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British Airways is currently having another ‘luxury sale’ as you can see from the ad on the home page of

If you are looking for amazing fares, though, the place to look is Dublin.

BA is currently offering fares from Dublin via London and onto North America for as little as Euro 1,200, or £945.

The Euro 1,200 fare is valid to most of the East Coast destinations plus Calgary and Las Vegas. Other destinations in North America will cost a little more – you need to play around on

Here is a Boston screenshot showing it works, this one comes out at Euro 1,215:


The fare rules involve booking by November 12th and travelling between November 22nd and September 5th 2015 – a huge period.

A Saturday night stay is required. Tickets are non refundable. In theory the dates can be changed for Euro 300 but that would trigger a reprice on the day of the change which is unlikely to be attractive.


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Comments (83)

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  • RIccati says:

    Can these sale fares be reserved via If so, how?

  • Mycity68 says:

    Hi, if I fly Dublin to PHil to MCO I know I pre clear immigration at Dublin, can my bags be directed straight to MCO or do I need to collect them are re check in?

  • TY says:

    Hi TigerTanaka/all
    Please can you share how you booked your route, leaving LHR-DUB to the next day and still getting the offer price? I have been trying all combinations using the multi-city booking section on, but if I include any stop in London (so I can avoid bags being checked back to Dublin), even for a change to LCY a few hours after arrival from the US to LHR, I get charged the full business price?
    Many thanks.

    • Louise says:

      Click the multi city option and enter dates there. Just done a dummy booking and I got DUB-LHR-JFK-LHR-LCY-DUB with the LCY-DUB leg the next day for EUR 2400

    • Rob says:

      Next day will not reprice if stop is under 24 hours. Try multicity option on BA or AA websites.

  • Iain2014 says:

    Found a €1450 Dublin to LA return via london in 2015

    Outbound is dublin to gatwick then heathrow to LA (American Airlines – business) with a 4 hour connection.

    Given the difference in london airport do I really need to fly the first leg (Dublin to london) ? Any thoughts appreciated!

    • squills says:

      Unless you are good at smuggling yourself onto flights and have got a mate who’ll fix the data lol …do you actually get the point here?

    • Alan says:

      YES! You absolutely *must* fly the first leg otherwise the rest of your ticket will be cancelled!

  • Iain2014 says:

    Please explain…

    • Alan says:

      If you don’t take the flights in sequence all subsequent sectors are cancelled, clearly this only works if you miss the last leg. Don’t do it too much though or BA will be after you for the fare difference! AA are much stricter, especially on Caribbean routes, and have often been known to come chasing up money!

    • squills says:

      The point is about avoiding UK departure fares which include certain taxes – plus there’s the bit about BA having a captive mkt in UK but needing to offer more attractive prices outside UK to meet load – don’t worry sweet head lol – means hopping over to Dublin in this inst you can avoid taxes, get cheap flight, double back to UK then fly over the pond for a song etc etc

      But you do need to ‘start’ from Dublin in this inst.

      See my post about flying to Sydney, Australia with BA for £650 return from Barcelona

    • Polly says:

      Iain, you have to fly the DUB London leg! Please just understand this… Get the drift please! You are saving several hundred £ this way, just go with the flow, study the blog, it really is that simple! Help him here Squills! He is not getting the point here! The flight HAS to start in DUB, you have to get to DUB YOURSELF separately, by avios on BA whatever, Ryan air, aer lingus v simple… Then you either get off the plane in LON on the way back, IF you have a LON DUB flight from ANOTHER airport, or get conveniently stuck in traffic as above or whatever! You actually don’t have to fly back to DUB , if you have your final leg from ANOTHER airport in Lon. You can always book your final leg from LCY or LGW, so that way they have to check your bags to LHR so you can pick them up, and then STAY in the UK . But you have to ask the check in staff In the USA to check your bag to LON only! Hand baggage of course makes it much more simple. But please read the blog in detail, so you get the drift. Please don’t make it too obvious.with your questions…it’s an amazing price, just check it out, it’s all on previous blogs. Cheers

      • squills says:

        Couldn’t put it better myself Pollster!

        Iain you’re very welcome here, tune in & you’ll get the vibe!

        Just off to read a bit of the Divina Commedia, sends me to sleep

      • Kipto says:

        What is wrong with booking the outgoing starting from Dublin or Amsterdam and leaving via LHR or LGW as a one way trip and then booking the return flight as a one way trip direct to mainland UK thereby negating the requirement for the unwanted final leg to DUB or AMS ?

      • Richie says:

        So do I have to take the Dublin to London flight or can I just get on at heathrow? 😉

        • Polly says:

          You must start the flight in DUB as we have emphasised repeatedly before. Otherwise the complete ticket is CAncelled! The reason is it so cheap is you are avoiding UKPD fees surcharges etc etc by commencing the flight outside the UK. For newbies this concept might be hard to understand, but the more you read the tips we give, the more it makes sense. As raffles mentioned in previous posts, if you are doing this from ex EU somewhere, you get to spend time in another nice city overnight etc..instead of handing over many £100 s to BA ever expanding pockets! Eg, as Squills mentioned the Aussie thingy, get a night each way in Barcelona, using avios to get there and back with RFS. Or cheapo Ryan air, whatever! Always best to do an overnight stay each end though, in case of missed connections! And the hostels all have lovely en suite options too if you chose to travel ex EU. Enjoy!

        • Rob says:

          You MUST take it. You can skip the return though.

  • Sven says:

    There is loads of cheap prices from Dublin to the US right now to match the BA sale.

    United is now offering a direct flight to New York for 1079€ in Business which gives you pre-clearance in Dublin.

    LH is also offering a 1036€ to JFK via FRA in business saver (so 100% miles but no upgrade).

  • Iain2014 says:

    Thanks for the input all

    Is it me or has BA increased prices on the Dublin routes?

    • Alan says:

      They’ve put in some seasonal restrictions now – the following was noted on Flyertalk…

      Fare rules & restrictions
      British Airways p.l.c. BA I7SALE DUB to OGG
      General notes
      Between AREA 2 and AREA 1 FOR ROUND TRIP FARES
      Seasonal restrictions
      10JAN 15 OR 13FEB 15 THROUGH 21FEB 15 OR 27MAR 15 THROUGH
      19APR 15 OR 22MAY 15 THROUGH 30MAY 15 OR 17JUL 15 THROUGH

    • Polly says:

      DUB was always pricey on ba

  • Scott says:

    I had been hoping to find a redemption to West Coast US sometime next year, as have miles and companion voucher to use. Needless to say even though we are flexible on dates, availability remains poor as is well documented. So when I spotted these deals decided better to hang onto the miles and companion voucher and book using cash.

    So I booked DUB-LHR-JFK-SFO, returning LAS-LHR-DUB in J departing in mid April for approx £1200 each yesterday. Could have done LHR to SFO direct but the extra TPs will take me to Silver for this year so worth doing IMHO. I have no chance of making it to gold so not worth a more complex itinerary to max the TPs.

    Also picked up an avios upgrade to F on the LHR-JFK sector, probably shouldn’t have bothered but have the miles to use and availability was showing. It will make the layover in Terminal 5 a little more pleasant with access to Concorde Room and be able to pre-book spa treatment etc.

    Now just need to find a redemption worth doing with my companion voucher…

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