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Bits: BA eBay’ing New Orleans flight tickets, LAN deal to Buenos Aires

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News in brief:

Bid for BA tickets to New Orleans on a preview flight

British Airways is launching a new service to New Orleans on 27th March as I covered here.

On 24th February, however, there is going to be a one-off trial flight during Mardi Gras.  This may be a test trip to help with pilot and crew familiarisation or a local marketing exercise.

British Airways is selling tickets for this flight via eBay.  Each package offers:

  • 2 x return, economy tickets to New Orleans
  • Three nights accommodation based on one of three hotel options
  • Gig in the sky with a celebrity on board performance
  • Exclusive on board New Orleans cocktails and menu
  • Access to a Mardi Gras parade stand, so you can get into the thick of all the festivities
  • 10% of all auction bookings will be donated to the British Airways charity, Flying Start

The flight departs from Heathrow at 10.00 on Friday 24th February 2017 with return departing at 23.25 on Monday 27th February, arriving 14:10 on Tuesday 28th February.

No tier points or Avios will be given!

There are currently four auctions running.  You can find links to all of them at the BA eBay shop here.

PS.  You can also earn 10 x Nectar points on all eBay purchases until Monday.  Details in this Shopper Points article here.

ebay British Airways New Orleans auction

Good LATAM deal from Spain to Buenos Aires – TODAY ONLY

If you have Buenos Aires on your bucket list, LATAM (the old LAN) has some excellent Business Class fares from Spain at the moment.

Remember that, as LAN is a oneworld member, you will earn Avios and British Airways tier points on these flights.

From Barcelona, the fare is £1,197 return with a plane change in Sao Paulo.  This is on a Boeing 767 where the seating is reportedly not great.   You are probably better paying an extra £4 and flying out of Madrid where you will get a new Airbus A350.

You must book TODAY and start your trip between 1st December and 31st March (28th February to 7th March excluded).  The LATAM site is here.

Hat-tip to Flyertalk.

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