British Airways has a few promotional sales from time to time. Currently, BA is selling discounted tickets for business class flights to some of its worldwide destinations. Departing from London, you can save money compared to the normal fares.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
Here are a few examples of trips that we’ve found to be especially interesting:
Latin America & Caribbean:
Middle East & Africa:
- Tel Aviv at £1,082 (~€1,256)
All these flights are non-stop and operated by British Airways. You can expect seats that convert into a fully flat bed and offer some privacy. You’ll also be permitted to bring up to 2 x 32 kg of luggage.
By the way, other airlines are offering good business class dealz from London as well:
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All of these destinations can be flown to during next year. The month with the highest availability seems to be March 2021, but there’s usually availability all the way through November.
To find the best fares, just visit British Airways’ low-price finder, select business class, and choose your preferred destination. How to proceed once you’ve settled for a flight is your choice: simply book on their website.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
We do not know until when these prices will remain so low.
Nevertheless, we’ll give you 3 examples:
London – Los Angeles roundtrip:
- 27,210 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 21,900 on Finnair Plus
- 16,330 on Iberia Plus
- 16,330 on British Airways Executive Club
- 16,330 on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 13,600 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 13,600 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 13,600 on Asia Miles
- 13,600 on LATAM Pass
- 13,600 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 13,600 on American AAdvantage
- 13,600 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 13,600 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 13,600 on SriLankan FlySmiles
London – Montego Bay roundtrip:
- 23,450 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 18,870 on Finnair Plus
- 14,070 on Iberia Plus
- 14,070 on British Airways Executive Club
- 14,070 on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 11,720 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 11,720 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 11,720 on Asia Miles
- 11,720 on LATAM Pass
- 11,720 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 11,720 on American AAdvantage
- 11,720 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 11,720 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 11,720 on SriLankan FlySmiles
London – Tel Aviv roundtrip:
- 11,140 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 8,970 on Finnair Plus
- 6,680 on Iberia Plus
- 6,680 on British Airways Executive Club
- 6,680 on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 5,570 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 5,570 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 5,570 on Asia Miles
- 5,570 on LATAM Pass
- 5,570 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 5,570 on American AAdvantage
- 5,570 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 5,570 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 5,570 on SriLankan FlySmiles