OFFERS: OW & *A to US from £1216, earn Avios on the High Street & Seychelles from £1365

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Oneworld and Star Alliance to the USA from £1216 return business class

The fares to the East Coast are available from all the major German airports on both Oneworld and Star Alliance airlines. I have listed the cheapest for each destination but the prices only vary slightly by around £5-20 so I would be more focussed on the positioning flights than the price from the airport. Or perhaps if you wanted to spend some time in Germany beforehand. I highly recommend spending some time in Munich if you get a chance which you can read about in this article. 

Chicago

The best prices are:

Oneworld

You can fly on American, BA, Iberia or Finnair.

  • Berlin-Chicago £1243 
  • Berlin-New York £1246
  • Berlin-Miami £1490
  • Frankfurt-Charlotte £1225
  • Munich-Philadelphia £1251
  • Munich-Boston £1239
  • Munich-Washington £1276

The rules:

  • Travel: Valid for travel commencing on/after 01 Mar 20 and on/before 31 Aug 20.
  • Minimum stay: a Saturday night
  • Maximum stay: 12 months
  • Transfers: 2 Transfers permitted in each direction free
    • 1 permitted free between AA and VY in BCN/ROM in each
      direction
    • none permitted free between AA and VY in each
      direction
      2 permitted free in Europe in each direction.
    • AND – 2 transfers permitted in each direction free
      1 free between BA/IB AND B6 IN BOS/JFK in each
      direction
    • 1 free between AA/AY/BA/IB and AS in LAX/PDX/SEA
      in each direction
    • 1 free between AA/AY/BA/IB AND AM in Mexico in
      each direction
    • 1 free between AA/AY/BA/IB AND AC in Canada in
      each direction
    • 1 free between/AY/BA/IB and HA in Hawaii in each direction
    • 2 free on AA/AY/BA/IB only in each direction
  • Stopovers: 1 stopover permitted in each direction in LON/MAD/HEL at EUR 150.00 each and – 1 stopover permitted in each direction in the United States/Canada/Mexico at EUR 600.00 each.
    child/infant discounts apply.
  • Refundable: No
  • Changeable: Yes for a fee

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

 

Star Alliance

United Polaris business class seat

United Polaris business class seat

Again you can fly with pretty much any Star Alliance Airline including Air Canada, United or Lufthansa. If you can get on United’s B777 there’s a high chance of the new Polaris seat as 95% of their B777s have been fitted. Air Canada also has a good business class product.

Air Canada business class

The best prices are:

  • Berlin-New York £1255
  • Berlin-Chicago £1249 
  • Berlin-Miami £1496
  • Berlin-Charlotte £1216
  • Berlin-Philadelphia £1242
  • Berlin-Boston £1236
  • Berlin-Washington £1257

Prices from Munich and Frankfurt are similar.

The rules:

  • Book by: Wednesday 26 February 
  • Travel: Permitted 09 Mar 20 through 31 Dec 20 for each transatlantic sector.
  • Minimum stay: 6 nights
  • Maximum stay: 3 months
  • Transfers: 2 free in each direction
  • Stopovers: No
  • Refundable: No
  • Changeable: No

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

 

Earn Avios on the high street Avios bonus

It’s easy to forget that as well as earning Avios through online shopping you can also earn in shops and businesses on the high street too. That’s in addition to any Avios you would get on your credit card anyway. The selection is not as good as it used to be but there are a few more recent additions that you may not be aware of:

ODEON – Collect 10 Avios per £1

Collect 10 Avios per £1 spent on tickets and refreshments in ODEON cinemas across the UK and Ireland. Excludes online bookings.

 

Hawes & Curtis – Collect 10 Avios per £1

As the original Jermyn Street shirtmaker since 1913, Hawes & Curtis has been known throughout the world for its exquisite shirts thanks to their superb quality, attention to detail and exquisite craftsmanship.
 

The Fragrance Shop – Collect 5 Avios per £1

 

Q-Park – Collect 2 Avios per £1

Q-Park is a provider of parking facilities in the UK. You can find Q-Park car parks in all major city centre locations. Q-Park offer a range of products and services from season tickets, pre-booking and convenient services including free baby buggy hire.

 

Seychelles from £1365 business class return

Etihad Business Studio B787

Today’s fare starts in Prague which makes a great starting point for a short break. I personally would position a day or two before the flight to spend some time exploring Prague before heading off to the beach and the Seychelles. 

The flights are a little long-winded as they involve flying via Germany on either CSA or Lufthansa before picking up the Etihad flights. I would go for Frankfurt as Etihad have their better business class product, the Business Studio on their B787s on this route.

  • Book by: 24 March
  • Travel: Until 30 June 2020
  • Blackout dates:
    • Inbound – Travel is not permitted  12 Apr Through 26 Apr.
    • Outbound – travel is not permitted  27 Mar Through 12 Apr.
  • Minimum stay: 3 days
  • Maximum stay: 4 months
  • Transfers:
  • Stopovers: 3 Stopovers permitted on the pricing unit limited to 2 free and 1 at EUR 50.00.
    • 2 free in AUH
    • 1 in area 1/area 2/area 3 at EUR 50.00.
    • a stopover may not exceed 7 days.
  • Refundable: No
  • Changeable: Yes for a fee

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

5 Comments on "OFFERS: OW & *A to US from £1216, earn Avios on the High Street & Seychelles from £1365"

  1. Odeon says it won’t award you Avios if you purchase tickets online, rather than at the cinema. However I purchased tickets online the other week and they did track and award me Avios.

    • I’m guessing they can’t tell the difference so always worth a try!

    • Hi Harry
      Did you go through baec eStore, who is awarding these 10/£, as we use odeon most weeks. It’s not very clear from the post. Tnx, Polly

      • You need to follow the instructions on BA estore for linking your credit card to your account. Then you should get Avios on Odeon purchases made with the credit card although technically not on online purchases.

  2. OW to US from £1216; what’s the best itinerary to take advantage of free transfers?

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