BA World Sale on - Singapore - £472 rtn Los Angeles - £462 rtn etc etc
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BA World Sale on - Singapore - £472 rtn Los Angeles - £462 rtn etc etc

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Found 19th Dec 2017
Singapore - £472 rtn
Los Angeles - £462 rtn
etc etc

Some great "Luxury" offers as well if anyone's feeling flush after Xmas!
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Ohhh.... Having just received a £300 BA apology voucher for the Heathrow hiccup on the 10th, these deals are looking good :-)
Also:
Muscat - £248 rtn
Boston - £268 rtn
Caribbean (Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Turks and Caicos, Trinidad and Tobago) - £382-395 rtn
Lima - £418 rtn
No point paying extra for BA, in fact for same price I would avoid it. Shame but
faxmax58 m ago

No point paying extra for BA, in fact for same price I would avoid it. …No point paying extra for BA, in fact for same price I would avoid it. Shame but


That's lucky isn't it, cos:
BA LHR - SIN from £424
Singapore LHR-SIN from £554

Call me back when you can find direct flights to Singapore for £424 return on another carrier.
And no, Emirates is NOT better, unless you actually want to go to Dubai.

And btw, the US carriers are no better than BA, so again....
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Ohhh.... Having just received a £300 BA apology voucher for the Heathrow hiccup on the 10th, these deals are looking good :-)
Also:
Muscat - £248 rtn
Boston - £268 rtn
Caribbean (Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Turks and Caicos, Trinidad and Tobago) - £382-395 rtn
Lima - £418 rtn
No point paying extra for BA, in fact for same price I would avoid it. Shame but
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nickdgardiner1 h, 32 m ago

Ohhh.... Having just received a £300 BA apology voucher for the Heathrow …Ohhh.... Having just received a £300 BA apology voucher for the Heathrow hiccup on the 10th, these deals are looking good :-)


You’ve done well there!
Hmmm last 3 times I flew to LA it was £350 return with air new Zealand and this was from heathrow so this doesn't look like that great a deal.
faxmax58 m ago

No point paying extra for BA, in fact for same price I would avoid it. …No point paying extra for BA, in fact for same price I would avoid it. Shame but


That's lucky isn't it, cos:
BA LHR - SIN from £424
Singapore LHR-SIN from £554

Call me back when you can find direct flights to Singapore for £424 return on another carrier.
And no, Emirates is NOT better, unless you actually want to go to Dubai.

And btw, the US carriers are no better than BA, so again....
faxmax1 h, 4 m ago

No point paying extra for BA, in fact for same price I would avoid it. …No point paying extra for BA, in fact for same price I would avoid it. Shame but


Explain your reasoning, I’ve always had great service
Even after the announcement of the sale they are not in competition with other airlines.....Other airlines are far better...
Yes, these are expensive for BA sale flights, all things considered. BA are fine, but for the same price (or less) you can be flying on a 5-star airlines (or Emirates which IMO should be 5 star)....
Edited by: "kanzzz" 19th Dec 2017
dudedude42 m ago

That's lucky isn't it, cos:BA LHR - SIN from £424Singapore LHR-SIN from …That's lucky isn't it, cos:BA LHR - SIN from £424Singapore LHR-SIN from £554Call me back when you can find direct flights to Singapore for £424 return on another carrier.And no, Emirates is NOT better, unless you actually want to go to Dubai.And btw, the US carriers are no better than BA, so again....


I've seen flights with Norwegian for around £300 but if you want to fly with a legacy airline sometimes you can get flights under £400 with Cathay Pacific.
How can these fares be luxury? They are all economy!
faxmax1 h, 54 m ago

No point paying extra for BA, in fact for same price I would avoid it. …No point paying extra for BA, in fact for same price I would avoid it. Shame but


I flew LHR-SIN on BA recently actually. The crew and service were fine, but the economy seats (and they looked decently new) were awful. With no exaggeration, it was like sitting on an Easyjet seat for 13 hours. I had to get up every hour or two just to wander around and stretch and try to undo the ache in my back (forget about sleeping) - in fact it looked like there were constant lines for the toilet, but really it was just people stretching/doing squats etc in the open area near the galley. I don't know if the latest cabin upgrades involved removing as much padding from the seats as possible to save on weight, but it was by far the worst "equipment based" long haul experience I've had, and much worse than BA in the past. Was the same both ways as well, on different planes, as a family we changed around seats a bit and all were the same.

That said it is the most competitive price really, you pay less than other carriers but you may also get less.
Misu34 m ago

I've seen flights with Norwegian for around £300 but if you want to fly …I've seen flights with Norwegian for around £300 but if you want to fly with a legacy airline sometimes you can get flights under £400 with Cathay Pacific.


