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BA launches Club World / First sale

8 Jun 2010 by BusinessTraveller

British Airways has launched a sale across its premium cabins, to coincide with the end of the latest round of Unite strikes. Example fares include Heathrow to Hong Kong for £2,299, a saving of £493.

Cabin crew have completed the last round of the current wave of five-day strikes organised by the Unite union, and BA will be eager to boost sales with this premium offer.

The sale runs from June 10 until midnight on July 6, “for selected travel” between June 10 and December 31. The carrier has released example business class sale fares, which include:

  • London Gatwick to Montego Bay from £1099 (saving up to £356) 
  • London Gatwick to Barbados from £1499 (saving up to £615) 
  • London Gatwick to Bermuda from £1999 (saving up to £933) 
  • London Heathrow to Rio de Janeiro from  £2399 (saving up to £767)
  • London Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh from £849 (saving up to £239) 
  • London Heathrow to Delhi from £1299 (saving up to £446) 
  • London Heathrow to Cape Town from £2549 (saving up to £642) 
  • London Heathrow to Hong Kong from £2299 (saving up to £493)
  • London City to Palma or Ibiza from £299 (new BA CityFlyer routes launched May 21) 
  • London Gatwick to Rome from £249 (saving up to £35) 
  • London Gatwick to Thessaloniki from £289 (saving up to £37)

There are also savings on First tickets, including:

  • London Gatwick to Barbados from £2999 (saving up to £1655) 
  • Mauritius from £2699 (saving up to £1323) 
  • Tokyo from £ 4049 (saving up to £1143)

Note that a Saturday night stay is required on all flight-only bookings within the promotion, and there is a 14-day advance purchase restriction on flights to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Indian Ocean and Central and South America and Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt), Orlando, Tampa and Las Vegas, and a 28-day advance purchase restriction on all other long-haul flights.

BA faces a possible summer of disruption, with no agreement as yet between the carrier and Unite, but CEO Willie Walsh said that “customers can take advantage of these great discounts with confidence”.

“We recognise that some may be concerned about the possibility of future disruption but it is our intention to keep flying 100 per cent of our longhaul operation throughout the coming months. We will keep the flag flying.” 

For more information visit ba.com.

Report by Mark Caswell

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