FIRST CLASS Sale: UK to US from £1,600

As part of their 100th anniversary, British Airways has had some fantastic sales. British Airways currently has some great deals on business class flights, including London to New York from £1,105 ($1,400). While there are some deals to be had, you clicked on the headline because it said “first class”.

British Airways is currently offering some fantastic deals from the UK to the US. Without further ado, let’s get to it.

British Airways First Class

The Deals

Starting at just over £1,600, British Airways is offering first class fares across the Atlantic. The deal includes both east and west coast for similar prices. If you don’t see your city listed below, head here and see if you can find something that works for you. While you’ll generally find the cheapest deals from Inverness, you can also get direct flights from London for £100-200 ($130-260) more.

Inverness to Las Vegas £1,610 ($2,040)

Inverness to Washington DC £1,659 ($2,102)

Inverness to San Jose £1,749 ($2,216)

Inverness to Houston £1,749 ($2,216)

Inverness to Seattle £1,779 ($2,254)

Inverness to Chicago £1,779 ($2,254)

London to Atlanta £1,800 ($2,280)

Inverness to New York £1,838 ($2,328)

The Dates

Availability varies by city, but is generally available from December through May 2020. These deals include peak holiday travel, including Christmas and New Years. For most cities though, availability is pretty consistently available on Monday-Thursday.

Where to Credit

Without a doubt, the best place to credit British Airways first class flights is to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. These fares fall into the A fare class, meaning you’ll earn a whopping 450% of the mileage flown! The connecting flights from Inverness book into the J fare class, meaning those would still earn 350% of the mileage flown. That’s not even including any bonuses earned through elite status.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan earning for British Airways

In addition, these flights will earn 250% of the mileage flown toward earning elite status with Alaska Airlines.

Using Las Vegas as an example, you can expect to earn the following:

  • Inverness to London: 1,550 miles earned (1,107 elite qualifying miles)
  • London to Las Vegas: 23,530 miles earned (13,073 elite qualifying miles)
  • Las Vegas to London: 23,530 miles earned (13,073 elite qualifying miles)
  • London to Inverness: 1,550 miles earned (1,107 elite qualifying miles)

From just one trip, you’d earn 50,160 redeemable miles and 28,360 elite qualifying miles. The elite qualifying miles from this trip alone would earn MVP status with Alaska Airlines.

If you already hold  Alaska’s top MVP Gold 75K status, the number of redeemable miles earned balloons to an incredible 64,000 miles. A first class award ticket from the US to Asia on Cathay Pacific costs 70,000 miles, so this deal nearly has the ability to get you two first class trips for the price of one!

How to Book

Be sure to look for the 24 hour cancellation option before making a speculative booking

We’ve provided the links above for ease. However, if you need some more time to decide, booking through an online travel agency like Expedia or Orbitz will allow you to cancel for free within 24 hours. Just make sure you’re booking through the US site and see the 24 hour free cancellation notice prior to booking.

Good luck booking!

Author: Stephen Hoechst

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