Current best fare available is £360. But £50 extra for baggage plus another £50 if you want meals. Plus more for drinks.
Cathay Pacific not direct. A quick look on Google Flights says Norwegian have the cheapest fares (but lots of extras) followed by Turkish (indirect), Qatar (indirect), then BA
I booked my summer return to the Far East and paid around £500 less than the usual price. I noticed the prices at around 1am this morning ( I am on holiday so late nights ) and was blown away by the price. My BA direct price worked out around 60 quid more that an indirect Aeroflot flight so am very happy.
Also so happy as BA ( so Heathrow groundstaff explain) always replace parts in planes with new (rather than refurbished) parts so hopefully are a little safer.
Muir38 m ago

I flew LHR-SIN on BA recently actually. The crew and service were fine, …I flew LHR-SIN on BA recently actually. The crew and service were fine, but the economy seats (and they looked decently new) were awful. With no exaggeration, it was like sitting on an Easyjet seat for 13 hours. I had to get up every hour or two just to wander around and stretch and try to undo the ache in my back (forget about sleeping) - in fact it looked like there were constant lines for the toilet, but really it was just people stretching/doing squats etc in the open area near the galley. I don't know if the latest cabin upgrades involved removing as much padding from the seats as possible to save on weight, but it was by far the worst "equipment based" long haul experience I've had, and much worse than BA in the past. Was the same both ways as well, on different planes, as a family we changed around seats a bit and all were the same.That said it is the most competitive price really, you pay less than other carriers but you may also get less.

BA11 operates an A380-800 with 3-4-3 seating downstairs and 2-4-2 upstairs. BA15 is a 777-300ER with 3-3-3 seating. This is similar to other airlines.
More people complain about the 787 'Dreamliner', which is a narrower plane, and has 3-3-3 seating (not only on BA but every other airline except Japan Airlines), making it cramped. But that's not used to SIN. It is used to KUL, however.
Edited by: "dudedude" 19th Dec 2017
dudedude6 m ago

BA11 operates an A380-800 with 3-4-3 seating downstairs and 2-4-2 …BA11 operates an A380-800 with 3-4-3 seating downstairs and 2-4-2 upstairs. BA15 is a 777-300ER with 3-3-3 seating. This is similar to other airlines. More people complain about the 787 'Dreamliner', which is a narrower plane, and has 3-3-3 seating (not only on BA but every other airline except Japan Airlines), making it cramped. But that's not used to SIN. It is used to KUL, however.


Not saying it's cramped - in fact we got the bulkhead seats, so legroom didn't come into it (and width was fine too). Just that the seat itself was incredibly uncomfortable, as though it had no padding. No idea why - they looked fine, weren't old or in bad repair - just painful to sit on for longer than an hour at a stretch.
ian1854 m ago

How can these fares be luxury? They are all economy!


There are also premium fares on sale!
LHR - Beijing in Premium Economy for £606 is dirt cheap, for example.
If you have Avios you can get £180 off the prices too by using 33k Avios so around £260 cash to fly LHR-SFO for instance.
steveieboy124 m ago

If you have Avios you can get £180 off the prices too by using 33k Avios …If you have Avios you can get £180 off the prices too by using 33k Avios so around £260 cash to fly LHR-SFO for instance.


or save 33k avios and fly ex-EU for the same cash price...
I think their Luxury Sale will start in January too (Business/First). Might have a work trip coming up and company policy means I can ask for business if the price is right
dudedude3 h, 42 m ago

That's lucky isn't it, cos:BA LHR - SIN from £424Singapore LHR-SIN from …That's lucky isn't it, cos:BA LHR - SIN from £424Singapore LHR-SIN from £554Call me back when you can find direct flights to Singapore for £424 return on another carrier.And no, Emirates is NOT better, unless you actually want to go to Dubai.And btw, the US carriers are no better than BA, so again....



You didn't leave your number so I will just reply here...

