5K. Am I doing something wrong or the offer is already gone? And yes, I am booking for 2 people…

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