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OT: BA campaigning ex-ARN and ex-GOT

Old Aug 14, 10, 7:04 am
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OT: BA campaigning ex-ARN and ex-GOT

(Ouch, thread subject was supposed to start OT:, not TO:... my mistake)

Club World prices from 16000 SEK to North America for instance. Availability seems good as well, just got LAS in October on the dates I wanted for 18600 SEK RT CW.

It is pretty aggressive I must say, especially coming from BA.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel...WofferSpecific

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Old Aug 14, 10, 12:32 pm
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and you can buy a Premium Economy ticket and upgrade it to Club World for
only 30K BA miles, return ^^
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Old Aug 15, 10, 4:13 am
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Same offer ex OSL and Denmark. You can even MFU from Y+ on the LCY-JFK-service

Originally Posted by Paby View Post
It is pretty aggressive I must say, especially coming from BA.
Was even better last summer - managed to get OSL-NYC for around GBP1000 return on separate bookings (ET+CW).

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Old Aug 15, 10, 6:40 am
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and you can buy a Premium Economy ticket and upgrade it to Club World for
only 30K BA miles, return ^^
Oh yes, on the dates I wanted to LAS there wasn't any Y+ available but that's certainly a good option to consider for other trips ^
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Old Aug 15, 10, 3:48 pm
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Thanks for the heads up! I'll check tomorrow to see if anyone has bothered to match these fares :-)
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Old Aug 16, 10, 2:33 am
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Thanks for the heads up! I'll check tomorrow to see if anyone has bothered to match these fares :-)
AA is matching and these fares are available ex HEL as well.
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Old Aug 16, 10, 3:30 am
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Oh yes, on the dates I wanted to LAS there wasn't any Y+ available but that's certainly a good option to consider for other trips ^
Y+ ? you can upgrade a T Premium Economy to CW with miles
I booked LAS in december back in january.
The availability to MIA however was 0, not a seat any date in dec.

The fantastic thing is that it cost 30K to upgrade and you earn around
12K on the flight



AF is also having a sale ex the same countries, also ending August 30 (coincidence ?), their business class prices are 30% higher than BA's and they call it "Business Class Bargains!"


http://www.airfrance.se/SE/en/local/...o_business.htm
Los Angeles AF 26 050SEK vs BA SEK 19 797


http://www.airfrance.dk/DK/en/local/...o_business.htm
Los Angeles AF 20 685 DKR vs BA 14,941 DKR
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Old Aug 24, 10, 12:43 am
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Originally Posted by Paby View Post
(Ouch, thread subject was supposed to start OT:, not TO:... my mistake)

Club World prices from 16000 SEK to North America for instance. Availability seems good as well, just got LAS in October on the dates I wanted for 18600 SEK RT CW.

It is pretty aggressive I must say, especially coming from BA.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel...WofferSpecific
and not only that, you can combine the sale with this new promo!!!


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Our fantastic offer of bonus BA Miles and a Marriott TravelCard is open to members of the Executive Club who register for it and book between 24 August and 31 December 2010 for travel between 1 September and 31 December 2010.


https://www.britishairways.com/trave...p/public/sv_se
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Old Aug 24, 10, 6:12 am
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Tommy777 I hope you don't mind, but this is great value so I thought I'd share my knowledge.

JFK is pricing up at SEK 14.500 return. This is insane value. Normal ex-ARN is between 17-18.500 which is still a lot better than SK offer.
Remember, if you are a Blue (BAEC basic membership) you'll be on 80% of the points required to reach Silver on BA after one trip. I believe the connection in London is well worth it. You can plan a 5-6h lay-over and head into London for lunch. The Galleries Club Lounge which Club (business) and Silvers may use is a few levels above the Scandinavian Lounges.
Connecting at LHR T5, especially when in Club, is quite painless these days. I did it as recently as last month and it was great.

If you chose the LCY-JFK option, you'll get BA Silver in one go. The long-haul sectors are rewarde with First class tier points.
The more I think of it, this is a no-brainer for anyone based in ARN/CPH/OSL looking for more status than on SK.

400TP required for BA Silver.

option 1 ARN-LHR-JFK-LHR-ARN = 320 TP
option 2 ARN-LHR>LCY-JFK-LCY>LHR-ARN 440 TP

BA business class is in a different league than SK. Most important, you get a proper bed with lots of privacy. SK probably offer more interesting food, but that's it.

To all you SK die hard fans; you will not regret trying something different. I know us Scandis and Swedes are very reluctant to take the leap when we leave our comfort zone. It will be well worth it this time.

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Old Aug 25, 10, 11:47 am
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BA business class is in a different league than SK. Most important, you get a proper bed with lots of privacy. SK probably offer more interesting food, but that's it.
What about windows in the lavatories?!

Also, I know LHR has a bit of a bad rep on most boards here, but I'd like to reiterate that a BA->BA T5 transfer isn't a hassle, it's not like the T4->T1 transfers everyone so fondly remembers from the good ol' days.
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Old Aug 25, 10, 12:13 pm
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Tommy777 I hope you don't mind, but this is great value so I thought I'd share my knowledge.


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Nope, I don't mind

The combination of LHR and JFK makes this unattractive for many people. Also, the lack of partners in Other World doesn't make it any better. I maintain AA status for domestic/Caribbean US travel, but never do Other World overseas.
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Old Aug 25, 10, 3:54 pm
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Nope, I don't mind

The combination of LHR and JFK makes this unattractive for many people. Also, the lack of partners in Other World doesn't make it any better. I maintain AA status for domestic/Caribbean US travel, but never do Other World overseas.
but the idea of flying non-stop in business class, without intermediate landing in the US, to LAS for a measly amount of money makes it better than sex
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Old Aug 25, 10, 4:32 pm
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but the idea of flying non-stop in business class, without intermediate landing in the US, to LAS for a measly amount of money makes it better than sex
Haha, very well put HL, exactly my point as well!
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Old Aug 25, 10, 4:34 pm
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If you chose the LCY-JFK option, you'll get BA Silver in one go. The long-haul sectors are rewarde with First class tier points.
The more I think of it, this is a no-brainer for anyone based in ARN/CPH/OSL looking for more status than on SK.
Argh, that's actually a very good (although expensive) suggestion. Now one might have to do a MR to NYC as well, just for the sake of having done the LCY all-CW flight ^
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Old Aug 26, 10, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by tommy777 View Post
Nope, I don't mind

The combination of LHR and JFK makes this unattractive for many people. Also, the lack of partners in Other World doesn't make it any better. I maintain AA status for domestic/Caribbean US travel, but never do Other World overseas.
But this is not true anymore and a moot point.
LHR is not what it used to be, when will people learn. T5 is a very good terminal. To me transfering in the US or in LHR T5, well I know what I would chose!
And what is wrong with JFK, except you might be unlucky with immigration. But EWR can be just as bad. Ah I know, you've not been T7 as a BA premium PAX, or arrive as a domestic PAX on the LCY service. I've done frequent trips to EWR and JFK in the last years and unless I'm bound for Jersey City or Lower Manhattan JFK always. Departing JFK on BA is world class.

Finnair is a very good partner for Scandinavians. And it is called One World
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