I’ve spent quite a bit of time over recent months highlighting attractive British Airways Club World fares from various starting points across Europe.
What is discussed less often is that Virgin Atlantic has a history of selling very cheap Upper Class tickets out of Dublin.
Here is an example for next month, flying Dublin to Miami in Upper Class:
Ignore the British Airways logo above! That only appears because the Dublin to Heathrow legs book onto a British Airways service.
The long haul legs from Heathrow to Miami are in Virgin Atlantic Upper Class. You are paying just £980 return.
I could only get these deals to price for US destinations. I had no luck with sub-£1,000 pricing to Dubai, Johannesburg etc.
Here is £1,091 to New York in January. This involves flying Economy on Aer Lingus to and from Dublin:
Here is a £1,100 Upper Class fare to Las Vegas. Note that this connects to the Manchester service and not through Heathrow:
This is something to bear in mind next time you are planning a trip to the US. Remember that, whilst you won’t receive hotel loyalty points for hotel rooms booked on Expedia, this does not apply to airlines. You receive the same miles and tier credit however you book.
I really must sort out an Upper Class review flight this year as I haven’t flown it in a l-o-n-g time – you can find out more about Upper Class on the Virgin website here.
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