Celebrate World Cup failure with £66 off a British Airways long-haul flight!

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To, ahem, commemorate England’s World Cup defeat last night, British Airways has launched a three day promotion.

Until midnight on 14th July, you can save £66 on any long-haul BA flight.

You need to use promo code STILLPROUD on the price quote page at ba.com.

(Edited purely because it read wrongly on the home page and Facebook stub!)

British Airways £66 World Cup ticket discount

Here is a summary of the small print:

Minimum spend of £300 per person required

Flight must be BA marketed and BA operated (no codeshares etc)

Valid for travel until 30th June 2019

Valid for all booking classes

Only one booking per Executive Club member

Cannot be combined with ‘part pay with Avios’

Full details can be found on this special page of ba.com – do check the full rules before booking.

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  1. I believe it’s what’s commonly known as “a joke”.

  2. Philip says:

    Slightly OT, but does anyone know when the points from the BAEC Bonus Avios promotion (https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/03/02/british-airways-promotion-offers-16000-bonus-avios/) are going to drop?

  3. I’m not a football fan. However let’s just get this straight. They weren’t rubbish were they? They were actually very good – semi finalists in fact and the first team in God knows how long to break the curse of penalty play off. The first rule of comedy according to Ted Bovis in Hi Di Hi is reality. On that basis this is an exceedingly rubbish joke.

    • They beat every team their ranking said they would beat and lost to the team their ranking said they would lose to. End of.

      The mood of people over 40 is the same as mine as far as I can tell!

    • Patrick says:

      They were were lucky to be in the semi-final with mostly easy opponents.
      A bad showing against Belgium (maybe a revenge coming up, but would surprise me) and a pathetic performance against Columbia. Commentators got very ahead of themselves in the UK on that game, where Colombia was the only side that actually scored. And that problem came to bear last night as expected where “hurricane” really is just “Kanaldy”

  4. Aliks says:

    Lets run through the World Cup checklist:
    England get a new manager with some good ideas. Check.
    England get a couple of good ‘uns in their latest intake. Check.
    England put a couple of old stagers out to grass. Check.
    England do well enough against weaker opposition. Check.
    England fans get very excited. Check.
    English newspapers fan the flames for all they are worth. Check.
    England get knocked out by the first good team they meet. Check.
    England’s reputation gets trashed by the chattering classes. Check.
    England fans start fighting with other fans, bystanders, police etc HEY that didnt happen!!!!!! PROGRESS: lets hear it for Engerland! Engerland!! Engerland!!!

    Seriously though, its OK to show some emotion and slag off our own football team when they lose.

    • Duncan Stevenson-Price says:

      Self deprecating humour is a decidedly British thing.

      Though I’d argue that a minority of England fans exhibited some abhorrent behaviour.

  5. Duncan Stevenson-Price says:

    Minor correction, but presumably you mean 14th July (rather than June, in the past ????)

  6. Useless post, Rob. Talk about misjudging the mood of an entire nation.


    • You’re clearly not late 40’s either! Beating teams ranked below you and losing to a team ranked above you is exactly what you should have expected.

      • Callum says:

        You clearly know nothing about the World Cup. If rankings were so reliable there would be no need for a tournament would there!

        You expect a top 10 team to beat a team placed 50th, the team placed 10th isn’t necessarily going to beat the team placed 20th, and often doesn’t.

        • …. but you should not be surprised when it does.

        • The truth is England are average. We get excited with the MOTD pundits comments from players who didn’t get further than the Semi’s in a WC in their entire careers. The teams we beat have never been prolific on the World Stage. They played well as a team and had an easy route, any real competition and the results were as expected except to the delusional ‘we can’t take a joke’ crowd.

        • Callum says:

          Rob – There is a difference in being surprised between being surprised and being disappointed. Surely there’s something in your life you care about that isn’t perfect?

          By all means keep digging though. If your aim is to come across as an unpleasant miserable old man you’re doing a great job! (Relax disciples – note I said “come across as”, not “is”!)

        • You get a better grasp on life as you get older. You watch your parents die. You watch your children get born. You may watch your partner get gravely ill but recover. And when you’ve dealt with a few things like that you really don’t give a monkeys about a football match in the same way you did when you were 19. Especially when you’ve seen the same team fail at 10 major tournaments since you hit adulthood ….

