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BA bits: 50% Avios discount on three routes; Club Suite added to Washington, Philadelphia & Dallas

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News in brief:

50% off Avios economy redemptions on three routes

Well, here’s an interesting one.  British Airways is running a 50% Avios sale – but a very limited one.

It is only running on Atlanta, Shanghai and Seoul

It is only in Economy

It is available as far out as you can book – no blackout dates

See Shanghai for example (click to enlarge):

50% Avios discount to Shanghai

There is, of course, no discount on the taxes and charges required.  However, because there are no blackout dates, this could still be good value compared to paying cash at certain times of the year.

You must book by 17th December.  Thanks to Al for this.

British Airways A350 Club Suite

British Airways schedules Club Suite to three new cities

Hot off my recent trip to Washington Dulles with British Airways it looks like it is one of the next destinations to see the arrival of Club Suite and the A350.  British Airways is gradually loading its finalised summer timetable that will give us a better idea on which routes its newest aircraft will appear on.

The latest development is that the A350 is now being scheduled to both Washington DC and Philadelphia from the 29th March which is when the official summer schedule begins. It is showing on these flights:

BA67 and BA67 between Heathrow and Philadelphia

BA293 and BA292 between Heathrow and Washington Dulles

Additionally, the brand new Boeing 787-10 – also being delivered from the factory with Club Suite – is showing up on the following flights from 1st June (it is due to serve Atlanta from February):

BA193 and BA192 between Heathrow and Dallas Forth Worth

BA49 and BA48 between Heathrow and Seattle (July only)

If you are booked on the designated flights you should be able to see the aircraft swap online. If you have already selected your seats on a non-Club Suite aircraft you should be allocated roughly similar positions, although it is worth making sure you are happy with the selection.

As always, this announcement comes with the caveat that the aircraft are liable to last-minute swaps. BA does not offer to rebook you for free if you are unhappy with a change of aircraft.  However, these flights are now fully loaded into the timetable so we can be fairly certain that BA intends to operate them as shown.

The A350 / Club Suite is not showing on any other scheduled flights yet beyond 28th March, including routes it already operates on such as Toronto, Tel Aviv, Bangalore and Dubai. We are still waiting to hear for confirmation on these routes, so do not be alarmed if they are not showing in the summer timetable yet.

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  1. A350 is on Austin from the summer schedules too.

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