Binman62 – I’ve just booked my wife and I to Albuquerque, BA Club World, in September. BA’s website wanted about £3480 per head, return. So seven grand, basically.
Following chats here, I checked out on expedia.com what it would cost to start the trip in Amsterdam, business class, preferred airline BA (because, like so many others here, it really is my preferred carrier, for all the same reasons).
So from AMS to LHR, and then on via Chicago to Albuquerque, on exactly the same BA flights: £3637.24 for the two of us.