News in brief:
British Airways Club World US deals from Leeds Bradford
(EDIT: these fares no longer seem to be available)
BA is currently selling some interesting Club World fares from Leeds Bradford! You can fly to Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and possibly other US cities for £1,500.
You need to book 28 days in advance and stay away for a Saturday night.
Here is a typical deal from January, showing a £1,526 fare:
For comparison, the cheapest price on the same dates is:
From Manchester: £3,072
From Newcastle: £3,070
From Heathrow with no domestic connection: £3,054
All very odd, but an attractive deal if you live within driving distance of Leeds Bradford. Our review of the Yorkshire Premier lounge at Leeds Bradford, which you’d get to visit, is here.
These deals are all bookable at ba.com here. Thanks to Sean for this.
British Airways call centres receive a short-term reprieve
As we have mentioned on Head for Points before, the British Airways call centres in Manchester and Newcastle have been ‘under consultation’ for some time over their future.
The decision was due this week. Staff have been told, however, that it has now been pushed back until the New Year. The official reason given is that Carolina Martinoli, the new Director of Brand and Customer Experience (the most powerless job in BA, as the previous two occupants – both of whom left quickly – have found), is too new to the role to take an informed decision.
Capita has put an outsourcing offer on the table but it isn’t clear if this involves moving the operation to India, as happened with the BMI call centre.
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