British Airways announced yesterday that it is switching the San Diego route to a Boeing 777-300 from the start of the Summer timetable on March 27th.
The route is currently operated by a smaller Boeing 777-200. Why is this important? Because the 777-300 will feature First Class to San Diego for the first time.
Why is this especially important today? Because First Class Avios redemptions to San Diego are currently wide open for Summer 2016.
If you were thinking about a California holiday for next year, you should take a serious look at this. You are VERY unlikely to see such good availability to other parts of the region. It is easy to pick up connecting flights in San Diego to LA, San Francisco, Los Angeles etc.
On a handful of days there are FOUR First Class seats available for redemption. There are, admittedly, some days with none at all ….. but you won’t have any trouble finding two seats. At the time of writing, for example, there are four First Class seats going out on Saturday 11th June and returning Sunday 26th June.
The tax is £537 per person, return. It needs 170,000 Avios per person off-peak and 200,000 Avios per person peak.