Today, as you have probably heard as the well-oiled British Airways PR machine is operating at full effectiveness, the final two British Airways Boeing 747 aircraft left Heathrow for the last time.
We will have some photographs tomorrow. Media were not invited to the event, except for TV crews from the BBC and Sky, so we are reliant on BA’s feed. I do have this shot from my friend in Fulham as one went over his house though 🙂
British Airways is selling 747 Club World seats for £999 return
To commemorate the event, British Airways is making 747 return Club World seats available for £999 each.
See here for details.
The airline is not being hugely helpful as to where you find them. The easiest way is probably to use the Low Fare Finder tool on the British Airways website here.
We know that participating destinations are:
“Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Charleston, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Ney York, Orlando, Portland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose (California), Tampa, Washington, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico City, Cancun, Islamabad, Lahore, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Dubai, Muscat, Tel Aviv, Cape Town, Mauritius, Male, Seychelles”
Minimum stays are required. You won’t see the £999 fares unless you meet the following criteria:
“a. Saturday night stay is required for travel in Club World from London to Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Charleston, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Ney York, Orlando, Portland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Seattle, San Fransisco, San Jose (California), Tampa, Washington, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico City, Cancun, Islamabad, Lahore, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Cape Town, Mauritius, Male, Seychelles.
b. 3 night minimum stay is required for Dubai, Muscat, Tel Aviv”
In terms of dates:
“selected outbound travel dates between 01 November 2020 and 31 March 2021. All travel must be complete by 31 March 2021.”
We only received this information from British Airways a few minutes ago (10.53am) so all of the seats should still be there.
Full details are on this page of ba.com.
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