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Aggressive £970 BA Club World fares to NYC from Dublin

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I have dropped this in as one of the rare middle-of-the-day posts because this seems to be a very good deal.

I am running a full post tomorrow on the new British Airways Club World and First Class sale, which you may have had an email about from BA.  The deals are not exciting.

There are some excellent deals from Europe however.

In particular, I want to point out Dublin to New York in Club World / Business.

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This is currently pricing up on ba.com at €1,187 (£967) if you take the direct American Airlines flight from Dublin to New York JFK.

(You will earn Avios and British Airways tier points on this flight.  You will also clear US customs and immigration in Dublin, so no queuing when you land.)

Alternatively, it prices at €1,249 (£1,018)  if you fly from Dublin to Heathrow on BA or Aer Lingus and then onwards to New York.  This would maximise your tier points if you were chasing BA status.

This fare is valid for travel in July and August plus the last week of November and December 23 to January 2.

Flyertalk also reports good deals to Orlando and decent deals starting in Amsterdam – it is worth having a play around with ba.com to see what you can find if you are planning a US trip.  Some destinations have more flexible travel dates than New York.

Remember that you MUST – if you fly via London – take the first flight from Dublin or your entire ticket will be cancelled.  If you don’t have checked baggage, you would be OK (as a one-off) to skip the last leg back to Dublin.

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Comments (35)

  • James says:

    Hi all,

    So I’ve gone and booked DUBNYC for two return in mid-August in Business. Now seeing the comments here about the quality of 757 business, I’m a little worried. What are my options for changing? BA online booking states I’ll need to call in to change but doesn’t specify if that’d require a fee or not. What’s the likelihood I can change, how much for and worth the bother?

    TYIA

    • Rob says:

      You have a 24 hour cooling off period when booking BA flights on ba.com – not sure if this applies to AA flights as well. No idea if there is a charge.

      • Brendan says:

        That’s one persons opinion. I’ve also heard very good things about AA business class. You are free to do your own research and reach your own conclusion!

    • James W says:

      No idea but whichever method you use please let us know what you thought so we have another opinion to take into account.

      By the way, I’ve had to change my name to James W because of you……

    • James says:

      So I ended up calling BA, refunding both flights and rebooking the same outbound DUB to JFK but booking JFK to LHR to DUB return. The reasoning is that on the outbound I’m not too fussed about a flat bed and it gets us in NY for the morning, so a full day ahead. On the return, a better bed is beneficial and the layover will probably help returning to UK time. Plus, keeping AA on the way out means still getting the above mentioned bonus (for one-way).

      Thanks for the help!

      • Rob says:

        Makes sense. I was going to post last night (but forgot) that on a day flight it doesn’t really make much difference.

  • Polly says:

    Any chance we could get to HNL from DUB on AA then? Would that be considered one flight in total, as Hawaii is considered part of the US? Any thoughts ? Or better go from LHR on AA only?