BREAKING NEWS: Increased AARP discount on British
I think this one slipped under the radar for a lot of people, but as I was checking up on some fare sales, I noticed that AARP increased the discount offered on their flights AND modified their terms and conditions. Make sure to follow us on twitter for all the latest breaking news and fare sales.
Being the PROUD card-carrying members of AARP that we are, we never pass up on a deal, especially one that saves us $400 on each and every flight that we take in first or business class. We joined AARP about 2 years ago, and even my mother was surprised. She had let her own membership lapse, and I was proud to say that I was member long before she renewed her own membership!
For those of you not in the know, AARP has teamed up with British Airways for some time now, and simply by being a member and booking through the portal, you could save $65 on economy tickets, $130 on Premium Economy tickets, and $400 on first or business
Well, it would appear that things are changing! According to their website, the discounts now offered jump to $100 for economy and $200 for Premium Economy, while first and business remain the same at $400.
This is a huge discount, especially considering that BA often has deep discounted sales on their coach/premium economy flights, and many are easy to upgrade with Avios for a small fee and difference in mileage.
As you can see in this screen shot from the page, the discounts are clearly marked, while they have failed to update the actual JPEG file above.
It would also appear that now you are able to book with British, American, Iberia, OR Finnair and receive the discounts.
Doing a deep dive into the T&C you find this tidbit:
- American Airlines and American Eagle flights with a BA flight number that connect to BA operated, AA operated with BA flight numbers and IB operated with BA flight numbers transatlantic flights are permitted.
It doesn’t mention FinnAir, but then again I don’t know how new this change is, so it could be that they didn’t update the terms as of yet.
Please do note that the flights must still be booked by July 31st and travel must finish (no pun intended!) by March 31, 2017 to be eligible for this offer.
We can hope that AARP and British will extend this discount for longer, but only time will tell. In my opinion, they wouldn’t have increased the discount only to stop the promotion all together in three weeks on July 31, 2016. But still, don’t wait, and make sure to take advantage of this offer today!