Free upgrade to First with British Airways
If you don’t mind booking your BA flights on the phone with BA or via a travel agent then the regular BA upgrade to First one way for free offer is back on. You can upgrade in either direction but the catch is that the upgrade only applies to the more expensive Club World fares. The eligible classes are: semi-flexible R, D, or C class, or a fully flexible J class Club World. You need to book by 31 May 2019. The offer is available when you travel outbound by 28 August 2019 except Tel Aviv and Delhi for which travel outbound is 1 June 2019 to 28 August 2019. You need to complete all your travel by 30 August 2019 (Heathrow) and 14 September 2019 (Gatwick).
Yesterday I reviewed the new BA First product which is definitely a step up.
The offer now available on flights between the UK and USA, Canada and Mexico with British Airways and American Airlines as well as the following routes:
Abu Dhabi (AUH), Abuja (ABV), Accra (ACC), Bahrain (BAH), Barbados (BGI), Beijing (BJS), Cape Town (CPT), Delhi (DEL), Dubai (DXB), Durban (DUR), Grenada (GND), Hong Kong (HKG), Jeddah (JED), Johannesburg (JNB), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Kuwait (KWI), Lagos (LOS), Moscow (MOW), Nairobi (NBO), Port of Spain (POS), Riyadh (RUH), Seychelles (SEZ), Shanghai (SHA), St Lucia (SLU), Tel Aviv (TLV) and Tokyo (TYO).
You must request the upgrade at the time of booking either via the BA contact centre or certain travel agents. Our travel agent partner, Propeller Travel can book these fares for you. You can find more information the upgrades on BA here.
Asia business class flights from London from £1248
Air China have been doing some regular good offers and given that you can visit China via free for up to 144 hours on the way to your final destination, it’s worth considering at these prices. However, you will need to be quick as it ends today, 22 April!
- Beijing £1807
- Shanghai £1418
- South East Asia including Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hanoi £1237
- Tokyo £1310
- Australia and New Zealand £1691
The travel periods are:
- 22 April – 30 June
- 1 September – 6 December
- 11 January – 15 March 2020
Fairmont and Sofitel Great Escapes sale
Fairmont are now part of Accor meaning you can earn and redeem LeClub points with them. The latest Fairmont sale also covers a few Sofitel’s in the US and Canada too. To get up to 30% off, you need to book by 31 May 2019 and stay until 31 December 2019. The Fairmont sale covers the US, Canada, Caribbean and Mexico.
The price for the offer is equal to 30% off Fairmont’s Daily Rate on the date of reservation for the room type booked. The catch is that there is a non-refundable deposit of one night and a minimum two-night stay is also required.