Offer: First class return flights from £1997

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British Airways First from £1997

The British Airways sale may have ended, but there are still some good value first class fares around. Some of these fares are what I would normally expect to pay for Club World outside sale periods or 6 month advance fares. 

If you want to save even more and earn more tier points, you could look at starting your journey from Inverness which is usually around £150 cheaper due to the lack of APD tax.

Return prices in First class per person from Heathrow:

  • New York £2344
  • Chicago £2004
  • Nashville £1997
  • Seattle £2447

Seattle Skyline at Sunset with Space needle

The rules are: 

  • Book by: at least 4 months in advance
  • Travel:
    • Outbound – permitted Mon/Tue/Wed on each transatlantic sector.
    • Inbound – permitted Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri on each transatlantic sector.
    • Dates outbound – permitted 1 Jul through 31 Aug or 24 Nov through 30 Nov or 18 Dec through 2 Jan or 1 Apr through 17 Apr for each transatlantic sector.
    • Inbound – permitted 1 Jul through 31 Aug or 23 Nov through 30 Nov or 18 Dec through 2 Jan or 5 Apr through 18 Apr for each transatlantic sector.
  • Minimum stay:  a Saturday night
  • Maximum stay: 12 months
  • Transfers: 2 transfers permitted in each direction free
  • Stopovers: Unlimited at £300
  • Refundable: Yes for a fee
  • Changeable: Yes for a fee

You can book direct with British Airways here or find the cheapest online travel agent price with Skyscanner.


Etihad First from £2172

Etihad First Apartment

Regular readers will know that Scandinavia is one of the most consistent places for getting a cheap ex EU flight. That means starting your trip from another country. You will have to buy a separate ticket to get you to Sweden but it can save you literally thousands of pounds by doing so. You can read more about it in our beginners guide to ex Eu from Scandinavia here.

I wrote about a good Etihad First offer from Scandivania in September which has now reappeared from Stockholm. 

Etihad First Suite

Etihad first suite

Depending on destination and aircraft type, this will give you the chance to try the wonderful Etihad apartment. In terms of space and hard product, this is probably the best I have flown. This is not just a seat, but a room with a separate seat and bed plus an onboard chef. You can read my review here. The Apartment is only available on their A380 aircraft which flies to Seoul, London, Paris, Sydney and New York. Some of the fares allow you to route back via Heathrow meaning you get the A380 to Abu Dhabi. Otherwise, you get the First-class Suite which is still very good with a high level of privacy.

Sheraton Maldives

The best fares return in First class are:

  • Stockholm-Seoul (A380)  £2172
  • Stockholm-Singapore £2230
  • Stockholm- Male (Maldives) £2633

The rules are:

  • Book by: 24 November 2019
  • Travel: On or before 25 June 2020.
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights 
  • Maximum stay: 4 months
  • Transfers: Unlimited
  • Stopovers: Unlimited stopovers permitted on the pricing unit. Limited to 2 free and unlimited at €150.00 each. 1 free in each direction.
  • Refundable: Yes
  • Changeable: Yes
You can book direct with Etihad here or find the cheapest online travel agent price with Skyscanner.

2 Comments on "Offer: First class return flights from £1997"

  1. Could you clarify whether the BA F dates are a mixture of 2020 / 2019 or 2020 / 2021?

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