Via the Evening Standard this week, British Airways has been promoting some discounted European flights in business class from London City Airport.
The good news is that you can book all the way through to March 2014.
The bad news is that the fares are not outstanding, except for the two £200 return routes into France (Quimper and Angers). In particular, £389 return to Madrid looks like a spectacularly un-special offer.
There are few Club Europe benefits from London City Airport – there is no lounge and I think the seat pitch is the same as Economy. The main benefit is therefore the food and drink, although realistically I would say the main benefit is the 80 tier points on a return trip.
£200 for 80 tier points and a weekend in France is not a bad deal if you are struggling to retain status.