London to Boston on Delta or Virgin business class return from £915
A new rather limited deal has just popped up which is fantastic value and offers a choice of airlines. If you want to fly direct from Heathrow you can go on Virgin Atlantic or Delta. If you want to earn some miles you can also fly with Air France or KLM via their home airports. The dates that are available are only in March on Mondays and Thursday plus 27 February 2020. Although it says it is valid until 2 December, I’ll be surprised if it lasts more than a few hours.
So who to choose? Virgin have their A330 on this route which I actually like now they have redone them. You can read my review of the A330 Upper Class here. With Delta or Virgin you would get to use the fantastic Upper Class wing and the Clubhouse, one of my favourite lounges at Heathrow.
Starting this winter, all of Delta’s Heathrow-JFK and Boston flights will operate on its newly retrofitted Boeing 767-400 aircraft, featuring a modern interior and a more private Delta One experience. You can tell whether the aircraft has the better seats by“New Interior” badge when scrolling through flight options on Delta’s website. The seat map also helps, the B767-400 new interior has nine rows in the Delta One cabin instead of ten. So I would maybe inclined to try Delta if you are not a fan of the Virgin flip-over seats.
The B767-400 Delta One suites are not as good as the Delta A350 Suites with a door, but they are a huge step up from the current product from the UK. This would be my choice of seat. They are in a 1-2-1 configuration.
The rules of the fare are:
- Book by: 90 days in advance and by 2 December 2019
- Travel: March 2020 on Mondays and Thursday plus 27 February 2020.
- Minimum stay: a Saturday night
- Maximum stay: 12 months
- Transfers: 3 transfers permitted in each direction free – 1 free in Europe in each direction and 2 free in North America in each direction
- Stopovers: Unlimited at £300 each
- Refundable: No
- Changeable: Yes for £300
Virgin’s latest Upper Class Black Friday deals to the East Coast
The latest in Virgin’s very lacklustre sale is £100 off USA East Coast destinations. Some of the better prices are:
- Belfast (BFS) – Orlando (MCO) £1,525
- London Heathrow (LHR) – Boston (BOS) £1,646
- Manchester (MAN)- New York (JFK) £1,792
- Edinburgh (EDI) – New York (JFK) £1,847
Etihad Black Friday sale
Etihad, like so many airlines, has an underwhelming sale this year. The price to Abu Dhabi itself though is pretty good. Usually, the lowest Etihad have it is £1500 although you can get it on BA for around £1300 sometimes. Etihad use their A380 from London with the Business Class Studio seat which I really like. You can read my review here. The sale ends 2 December for travel until 30 June 2020.
Prices business class return start from:
- London to Singapore £2,106
- Manchester to Singapore £2,085
- London to Male £2,755
- Manchester to Male £2,705
- London to Melbourne £3,179
- Manchester to Melbourne £3,098
- London to Abu Dhabi £1,411
- London to Bangkok £1,947
- London to Brisbane £3,22
- London to Phuket £2,033
- London to Sydney £3,197
- Manchester to Abu Dhabi £1,728
- Manchester to Bangkok £1,895
- Manchester to Hong Kong £2,055
- Manchester to Shanghai £1,904
You can find the Etihad Black Friday sale page here.
Emirates 50% off holidays
Emirates do have a sale on flights but the prices are not worth writing about. If you want to have a look for yourself the offer page is here. Much better value are the business class holidays deals which offer up to 50% off.
Here are some example prices with luxury hotels and business class flights included:
Four Seasons Resort Dubai At Jumeirah Beach
£2,274 Package price per person for 3 nights
Board basis: Room Only
Waldorf Astoria The Palm Dubai (read my review here)
£2,193 Package price per person for 3 nights
Board basis: Half board
The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Bali
£3,043 Price per person for 7 nights
Board Basis: Bed And Breakfast
You can find the Emirates Black Friday holiday page here.