News in brief:
Good £1,175 US business class deals in the Virgin Atlantic sale
We covered the current British Airways sale last week, but we haven’t mentioned Virgin Atlantic’s response yet.
The sale home page is here. You can book until 22nd June for travel up to 331 days in advance.
Unfortunately, Virgin Atlantic has not provided us with a list of headline Upper Class fares so you will need to dig around.
Here, for example, is a £1,175 return Upper Class fare to San Francisco for November:
You can route this, for the same price, via any of Virgin’s transatlantic joint venture partners. This means that you can also fly on Delta Air Lines via a plane change in the US, or on Air France via Paris or KLM via Amsterdam. The latter two would earn additional tier points due to the connecting flights.
Virgin Atlantic has stated that the best deals are to Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Hong Kong and Antigua.
There are also deals out there to North American cities served only by Delta. I got San Diego to price up at £1,254 return in Business Class in December, for example. One tier point busting routing sent you via Amsterdam and Minneapolis on a mix of KLM and Delta.
Most tickets can be changed to a new date with no change fees if necessary, although you will need to pay any fare difference.
Have a look at your options on the sale website here.
Spend £10 at an Amazon small business and get a £10 voucher
All week we are covering some of the special offers that Amazon has launched for Prime Day, which is coming up on 21st and 22nd June.
Whilst clearly off-topic for us, these are all good deals. We also get a small commission from Amazon if you buy anything, and with hotel and flight booking commissions massively down we’ll take what we can get …..
Via this page, you receive a £10 voucher to spend on Amazon Prime Day when you spend £10 at a participating small business on Amazon. Over 300,000 sellers are taking part.
It’s very simple:
- you MUST be an Amazon Prime member to take part
- make a purchase from a qualifying Amazon retailer before 20th June
- claim your £10 of credit via the link in your confirmation email
- redeem your £10 credit on a purchase on Amazon Prime Day(s), 21st and 22nd June (some exceptions apply, see the linked page for details)
Full details are on the Amazon website here.