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And why not upgrade for 30,000 points?

A trip to San Francisco is hardly “just a trip to San Francisco”. You’re minutes from the tech capitol of the world, a mere hour away from one of the greatest wine regions on the planet, and a terrifying swim away from Alcatraz. Apparently, if you’re not on the run from the authorities – you can also take the ferry. There are some awesome Premium Economy deals to San Francisco right now, which bring an instant upgrade to your comfort, and the potential to upgrade to a flat bed for just 30,000 points…

a plane with seats and windowsThe Premium Economy Deals

British Airways is making moves in quite a few European cities, tempting travelers to connect through London with super low premium economy deals. Starting at £550 round trip, you can fly the Airbus A380 on the long haul journey from London to San Francisco, a flight in which 6” of extra legroom goes a long way. If you happen to hold British Airways Avios, or American Express Ultimate Rewards Points, these flights can be upgraded for 30,000 points each way, provided seats are available. Here’s how to do it. And yes, it’s actually a much better deal than using your points to book business class on its own. These great deals are available from Dublin, Zurich and Geneva, making it easy to take advantage from many nearby cities.

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LA Sunset.

The Travel Dates

Each city will offer slightly different dates and availability, but these deals are available in early December 2018, and then again from January 2019-June 2019. You’ll find the best prices from most cities if you depart on a Monday, Tuesday or Saturday. At least one weekend night stay is required.  We’ve made easy to use links which take you directly to the best prices below.

a city street with cars parked on itHow To Book

These deals can be booked online directly with British Airways, which will also ensure the best opportunity to upgrade without hassle. Here are links taking you directly to all the best prices. All you’ll need to do is play around with dates to find something that works perfectly for you, like…

That’s it. Now go read about what to do in LA, or how to spend 48 perfect hours in San Francisco. Be sure to search for available upgrades before you actually book, so that you can upgrade right away!

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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