British Airways is running a partner sale and offering extremely cheap first class tickets to exotic Mahé on the Seychelles archipelago. During the time from May to September 2020 you will be able to find roundtrips in the Oneworld‘s carrier’s first class cabin for only €2,364/£2,062!
If this discounted first class fare is still a touch too much, British Airways is also selling tickets in their business class cabins. A party of two can purchase return-flights starting at €1,337/£1,066 per person.
British Airways will operate a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the 10+ hours flight from the UK to Mahé. Unfortunately, this is not a route that will let you experience the new Club Suite. To see what the carrier’s Club World and first class products are like, have a look at these reviews:
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According to the fare rules, this deal will be available until October 29th. But since availability is already limited, you shouldn’t wait too long if you want to book tickets at the discounted price.
The seasonal restrictions permit flights between March 2nd and March 29th as well as April 13th through September 13th. We’ve been able to find most connections during the second period.
The minimum stay requirements might nit be interesting to most readers for a trip to such a great vacation destination. But just in case you need to know: it’s one night from Saturday to Sunday. And you could spend up to 12 months on Seychelles.
Use Google Flights (instructions) to find low fares. Don’t forget that this is a partner sale. Consequently, you will have to search for prices for two travelers. This time it doesn’t make a huge difference if you use our Travel Dealz flight search or just go to ba.com for booking.
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 first class tickets will be issued in booking class A. This is the highest possible booking class. As a result, your the miles you are credited with for your flight should look like this:
- 45,710 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 25,390 on British Airways Executive Club
- 25,390 on Iberia Plus
- 25,390 on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 24,520 on LATAM Pass
- 24,520 on Finnair Plus
- 15,230 on Air Italy Meridiana Club
- 15,230 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 15,230 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 15,230 on American AAdvantage
- 15,230 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 15,230 on Asia Miles
- 15,230 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 15,230 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 15,230 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
If you’re traveling in business class your tickets will be in booking class I. Naturally, the miles you can earn are less:
- 25,390 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 20,430 on LATAM Pass
- 20,430 on Finnair Plus
- 15,230 on British Airways Executive Club
- 15,230 on Iberia Plus
- 15,230 on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 12,690 on Air Italy Meridiana Club
- 12,690 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 12,690 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 12,690 on American AAdvantage
- 12,690 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 12,690 on Asia Miles
- 12,690 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 12,690 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 12,690 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
Information & Tips for Seychelles
The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. There are numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves as well as rare animals such as Aldabra giant tortoises. The capital Victoria is located on Mahé, the starting point for visiting the other islands. The island also offers rainforests in the mountains of the Morne-Seychellois National Park and beaches such as Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.
Best Time to Visit
The best times to visit Seychelles are April, May, October and November. These months represent the transition times between the hot and humid northwest trade winds (from November through March) and the cooler southeast trade winds that define April through October.
Entry & Visa
Most EU citizenss do not need a visa. A permit for the duration of the trip will be issued upon arrival at the border. It can be extended for a further three months up to one year.
Passport, return flight ticket, hotel booking and sufficient financial means (approx. US$ 150 per day) are required for entry. Checks on entry can be made, funds can be carried in cash, traveller’s cheques or credit cards.
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