British Airways has extended its current crazy deal to Hong Kong by another week, until this Friday. This is NOT a fare mistake. It is a published fare with detailed fare rules.
Below is an updated version of what I wrote when this deal first broke. The price below are around €45 higher than the previous offer – a tiny bit more but very marginal in the scheme of things.
Until July 24th, British Airways is selling return Club World tickets to Hong Kong from Germany for €1,001 plus taxes and surcharges.
There are NO advance purchase requirements – you can fly tomorrow if you want. The only rule is that you stay away for a Saturday night.
You do NOT need to fly directly to Hong Kong. You can also fly from Germany to London to Singapore, Shanghai, Bangkok, Chengdu, Beijing or Kuala Lumpur, and then connect to Hong Kong using another oneworld airline.
Free stopovers are allowed, although APD will be added if you stay more than 24 hours in the UK.
You can start from any German airport served by BA.
If you try to book this ticket on ba.com it will price at around €1,447 depending on routing. With the continual collapse of the Euro, that works out at £1,005.
Here is the interesting bit ….
Tickets must be booked by July 24th and you must start your trip before August 16th. However, you only need to fly from Germany to London by August 16th – if you don’t mind paying the Air Passenger Duty (another £150 or so) then you can have a stopover in the UK of up to 11 months if you want!
Here is an example with a huge Summer-long stopover in London at €1,666:
Have a play around at ba.com and see what you can find. Note that availability over Christmas is very slim as the required fare class is rarely available.
I strongly recommend – as per my main article today – that you DO take the final leg back to Germany, even if it is a few months after you arrive in London. British Airways appears to be planning a clampdown on people who do this.