The British Airways Winter sale is now on. Whilst most people focus on the deals available from the UK, there are actually some pretty impressive bargains available from European gateways.
Reader Tony dropped me a note with some interesting fares he had found to the Far East.
Amsterdam to Heathrow to Hong Kong, return, comes in at around £1,370.
Bangkok, with a similar route, is abound £1,320.
Other routes are also available if you have a dig around based on what interests you. Sydney comes in at around £2,700 for instance, whilst New York is £1,400. It is also worth trying other European departure cities.
These prices are even lower than the Finnair sale I posted about recently. Whilst these flights are a bit more hassle than using Finnair (as you need to go to Amsterdam and back) you are guaranteed a fully flat bed on BA. With Finnair, it could go either way depending on the plane.
The travel dates are the same as the UK BA sale – book by January 27th, for travel before June 15th.
These fares are semi-flexible as well. You cannot get a refund, but you can change your dates (albeit the ticket will reprice to the cheapest ticket available on those dates). A stop-over in London will add €200.