The fare will depend on your travel dates obviously, which you didn't specify, and for particular dates BA may well be cheaper (I did not claim otherwise) but in general Air China can be found to be cheaper than your quotes (even under 300) and airlines like Turkish and Qatar around this price. The latter two are a very much nicer experience than BA these days. True, you would have to connect with these. If your requirement is direct to SIN the only real alternative is SQ, it will be a 100 or so more and for most worth it.
Widnesmick3 h, 48 m ago

Explain your reasoning, I’ve always had great service



BA has been implementing major cost cutting in the last few years, but they still charge a premium because of the BA name and history while the product is no better than the competition, in fact often worse. Have a search for satisfaction surveys/rankings, that's the easiest way to see. Or try flying a good airline for a change if you have been a loyal BA fan.
dudedude4 h, 0 m ago

That's lucky isn't it, cos:BA LHR - SIN from £424Singapore LHR-SIN from …That's lucky isn't it, cos:BA LHR - SIN from £424Singapore LHR-SIN from £554Call me back when you can find direct flights to Singapore for £424 return on another carrier.And no, Emirates is NOT better, unless you actually want to go to Dubai.And btw, the US carriers are no better than BA, so again....



I always try to get a connection in UAE because their duty free is so good
faxmax2 h, 37 m ago

You didn't leave your number so I will just reply here...The fare will …You didn't leave your number so I will just reply here...The fare will depend on your travel dates obviously, which you didn't specify, and for particular dates BA may well be cheaper (I did not claim otherwise) but in general Air China can be found to be cheaper than your quotes (even under 300) and airlines like Turkish and Qatar around this price. The latter two are a very much nicer experience than BA these days. True, you would have to connect with these. If your requirement is direct to SIN the only real alternative is SQ, it will be a 100 or so more and for most worth it.


Turkish nicer? Not in my experience.
I've flown them a couple of times, both from KUL and SIN, and the IST-LHR leg is a killer - you get to IST, exhausted, hang around for several hours, then get wedged between two fat blokes for several hours. Not fun.
My last flight was KUL-LHR on BA and there was not a thing wrong with it. Check-in good, flight fine, food fine, enough alcohol.
Sure, the flight attendants on Asian airlines are a bit more servile, but in terms of what's really truly better, the answer is nothing.
SQ for me not really worth extra, as I get some Avios on BA, though you get them also on MH. SQ miles more-or-less useless for me. As I always have an onward connection I'd go for the most convenient flight, be it SQ, MH, BA, I go for price + journey time (including start + end time). SQ economy is economy, it's just not a fundamentally different product from BA.

I think the difference is much greater in premium classes, but at the bottom end not really.

I checked a variety of dates on Google flights, I would be interested to see your under £300 fares?

Obviously BA is not the world's best airline, but having flown lots on 5* Asian airlines and also on BA, in the end it turns out much more important to get a good seat, eye mask, earplugs, neck pillow, noise-cancelling headphones, and not so much to worry about which airline is better. Because the bottom line is 13 hours in Y is horrible and I'd just like to get to my destination.

And while there may be reasons why these fares don't suit different people, to the extent that many people want a direct flight from LHR/LGW to places round the world, they clearly are useful to very many people, so a sale is always welcome news, and there will be thousands of dates/city combinations where they are the best option for HUKD readers...
Edited by: "dudedude" 20th Dec 2017
faxmax2 h, 43 m ago

BA has been implementing major cost cutting in the last few years, but …BA has been implementing major cost cutting in the last few years, but they still charge a premium because of the BA name and history while the product is no better than the competition, in fact often worse. Have a search for satisfaction surveys/rankings, that's the easiest way to see. Or try flying a good airline for a change if you have been a loyal BA fan.


Misleading. This is about the BA WORLD sale. The cost-cutting (and uncompetitiveness) is prevalent on the Europe flights, and also in premium classes.

You still get:
* free bar
* free food
* included luggage allowance

with your Economy world ticket. Also it's not true exactly that they charge a premium for name and history, they charge a premium because direct flights are objectively more valuable than indirect ones. Yes, it's cheaper to go via Dubai or whatever, but it's also cheaper to fly BA from Europe via London than it is to fly from London directly. The pricing is according to the value of the product, there really aren't any great scandals here.

For example, I just randomly looked up a flight, London - New York, and it was £310 at 06:05 on Norwegian, £340 at 17:05 on Norwegian, or £396 on BA. Also £316 on WOW at 11:35 with a 1 hr stopover in Iceland and £324 with a 13 hr stopover on Lufthansa.

The £310 Norwegian flight is cheaper because it's an unsociable time.
The WOW flight is better but it's a 3 hour longer journey time. Personally I think the £340 Norwegian flight is better.
BUT they want £50 for luggage, then food and drinks on top of that, seat selection, and so on. So potentially £440.

I mean you definitely COULD save a few £, if you change your travel style, but there's not much in it. The idea of BA charging this giant premium for their name is not true.
ehosin8 h, 50 m ago

or save 33k avios and fly ex-EU for the same cash price...


I get your point, have you done it?

