And you can upgrade to business class using points…
How do you know a good deal when you see it? Well, for starters, finding flights and hotels for far lower than you’d expect just to pay for flights. That’s a fair barometer, but when the price for both is hundreds less than you’d expect to pay for just one or the other, you pounce. Today there’s a simply outstanding deal which allows premium economy round trips to NYC from £560 round trip, or just £580 for the same flights with three nights of hotel included.
Virgin or BA? That’s all you gotta choose!
Premium Economy to New York is hardly ever, ever under £750 between London and NYC- and that’s when it’s on sale. But right now, you can snag it for £560 round trip, or if you travel with a companion you can take an entire NYC trip for just £580 per person. Basically, solo travellers can pay record low premium prices, and those travelling in pairs can effectively pay £30 extra for three nights of hotel.
BA and Virgin have matched each others prices, which makes this one heck of a fare war.
That’s freaking bonkers. Better yet, if you book a flight + hotel package, you can put down just a £300 deposit and pay over time via British Airways Holidays, which makes the purchase even easier to plan for. If you have Avios, or credit card points which can become Avios, you can even upgrade for around £100 and 20,000 points each way. Here’s a full guide to upgrading these flights, if you book with BA.
The Dates You Can Travel
These incredible premium economy deals are available starting in January 2020 for travel through March 2020. To get the lowest prices, you’ll need to depart between Wednesday and Saturday.
Continuing the “holy crap, these are incredible” theme, the only requirement is a Friday night stay, which means you could leave on a Thursday night and come back on a Sunday for just a great long weekend getaway. Virgin is offering the same date range.
Premium Economy for £560 round trip with a low minimum stay and no two person drama is almost unheard of, and these deals will sell out fast. So too will the £580 flights with hotels deals for just around £20 more. Here’s a link which takes you directly to the British Airways flight + hotel deals, and also one that takes you to the £560 British Airways solo travel deals.
Virgin Atlantic has matched on price, and all those deals can be found here. For the Virgin Atlantic deals, simply use the search tools to select Heathrow, New York and Premium, which will bring up the lowest prices and easy booking steps. It could be said that Virgin Atlantic offers a superior premium economy experience, but both are great.
Simply change dates to work for you, search on the dates noted above and book something great. Manhattan is always a blast, and in late March you can even enjoy a slice of spring weather – maybe. Here’s a bunch of restaurant and travel recommendations for New York, and a guide to getting from JFK into the city.