Oneworld: €646 Premium Economy Flights to the US (from various European cities)

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Oneworld carrier British Airways together with other airline partners are selling cheap tickets for flights to the US west coast – particularly to San Francisco and Los Angeles – and New York. This offer is attractive for many travelers in the EU since there are multiple departure airports you can choose from. Prices start at €646 for flights from Dublin to New York.

Here are some other examples of British Airways’ offer:

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Competitive rates for premium economy flights to the US

This fare might be especially interesting since flights in British Airways’ Premium Economy Class can always be upgraded to Business Class (Club World) if reward seats are available.

Search & Book

Unfortunately, we can not provide you with any details on the travel period, minimum or maximum stay requirements or any other information that we usually extract from the fare rules. It seems as if this deal is available all year long. At least we have been able to find availability through December 2019.

We recommend using Google flights (instructions) to find the dates that suit you best. Afterwards, you can either book through BA’s website or use our Travel Dealz flight search to find the best price.

Mileage

Tickets for your connection flights from and to London will be issued in booking class K while the long-haul flights will be booking class T (British Airways) or P (American Airlines). With most Oneworld programs this will give you a multiplier of 100% on the actual miles traveled.

Advantages of World Traveller Plus

Seats in British Airways’ Premium Economy Class, World Traveller Plus, are closer to Economy Class than those of some competitors. The maximum seat angle of 110° for example is significantly lower than Lufthansa’s 130°.

But there are two main courses from Business Class to choose from, and the surcharge is very fair. As usual with Premium Economy, two pieces of luggage weighing a maximum of 23 kg each are included.

Upgrade to Business Class with Avios

Flights in Premium Economy Class have a significant advantage over cheap Economy fares: All booking classes (T, E, W) can be upgraded with Avios!

You can either upgrade individual segments after booking or upgrade all flights to Club Europe / World at the time of booking. In theory, you can book by using the ‘Upgrade Online’ function. However, British Airways doesn’t seem to accept the cheap fare there. Nevertheless, you can check the availability on their website. Once you found a seat, we recommend calling the hotline to book your Business Class experience.

All segments of the outward and return flight will be upgraded when you book including upgrade. This means that the feeder flights from and to London-Heathrow will also be upgraded to Club Europe.

If you prefer to upgrade only the long-haul segments, you should check availability before booking and then get your upgrade directly after booking.

For an upgrade, British Airways will calculate the Avios difference between the travel classes (here for an award flight in Club World – World Traveller Plus) + the difference between taxes & fees.

Attention

Please note: An Avios upgrade for British Airways flights is only possible if British Airways have issued the ticket.


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