You’d have to buy the positioning flight and you’d want to ensure you don’t miss the connecting flight unless booked together. Eating into your holiday time too so I’ve always gone direct. I’d like you to tell my Mrs she’s flying an hour in the wrong direction to get a plane which will probably stop back at LHR let alone boarding 2 planes as a nervous flyer.
dudedude12 h, 45 m ago

That's lucky isn't it, cos:BA LHR - SIN from £424Singapore LHR-SIN from …That's lucky isn't it, cos:BA LHR - SIN from £424Singapore LHR-SIN from £554Call me back when you can find direct flights to Singapore for £424 return on another carrier.And no, Emirates is NOT better, unless you actually want to go to Dubai.And btw, the US carriers are no better than BA, so again....


Emirates are way better than BA
faxmax9 h, 8 m ago

BA has been implementing major cost cutting in the last few years, but …BA has been implementing major cost cutting in the last few years, but they still charge a premium because of the BA name and history while the product is no better than the competition, in fact often worse. Have a search for satisfaction surveys/rankings, that's the easiest way to see. Or try flying a good airline for a change if you have been a loyal BA fan.


I’ve flown with Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand and many many more all excellent airlines but as I said previously “I’ve always had great service off BA” . Everyone’s opinion is different and we’re all all entitled to that.
mightyreal1 h, 31 m ago

Emirates are way better than BA


but you have to fly via Dubai.
I visited Dubai once, it was hideous.
Widnesmick2 h, 7 m ago

I’ve flown with Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines, Air New Z …I’ve flown with Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand and many many more all excellent airlines but as I said previously “I’ve always had great service off BA” . Everyone’s opinion is different and we’re all all entitled to that.


That's fine, I respect your opinion however BA's cost cutting programme is a fact, not an opinion, the current CEO who has made a career out of penny pinching was brought in specifically to execute this strategy. General opinion in surveys, especially in the last year or so since the changes have kicked in, support my comment so that is my reasoning which is what you had asked. Individual opinions will vary, I am happy you are happy with BA.
I have to agree-I’ll fly BA if they are significantly cheaper than anyone else, but the service/experience is nowhere near what it was many years ago, I have to agree. That’s my opinion of course.
dudedude10 h, 54 m ago

but you have to fly via Dubai. I visited Dubai once, it was hideous.


Not a great airport, I agree but doesn't mean the airline isn't good
I flew to Dubai last week instead of the usual Emirates and I was shocked how tatty the plane looked, my headphones were broke and a few seats around me were swinging all the way back.
Hardly inspires confidence.
In my experience BA is usually much more expensive for far less service in general but not always as my booking a recent flight shows.
I upgraded to premium for £188 as well which was good value.
The business class looked pitiful when you compaer it to emirates and etihad.
faxmax19th Dec

No point paying extra for BA, in fact for same price I would avoid it. …No point paying extra for BA, in fact for same price I would avoid it. Shame but


Yep, if I want to pay a premium then I'll fly with Singapore, at least I know what I'm paying for... Quality aircraft and quality service unlike BA. Gosh Qatar are cheaper and better! BA has a gone to the dogs, depending on where you are flying. You may get a A380/787 or a clapped out 747/777-2.
dudedude19th Dec

That's lucky isn't it, cos:BA LHR - SIN from £424Singapore LHR-SIN from …That's lucky isn't it, cos:BA LHR - SIN from £424Singapore LHR-SIN from £554Call me back when you can find direct flights to Singapore for £424 return on another carrier.And no, Emirates is NOT better, unless you actually want to go to Dubai.And btw, the US carriers are no better than BA, so again....


Air China southern is generally cheaper to Singapore.
aljack1 h, 25 m ago

Air China southern is generally cheaper to Singapore.


if you want to go via Guangzhou, maybe.
This is NOT a sale -I’ve just price checked my existing booking to NYC in March (same hotel, flights etc) and it is £1000 more expensive than when we booked it several months ago. Don’t be fooled by the adverts, do your homework!
steveieboy120th Dec

I get your point, have you done it?You’d have to buy the positioning f …I get your point, have you done it?You’d have to buy the positioning flight and you’d want to ensure you don’t miss the connecting flight unless booked together. Eating into your holiday time too so I’ve always gone direct. I’d like you to tell my Mrs she’s flying an hour in the wrong direction to get a plane which will probably stop back at LHR let alone boarding 2 planes as a nervous flyer.


yes! saved several hundred by going ARN-LHR-LAX. Flew to ARN the day before (cheap RFS redemption) to minimise chance of missing first leg, and got to potter around the the city, so effectively two holidays for the price of half, even accounting for 1 night' hotel in Stockholm etc
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