First Class return flight to San Francisco (Christmas & New Year dates / Departing LHR) £1,685 @ Skyscanner (British Airways)
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First Class return flight to San Francisco (Christmas & New Year dates / Departing LHR) £1,685 @ Skyscanner (British Airways)

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Refreshed 19th May (Posted 19th May)
This seemed like a decent price to me, you can often pay more for business class!
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petergriffin3219/05/2019 12:04

£1685? I would think twice about paying that even for a private jet.


Then you have no concept of how much private flights cost
nictry19/05/2019 12:06

Amazing price but all seem to have a stop off on the return flight either …Amazing price but all seem to have a stop off on the return flight either ORD or LAX so making that journey 13-14 hours, still a good price thoughAlso all flights are on the old (very old) 747s so bear in mind that although it’s marketed as 1st class it’s nothing like that of other airlines like Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, Thai etc.


Yes, you need to avoid the flights with changes if you want to fly first class all the way, or you'll be stuck on a 737-800 or an old 757/767 with AA and in a very average internal US business class.


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Go direct and you'll be on a code share BA flight on an A380, with proper first class.

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phatbear19/05/2019 13:05

Then you have no concept of how much private flights cost


Judging by your inability to read, I suggest you don't either.

I have said I would think twice about paying that for a private flight, not questioning the cost of a private flight.
exel196619/05/2019 14:55

Be sure to where to some flowers in your hair....



If you're not sure where to get some flowers to wear in your hair, I can recommend a good florist in Ware.
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£1685? I would think twice about paying that even for a private jet.
Amazing price!
Amazing price but all seem to have a stop off on the return flight either ORD or LAX so making that journey 13-14 hours, still a good price though

Also all flights are on the old (10-20 years old) 747s so bear in mind that although it’s marketed as 1st class it’s nothing like that of other airlines like Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, