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!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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!