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(Deal dead) Crazy €750+ BA / AA business class fares to New York, Boston, DC

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If you have plans to fly to New York – and possible further afield – you may want to move fast. British Airways is selling sub-€1,000 business class fares.

EDIT: It appears British Airways spotted the error and has now updated its pricing, sorry! If you booked, do NOT make any non-refundable hotel arrangements for a couple of weeks in case BA decides to play tough.

Take a look at this example:

British Airways cheap business class to New York

I managed to find this within five minutes. It includes a direct flight from Paris to New York on American Airlines, connecting via Heathrow on British Airways on the return.

This is a phenomenal price, given how expensive premium flying currently is.

There’s a minimum 3-night stay required. During my search, I only saw these prices when I included a Saturday night. You may get lucky and find one without a weekend, but it’s unlikely as British Airways doesn’t want to discount to high-margin business travellers.

British Airways €750 business class to New York

The flights are NOT available from London. You need to be searching from Paris. For total clarity, even if transferring in London, you MUST board in Paris or your entire trip is cancelled. If you come back via London and are only on hand baggage, you can slip out at Heathrow with no issues.

Remember that flying via Heathrow will earn you an extra 40 British Airways Executive Club tier points each way, and a few more Avios, but you may decide that the direct Paris flight is more convenient on the way out.

Dates vary, but you need to be searching between February and May, or September and December this year.

Tickets are obviously non-refundable BUT there is the standard 24 hour cooling off period, so if you want to book now and ask your partner tonight you should be fine.

Other cities are available from Bucharest

Also available are are €750 fares from Bucharest to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington DC. These are far more restricted – you seem to have more chance in February than in Summer.

Here’s an example:

British Airways €750 fares New York business class

You can book on the British Airways website here. You may not find these fares on flight comparison sites.

In terms of paying …. if you book at you will earn 3 Avios per £1 (double the usual amount) on a British Airways Premium Plus American Express card and 2 Membership Rewards points per £1 (double the usual amount) on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. Both of these cards charge a 3% FX fee, however, so you may prefer to use any 0% FX fee card you have instead.

Good luck!


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (March 2023)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Successfully apply for either of the Barclaycard Avios credit cards by 2nd April 2023 and you will be entered into a free draw to win ONE MILLION AVIOS! Full details are on the application forms here (free) and here (paid). This competition is exclusive to Head for Points readers. T&C apply.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

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Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

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There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

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You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

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There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.

American Express Business Platinum

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American Express Business Gold

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Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (113)

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  • tsd says:

    Has anyone had anything ticketed? Payment is taken (authed) but the booking errors out

  • James says:

    Do we know what will happen with the switch to revenue based Avios earning? If booking now for late in the year, is it likely they will earn Avios based on the fare, or would they still be the old method?

    • Thegasman says:

      At this price this really isn’t a question you should be worrying about.

      NB. There’s £450-550 returns available in September/October

    • Rob says:

      Iberia let existing tickets earn under the old method.

  • Alex says:

    530 Euros from Dublin… Error fare?

  • David says:

    I have just booked via Dublin to New Orleans. My return flight is into Heathrow but then to Dublin via London City. Presumably I will need to collect luggage. If I do not board the next flight will I still get all my tier points for the first three?

    • Blair Waldorf Salad says:

      You will yes; you can be a bewildered poor unfortunate who failed to find their way to LCY.

  • Blair Waldorf Salad says:

    Dublin is even cheaper. £450-500. Thanksgiving long weekend booked 🙂

  • Alex says:

    As a side note, if you fly from Dublin its via City. Do BA transfer your luggage to LHR do you know, or are you meant to pick it up and check it back in?

    On the return, it would be ideal to get tagged to LHR only, then I can pick up and hop on train and not get on the Dublin flight (I live in Manchester)! Can this be done?

  • HH says:

    I only get the Paris pricing on Iberia options via MAD. What am I doing wrong?

    • Thegasman says:

      Nothing, availability will dry up quickly. Don’t prevaricate, this deal will be over by mid afternoon if not before.

  • Skywalker says:

    Fixed right before my eyes it seems 🙁 fare jumped to EUR 750 as soon as I had agreement from P2

    • Graeme says:

      Yes looks like they have spotted it quickly! Ex DUB didn’t have any BA LHR flights, is it all on Aer Lingus now? Was just about to pull the trigger and prices doubled. Well done for anyone that got in!

    • Thegasman says:

      With BA you book first, ask questions later. 24 hour cancellation means you can book 3 options & pick 1/none

      • Skywalker says:

        @Thegasman, definitely agreed 🙂 That’s absolutely my way, but unfortunately when there is a P2 involved things aren’t necessarily that spontaneous.

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