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Ask any travel expert and they will tell you that summer is quite often the most expensive time to fly. Everyone around the world is traveling, planes are full and therefore tickets are pricey. With that in mind, it’s exciting to see British Airways business class fares allowing you to fly in style and earn even more miles at a price point which can be the same or worse in economy! No thanks, i’ll take the flat bed! 

The Deal

British Airways is currently running a worldwide fare sale for flight departing Europe, with the best deals headed to the East Coast USA, specifically New York, Boston Or Philadelphia. You can pay around £1400 to leave direct from London, but if you’d like to save a whopping £400+ per person, departing Amsterdam is your best bet. Amsterdam is easily and cheaply accessible from the UK will drop the price down to £1050. Since you’ll end up on flights through London, there’s even opportunity to end there for savvy travelers. Sure, we’ve seen lower prices, but for summer travel this is very solid.

The Dates

This fare is widely available to New York or Boston from Amsterdam between May and August. Simply visit BritishAirways.com or Google Flights to play around with dates and find the fare. It should be very easy.  What about starting from the US? There’s no sale at present, but I expect one to be along shortly. Hold tight, you’ll hear about it when there is!


This fare is bookable directly on British Airways, which is great news because it’s extremely easy to upgrade even these low business class fares to first if there’s availability for booking made through the airline. 

Expert Tips

I recommend earning miles from this trip with British Airways, American or Alaska. Depending on what you want to get from your miles, each will have uniquely good benefit. British Airways will be best for those who wish to take short European or US flights, American best for long haul first or business class travel on Japan Airlines, Etihad, Cathay or American and Alaska will be best for those who wish to fly Cathay Pacific or Emirates. 

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