      • Worzel says:

        Sorry Rob-you are out of order………..W.

      • Angus B says:

        Rob, I hate to say it but you’re coming across as a bit of a troll. I also get the impression that you revel in getting older and enjoy talking about ‘what an old guy you are’, when being in your mid forties is barely middle aged.

        • Well to be fair he has mentioned the possibility of dying early a few times… so I get where he is coming from in that respect, though I still disagree.

  7. AndyW says:

    What all the comments here show is that football, though only a game, is incredibly emotive for large numbers of people. As sad as it is I couldn’t sleep properly last night due to disappointment (and probably a load of adrenaline). However, it is only a joke, and people that are getting so worked up, and certainly those posting things close to insults, probably just need to chill out a little. Let’s get back to talking about airmiles and the like..

  8. @Rob – Book by 14th July not June 🙂

  9. ANDREW MORGAN says:

    Code not working on flights LHR – PVG

  10. Optimus Prime says:

    Almost 100 comments before 9:30am. This will make the Iberia promo thread look like a joke 😀

  11. Incredibly sad that this only works for long haul… was hoping to get cheap CE tickets for a tier point run but oh well

  12. They just got lucky to get to the semi finals. They got weak teams/favourable draws. I had a crying daughter at the end of it all. Also they disrespected their opponents (especially Sweden)- that’s why they didn’t know how to respond when Croatia stepped up their game. And before you say it- I do know the sport!
    Missed opportunity- this was golden opportunity to get to the finals. Listen to Roy Keane. Lol.
    I think Rob was just making a joke but people are angry and lashing out because there’s some truth in it. Remember the truth hurts.

  13. lol it’s genuinely hard to think of anything so misjudged as this. so out of step with what everybody thinks and not to mention so out of step with what those players deserve

    • Aliks says:

      What everybody thinks???

      Its pretty clear there are two views on this matter and both sides can be genuine England fans.

      In my view, the players certainly deserve respect, but in the end they didn’t have what it takes – I and many others are just telling it like it is.

      • Callum says:

        You cannot be a genuine England fan and say they are “rubbish”. They are demonstrably not.

        Not as good as other teams? Certainly.
        Not as good as they should be? Very possibly.
        Rubbish? No. END OF.

  14. Memesweeper says:

    Rob, that was a misjudged comment (yes, I’m over 40).

    All, a potentially better World Cup offer that BA’s from Etihad:

    We understand your disappointment and to help you forget yesterday’s result we are offering 10% off all Economy and Business Class flights worldwide. Fly from London Heathrow or Manchester to the Middle East, Asia or Australia between September 2018 and March 2019 using the promotion code:

    Book by 15 July 2018 to receive your 10% off.

  15. Man who runs really useful website that many people have benefitted from and continue to view daily makes joke morning after England lose world cup match.

    Uproar from the masses. Personal insults. Faux anger.

    Unbelievable, ungracious, unnecessary.

    And yes, I’m a football fan too. Season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town FC for 25 years. Seventy grounds visited supporting the team. Seen England home and away. Still able to maintain a sense of perspective about what football is.

    Plenty on here need to give their heads a shake, whatever cabin you travel in. Arrogance and entitlement pervade these comment sections.

    • Personal insults? Where? Where is the arrogance and entitlement in this thread? Sorry not following you at all.

      • Aliks says:

        Arrogance is saying that people shouldn’t pass comment at all, rather than just saying that you disagree with their comments.

        Entitlement is saying that your own view is “naturally” the mainstream view.

        • Would it help if I said ” it’s only a game” 😉

        • Callum says:

          So if I popped up everyday and personally insulted you, it would be wrong for anyone to defend you and say I shouldn’t be doing that?

        • Aliks says:

          Callum, it depends on whether the personal insult is justified or not.

    • Lady London says:

      Rob is a victim of his own success.

  16. Shane says:

    O/T: very new to this hobby, thought I could use iberia avios to book BA LCY to JFK – showing availability on BAEC but not on Iberia.com spoke to Iberia call centre who say they dont have any availability for that route as a whole. Is this correct? Do BAEC and Iberia not share the same availability for BA flights?

  17. Looks like the flights need to start in the UK but it’s not mentioned anywhere? Was hoping to book an ex-Germany TATL…

    • Mikeact says:

      What flights are you talking about, , the recent Iberia promotion? I’m on Iberia from Madrid. You could be foolish and book BA from the UK through Iberia if you really wanted to waste money, and Avios.

