Oneworld member British Airways sells discounted nonstop tickets in their premium economy class to Emirati capital Abu Dhabi. Fares start at £523/€578 for flights in September 2019. Two checked bags up to 23kg and 180 Executive Club tier points are part of this fare. Since Abu Dhabi is just 70 minutes by car apart from Dubai, this fare is attractive for all people looking to visit either one of the Emirates’ famous cities.
British Airways sends a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily rotation to Abu Dhabi. This airplane features a 2-3-2 seating configuration in premium economy.
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Unfortunately, there are no fare rules available for this offer. Our research indicates that this is fare is available for flights leaving Britain in September 2019. Further, a minimum stay seems to of three days applies.
Our availability calender will help you find suiting flight dates for trips up to forty days at the lowest fare:
You can find suiting dates for longer trips using Google Flights (instructions). Entering the dates you’ve found in our flight search might see a drop in prices thanks to various online travel agencies. We still recommend booking th
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.
British Airways issues tickets in booking class T. At least 100% of distance travelled will be awarded in most Oneworld frequent flyer programs, even without tier bonuses. Your mileage harvest should look like this:
- 11,030 on Finnair Plus
- 11,030 on LATAM Pass
- 6,850 on Air Italy Meridiana Club
- 6,850 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 6,850 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 6,850 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 6,850 on British Airways Executive Club
- 6,850 on American AAdvantage
- 6,850 on Iberia Plus
- 6,850 on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 6,850 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 6,850 on Asia Miles
- 6,850 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 6,850 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 6,850 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
According to BA’s own mileage calculator, a London to Abu Dhabi roundtrip in this booking class results in 180 Executive Club tier points.
Information & Tips for United Arab Emirates
Visa & Entry
Most European citizens may enter the United Arab Emirates without a visa and with their passports only to stay there as tourists as well as for business(without work) or visiting purposes for a maximum period of 90 days within 180 days.
Best Time to Visit
In April and May, the temperatures in the UAE are around 30 °C and can even climb to just close to 40 °C. You usually don’t have to expect less than 25°C, so you can always bring your bathing suit. In June, July and August, 40°C are standard. The most pleasant travel months are December, January, and February when temperatures rarely climb above 25°C.
You should know that the United Arab Emirates is a Muslim country. This means that Ramadan, the month of fasting, is strictly celebrated. There usually are no drinks and no food during the day, at least not in public. When booking offers during this period, you should keep that in mind.
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Information & Tips for Abu Dhabi
Although overshadowed by much more famous Dubai, Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Like its northern neighbour (the cities are roughly 70 minutes apart by car), the Emirati government didn’t hesitate toi invest billions in petrol dollars to make Abu Dhabi an attractive city, for tourists in citizens alike. Among it sights is the huge and splendid Sheikh Zayed mosque and the luxurious Emirates Palace hotel. The Ferrari World theme park is famous for its breath taking high speed roller coasters.
Best time to visit
Abu Dhabu reaches temperatures of up to 45° in summer, and even in winter, the weather is hot. The best time to travel is from November to March when temperatures are comparatively low.
From the airport to the city
Abu Dhabi Int’l airport is home to Etihad Airlines and offers numerous international nonstop services as a result. Five bus lines connect the airport to different parts of the city center, costing 4 AED (roughly €1) while taking up to 45 minutes. Since a lot of flights depart late in the evening, these buses run 24 hours, seven days a week. Further, Etihad Airways offers shuttle bus services to Dubai and Al Ain. A Taxi downtown is much more expensive, as you can expect to pay up to AED 80 (approx. €20) for a trip to the city center.
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