BREAKING: Going, Going, GONE! British Airways 747 x £999 Club World fares to say goodbye to Queen of the Skies

Seychelles

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ENDS at midnight tonight!

Today we said goodbye to the last of British Airways B747s at Heathrow. I will be writing a separate article today with all the videos and pictures. However, there is a great offer from BA that won’t last. I am still seeing plenty of seats as I write this but they will gone soon, so don’t hang around! So far I have only found seats available until March, so choose your destination carefully!

British Airways Boeing 747’s at London Heathrow airport showing the new Chatham Dockyard tailfin design

To express its gratitude to the millions of people who flew on the jets, British Airways is also offering a jumbo reduction on seven hundred and forty seven (747) Club World seats which will be on sale on ba.com for just £999 for the lucky customers that find them. The limited number of ultra-low fare seats are live now to popular destinations that the airline’s Queen of The Skies used to fly to which will include Miami, Dallas and Cape Town.

BA sale june 2017

Mauritius

The £999 fares are available to Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Charleston, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Portland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose (California), Tampa, Washington, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico City, Cancun, Islamabad, Lahore, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Dubai, Muscat, Tel Aviv, Cape Town, Mauritius, Male, Seychelles.

It does say that upgrades and vouchers can’t be used with this offer. Although it says it can’t be used as an inclusive holiday, it can. You can add one night’s hotel or a car hire and then you will only need to pay a deposit. To do this go to the booking page and then select create custom trip. Again it says it is non-refundable but you would still get a refund if the flights was cancelled or the Book with Confidence policy applies so you could get a voucher if you could not travel. 

Full T&Cs can be found here

Saturday night stay is required for travel in Club World from London to Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Charleston, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Ney York, Orlando, Portland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Seattle, San Fransisco, San Jose (California), Tampa, Washington, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico City, Cancun, Islamabad, Lahore, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Cape Town, Mauritius, Male, Seychelles.

3-night minimum stay is required for Dubai, Muscat, Tel Aviv. 

There are a couple of destinations on the UK travel corridor list which we are allowed to enter but they do have their own restrictions:

Seychelles

From 1 October, visitors from the United Kingdom will be allowed to travel to Seychelles under specific conditions as follows:

  • A COVID-19 test must be performed no more than 48 hours before departure and you must be able to demonstrate a negative test result on entry.
  • Upon arriving in Seychelles, visitors must stay in a designated hotel/establishment and may not leave the premises for 5 days.
  • Another COVID-19 test will be performed on the fifth day of your stay. Following a negative test result, visitors will be free to travel within Seychelles. If your test result is positive, you will be required to stay in a designated ‘stay-safe’ until cleared by the Public Health Authority.

Mauritius

From 1 October, the Mauritian government is allowing visitors from the United Kingdom and returning residents entry to Mauritius, subject to the following quarantine restrictions. To enter Mauritius, you must:

  • Book airline travel and accommodation via the official Mauritian Tourism Promotion Agency website.
  • Undergo a period of “in room” quarantine in a government-approved hotel on a full board basis for 14 days on arrival.
  • Take a COVID-19 test no more than 7 days before your departure for Mauritius and demonstrate a negative test result on entry.
  • Take a COVID-19 test on the day of arrival, and on day 7 and day 14 of your stay. If at any point, you receive a positive test result, you will be transferred to a public medical facility for treatment.

Otherwise, there are several countries we can enter but you may be required to quarantine when you come back depending on what the restrictions are by the time you go. 

  • Dubai
  • Maldives
  • Mexico

Or you can take a gamble and book for March and hope that things are more open by then.

British Airways expects the last 747s (currently positioned in Wales) to leave the fleet by the end of the year.

Let us know in the comments below if you manage to get one of the tickets. Good luck!

15 Comments on "BREAKING: Going, Going, GONE! British Airways 747 x £999 Club World fares to say goodbye to Queen of the Skies"

  1. Amazing deal, but 31st March deadline and non-refundable tickets makes this a difficult sell…

  2. I would love to go but looking at the list, I don’t know if there is any chance of going any in the next few months with the current pandemic. I just came back from Venice this week even though they have almost quarter of cases per 100,000 they might go on the UK travel restriction list. Even the Italy trip I booked end of August instead of 2 Far East trips with Qatar, BA has changed by flights twice. Not sure if I can go trough the hassle of it all rearranging days and plans even with the advantage of using the gold member phone line.

  3. What’s the point of this report for U.K. nationals wanting to go to the USA. Just concentrate on the places we can go to. I.e Mexico etc. As detailed

    • Because the flights last until the end of March so it is highly likely we will be able to travel to the US by then. There is likely to be a trial corridor to New York in the next month or so.

  4. If one books thje offer and then BA cancels their flights (due to closed borders) would you be able to change the dates to later in 2021?

  5. Got them, thanks for the early heads up! Got two tickets to Phillie and could have got two to Atlanta, both for our chosen dates of 10 Jan outbound and 14 Feb return, so plenty of options … but maybe because we chose USA destinations for family visit reasons, which would not be an easy choice for UK citizens given the current travel ban (I am one but married to a US citizen so can get in).

    Tickets Non refundable but (a) can get a travel voucher for use up to Apr 2022 (and no doubt will extend if Coronvirus goes on longer) and (b) do get full refund of taxes etc and that is frankly a huge majority of the £999 cost, so all good.

    BA GGL lady I spoke to told me their call centre was mayhem over the last two days with the 50% Avios offer and still busy now.

    Thanks again TLFL for the early heads up! Great to be booking flights again after 9 months and on the day the last 747s left LHR 🙂 🙁

  6. Just got a LHR-DFW for March….£993!!!

  7. Ian Thompson | 8 October 2020 at 1:43 pm |

    Got two tickets to Cape Town in February, I know it’s a risk but at this price, I don’t mind!

  8. Yep – have booked LHR-SEZ 25Nov – 03 Dec x2

  9. I snagged Club to NYC in Feb using app. By time I got to payment. No deal. Very disappointed

  10. Simon Clift | 9 October 2020 at 9:09 am |

    I got LHR-CPT for March Bought at about 13:30. I was assuming non refundable meant non changeable for voucher for later flight. So feel doubly lucky if this is the case… Thanks for the timely heads up. Going to miss being in 64K on the upper deck of the 747. With its “private” entrance and the wonderfully exclusive feel of that deck. Must have flown in that seat 100 times ….

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