Massive Offer: BA Makes ALL Redemptions 50% OffBack to Forum
Anonymous21 Nov 2008
NOTE THIS OFFER IS NOW EXPIRED AND IS UNLIKELY TO BE REPEATED
We are in the process of sending an email globally to all of our members to let you know that we have a fantastic sale on reward flights starting today – in fact it’s our best ever!
There will be 50% off all return standard redemption bookings for 7 days only. Bookings need to be made by midnight GMT on 28 November.
Full terms and conditions will be sent with our email but here are some of the main conditions:
-Reductions on redemption fares across all cabins
-Available on BA Miles only (not Part Cash Part Miles or Miles for Upgrade)
-Book between 21-28th November 2008
-No travel period restrictions
-Pre-registration not required
-Offer on all routes on BA mainline scheduled services with a BA prefix, but
not on not on services operated wholly or partly by BA’s franchisees,
codeshare partners or oneworld™ alliance members.
Any queries or feedback please let me know.
Best regards21 Nov 2008
I received the email.
Great news, except the system is not working:
Unfortunately our systems are not responding, so we are unable to process your request at the moment. We apologise for this inconvenience and suggest you try again later.”
Must be due to the huge interest!
Edited to add:
Now the message has changed to:
Sorry, due to heavy internet traffic, there was a problem with your request. Please try again.”21 Nov 2008
It was very busy, so I thought I’d phone up using the silver card number. A recorded message told me that I would be waiting for half an hour. So that was the end of that.
One point – it is a good saving, but I was looking at flying to Abu Dhabi. The flights are around £400 in economy, of which over £200 is taxes, which of course will still be charged with a redemption booking. So though it only uses half the miles, to fly myself, the lady viking and the three smaller vikings, still costs over £1,000 in taxes in economy.21 Nov 2008
After a few attempts I did manage to log on. The system was pretty slow but I managed to book a first class trip from Delhi to New York and back. Awesome value for 135,000 miles.21 Nov 2008
This is a great remedy for the Credit Crunch, an extremely hard time felt by many, and a great way to keep employment within the air industry by keeping people flying. However, I don’t think it’s giving as much as 50% off as it stated, I tried to book a First Class return from LHR to HKG, it is asking for 120000 miles instead of a normal 160000 miles. Still, it is a rather promising bargain. But I do wonder when will BA drops its’ fuel surcharge as oil price this week is below the USD $50 mark.22 Nov 2008
To good to be true and I was proved correct when I finally got access to the booking process………… limited seats available. I am being flexible with dates but but the lapse between outward and inward flights on some routes is over 4 weeks, thats not a lot of good to many people who want a trip away for 10 days, 2 weeks etc
Alas my 225,000 miles will remain in my account!22 Nov 2008
Availability is not all that bad – I snagged a few good deals and know others who have got just what they wanted.
Availability is still good in F to many destination, especially if you are flying midweek; 50k BA Miles return in http://www.newclubworld.com from London or Europe Zone 1 to any US destination is not to be sniffed at!23 Nov 2008
I am having no difficulty getting flights and have booked about 8 so far. Timely offer as I was flying from LHR-SFO next Friday in Club using points – I rebooked and then cancelled saving 50,000 miles which I have used to go to Kiev in Club with my partner saving over GBP2,000!23 Nov 2008
@ luxury_travel – First class to HKG is normally 240,000 miles, business is 160,000 miles so it is indeed giving you 50% off when it says 120,000.
An excellent deal!23 Nov 2008
I admit I made an error on the miles required for a return between LHR and HKG in First. The fact is the deal is so good, I’d booked a flight in Christmas for my family of three. Looking forward to the overall experience from airport to airport.23 Nov 2008