      • I’m talking about the £66 code this thread is referring to… Only works for UK departures!

  18. The fact is that there is still Saturday and instead of being all gloomy England should make sure to take bronze at least! This could be the best result since 1996! Judging by people in my office, not many people realise there is another match to play still. I am also seeing Express saying that the game on Saturday is pointless. Shame, it’s such arrongance that cost England.

    • luckyjim says:

      Sorry, Third place playoff is totally pointless and should be dropped. I can’t even remember who England played in the 1990 playoff let alone who won that match.

      • It arrogance. In every tournament from Olympics to everything else you have gold, silver and bronze! It just shows that English can’t be proud and loose. In 1998 when Croatia lost in semi-finals, their team fought hard to win bronze. If England was a bit more humble it would do wonders, but no… If this kind of thinking doesn’t change, Rob is right, we won’t see England winning in our lifetimes and probably not another generation too! So I hope England wins the bronze.

        • luckyjim says:

          It has nothing to do with arrogance. In knockout tournaments the beaten semi finalist do not play for third place. EVER. Not in any other football tournament, not in rugby, basketball, hockey, Gaelic Football, Aussie rules, volleyball anything. They don’t even do it in cricket. It’s just stupid.

          I hope Harry Kane wins the Golden Boot and Pickford wins Best Keeper. – much more meaningful than third place.

        • Gavin says:

          The rugby World Cup has a 3rd place playoff

      • Sussex bantam says:

        Italy beat England in 1990. Peter Shilton made a terrible mistake for one of their goals

        • luckyjim says:

          Yes. I did know that really, but only because Lineker and Klinsman were talking about it on Sunday. Both agreed they did not want to play in the ‘dreaded’ playoff match.

    • Dougie Forde says:

      I find it hard to believe that after last night Gareth Southgate told the players that they couldn’t have a few drinks or meet up with their families because there is another game on Saturday. In 1990 Bobby Robson gave some players a chance who hadn’t played so it obviously wasn’t being taken that seriously. Rare for me to agree with the Daily Express but this game is pointless. Same with the Rugby World Cup 3rd place play off

  19. Jeremy says:

    We’ve all been on a roller-coaster ride of emotions over the last few weeks, but at the end of last night’s match, with the emotional exhaustion of 120 minutes of tension sinking in, and the sadness of defeat mixing in with the joy of some sense of achievement for once, I think we all need to take a step back, be grateful that we were able to enjoy 6 exciting games, and then get on with the Summer.

    Perhaps Rob’s joke was a little too soon for some tastes. You may not agree with it. But I think we all need to remind ourselves that this is just football. There really is no reason to get so heated, or excuse to get so personally aggressive! Why does Rob’s joke really matter?

    • Callum says:

      The irritating thing for me, and I assume most others here, is that it isn’t a joke – as evidenced by his numerous comments backing it up. He was literally stating “the England football team is rubbish”.

      Its not a big deal and I’ll forget it tomorrow, but I’m so irritated by it because it so perfectly displays the miserable and vindictive side of Britain which has so blissfully been hidden the last few weeks.

      • Jeremy says:

        Like I said, you may not agree with what he said but it’s still just football and it’s certainly no reason for people to start being so rude to each other. He has an opinion, he’s allowed to have it and there are some facts to back him up and to caveat the team’s success. I happen to disagree with his opinion, but I can also see that even if he truly believes that the England team are still rubbish, the post this morning was more tongue-in-cheek than aggressive criticism.

        (Sorry for the double-post below)

        • Callum says:

          Yes him being rude, whether you try and disguise it as tongue in cheek or not (Rob certainly hasn’t said anything about it being a joke and has only doubled down on what he said…), is a perfectly valid reason to be rude in return.

          I don’t care that it’s his site. He’s made a public commenting system so the public are perfectly entitled to comment…

          As to it not being a big deal, I’m well aware of that (and specifically said it!). Why can I not criticise minor things?

        • the real harry1 says:

          Any team that beats Panama and Tunisia is an ace team in my books, Callum 🙂

          You got my support all the way.

          If we’d lost to (say) San Marino & Luxenbourg, that would be the only genuine reason England should be called a ‘terrible team’!

  20. England team still rubbish indeed. a bit like BA actually.

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