When is the next BA sale?

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Old Jul 3, 18, 3:40 am
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Originally Posted by Woodbinerich View Post


A CW 2 for 2018 sale would be good.
I managed to catch the 2 for 2018 Chinese New Year Sale and with part pay with Avios, got two CW seats from LHR-PEK for @795 each. Amusingly, this was a rerun of the sale that the has been running since 2016 and they just added 2.00 to the price, but as BA IT is the worst in the country, they cocked that up and got the decimal point in the wrong place so this year it was 2 for 2016.20.
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Old Jul 3, 18, 3:50 am
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Originally Posted by allturnleft View Post
What do you think this lack of sale reflects;

1. Forward bookings very healthy this year

or

2. Stopping recurrent sales to stop passengers relying on waiting for inevitable cheap fares

1.
From a source and also seen disparities between BA and Virgin pricing
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Old Jul 3, 18, 3:50 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
That's a South Africa sale on Comair?
You're probably right, as the post has now disappeared... But it was a BA-advertised and BA-pointing link... Who knows!
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Old Jul 3, 18, 3:56 am
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Originally Posted by George Kyriakos View Post
You're probably right, as the post has now disappeared... But it was a BA-advertised and BA-pointing link... Who knows!
The Facebook add is for a South African sale on BA operated by Comair and mainline to LHR, the red "Sale" image shows that in the bottom right corner. It isn't obvious and clearly they aren't using Facebook's location targeting data.
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Old Jul 3, 18, 4:01 am
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Originally Posted by George Kyriakos View Post
Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
That's a South Africa sale on Comair?
You're probably right, as the post has now disappeared... But it was a BA-advertised and BA-pointing link... Who knows!
Why the surprise? It is no less a BA sale:-
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Old Jul 3, 18, 4:04 am
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It's extremely short. Finishes tomorrow.
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Old Jul 3, 18, 4:42 am
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Originally Posted by Woodbinerich View Post
It's extremely short. Finishes tomorrow.
Much like the last one, then: BA [Comair only] 24 Hour sale - 17 April 2018
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Old Jul 3, 18, 4:47 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
Why the surprise? It is no less a BA sale:-
I wasn't sure whether this was meant for me? Just to clarify, no surprise on my part or criticism of the OP for posting. This board deals with franchise flights (Comair and SunAir) as well as BA mainline and BACF so a Comair sale is entirely relevant. It was just an attempt to clarify what the sale related to so those interested could click and those who weren't could ignore.
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Old Jul 3, 18, 5:07 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
I wasn't sure whether this was meant for me? Just to clarify, no surprise on my part or criticism of the OP for posting.
Nor from me. But when the OP then said "But it was a BA-advertised and BA-pointing link... Who knows!", it seemed to suggest that a Comair sale possibly shouldn't have been BA-advertised and the link shouldn't have been BA-pointing. But a Comair sale is no less a BA sale, even if only for a small geographical area.
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Old Jul 3, 18, 5:08 am
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from LGW?

Yep! Pretty amazing you can fly on BA for 23 these days...!
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Old Jul 3, 18, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Deltus View Post
Yep, definitely waiting until the inevitable England victory, so that they can feed off the "Best sale since 1966" marketing frenzy...
Could be waiting even longer now unless England get beaten by Sweden on Saturday (unlikely, but a draw is possible I suppose).
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Old Jul 3, 18, 8:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Dicksbits View Post
Could be waiting even longer now unless England get beaten by Sweden on Saturday (unlikely, but a draw is possible I suppose).
It's a knock out match so a draw is not possible. I think a lot of posters are kidding themselves holding out for a sale because it happened in the past. Who knows though? I certainly don't. Anything could happen at anytime. Then again, it might not. I have always found this thread interesting to monitor but largely meaningless.
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Old Jul 4, 18, 1:53 am
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Originally Posted by Dicksbits View Post
Could be waiting even longer now unless England get beaten by Sweden on Saturday (unlikely, but a draw is possible I suppose).
Right? I can't work out how this makes any sense.
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Old Jul 4, 18, 3:46 am
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Sweden until recently was one of Englands bugbears, like Germany and Argentina. Beaten them recently but pre 2010 had not in 40 years.

Always amazes me how overconfident the England fans get when they scrape a win...

But back on topic, sales seem to be disappearing. Even the pretence of a sale isn't happening anymore (lets face it they have not been great recently) but sounds like BA doesn't match VS much recently and even the incredibly predictable Virgin trains sales of recent times (one month before christmas, easter and summer holidays, something like 4 years in a row) hasn't happened for first time. I think we're looking at 2008 economics sadly.
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Old Jul 4, 18, 4:16 am
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Originally Posted by golfmad View Post
I think a lot of posters are kidding themselves holding out for a sale because it happened in the past.
I don't really feel like I'm kidding myself. Either it happens, in which case I'll have saved some money, or it wont, in which case I'll buy the flights anyway.
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