British Airways surprises us with nice promotional sales from time to time. Currently, BA is selling discounted tickets for economy class flights to several worldwide destinations. Departing from London, you can visit cities all over the globe and save money compared to the normal fares. Unfortunately, most trips do not include checked bags. But that’s a small downside, given the pricing.
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 current 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:
- New York at £258 (~€285)
- Boston at £272 (~€300)
- Tampa at £295 (~€325)
- Orlando at £314 (~€346)
- Chicago at £320 (~€353)
- San Jose, California at £321 (~€354)
- San Francisco at £321 (~€354)
- Miami at £323 (~€356)
- Philadelphia at £329 (~€363)
- Seattle at £332 (~€366)
- Toronto at £340 (~€375)
- Los Angeles at £342 (~€377)
- Pittsburgh at £363 (~€400)
- Denver at £382 (~€421)
- San Diego at £382 (~€421)
- Vancouver at £382 (~€421)
- Calgary at £387 (~€427)
- Austin at £391 (~€431)
South & Central Asia
- New Delhi at £358 (~€395)
Latin America & Caribbean:
Middle East & Africa:
- Tel Aviv at £261 (~€288)
- Dubai at £281 (~€310)
- Abu Dhabi at £324 (~€357)
- Cairo at £371 (~€409)
- Accra at £397 (~€438)
- Muscat at £399 (~€440)
Most connections are non-stop and operated by British Airways. In some rare cases, you’ll be flying with American Airlines, or with Iberia. Adding luggage to your booking usually costs €90-100.
By the way, other airlines are offering good economy class dealz from London as well:
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All of these destinations can be flown to during next year. The month with highest availability seems to be March 2021.
To find the best fares, just visit British Airways’ low-price finder 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 to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- 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.
Most tickets will be issued in booking class O. Given that they are so cheap, the possible earning rate of around 25% is fair. Since there are so many destinations, we can’t cover all of them. But you’re welcome to use WheretoCredit to find out what your trip can get you.
Nevertheless, we’ll give you 3 examples:
London – New York nonstop roundtrip:
- 2,770 on Finnair Plus
- 1,720 on American AAdvantage
- 1,720 on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 1,720 on Iberia Plus
- 1,720 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 1,720 on LATAM Pass
- 1,720 on British Airways Executive Club
- 1,720 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 1,720 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 1,720 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 1,720 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 1,720 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 1,720 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
London – St. Lucia nonstop roundtrip:
- 3,390 on Finnair Plus
- 2,110 on American AAdvantage
- 2,110 on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 2,110 on Iberia Plus
- 2,110 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 2,110 on LATAM Pass
- 2,110 on British Airways Executive Club
- 2,110 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 2,110 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 2,110 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 2,110 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 2,110 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 2,110 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
London – Singapore nonstop roundtrip:
- 5,440 on Finnair Plus
- 3,380 on American AAdvantage
- 3,380 on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 3,380 on Iberia Plus
- 3,380 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 3,380 on LATAM Pass
- 3,380 on British Airways Executive Club
- 3,380 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 3,380 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 3,380 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 3,380 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 3,380 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 3,380 on S7 Airlines Priority Club