As we revealed exclusively on Head for Points two weeks ago, British Airways will launch Club Europe business class on domestic flights from 1st April.
Some behind-the-scenes work was going on yesterday to get things ready. No domestic flights could be booked for travel from 1st April. Normal service was meant to resume at 8am this morning.
If you have an existing domestic sector booked, take another look at it.
You may find that it now shows Club Europe. This is especially likely if you are connecting to or from a premium class flight in London.
Anyone with a standalone Business UK ticket should also be upgraded.
Take a look at your seat allocations over at ba.com.
As of last night BA had not rearranged seating on existing bookings. However, I would expect it to be done by the time you read this.
If you have an existing domestic booking and were sat towards the front of the aircraft, you are likely to have been moved towards the middle or back. You may want to check and move yourself if you aren’t happy with where you ended up.
If you were moved into Club Europe, you should check to see if the window or aisle seat you have been given is suitable. If you are travelling with other people, check that they are still near you – remember that Club Europe seating is 2×2 rather than 3×3 in Euro Traveller.
Avios redemption seats for Club Europe on domestic flights should be available from 8am today when the booking system reopens.
I would expect two Avios seats in Club Europe to be showing on every flight. If I’m right, this is a great opportunity to bag yourself some seats for peak dates – Edinburgh during the Festival, anything you may need for Christmas, New Year, Easter or Bank Holidays etc. Yes, you’ll be paying 9,000 Avios each-way but that is still probably a better deal than paying cash.
Cash tickets for business class – which we assume will earn 80 tier points return – are pricing at around £199 at ba.com. If you after a quick tier point run, they may be worth a look. If you’ve got more time, however, you can get weekend breaks to certain European destinations for similar money and which are likely to be more fun. A key difference is that these domestic tickets do NOT appear to require a Saturday night stay.
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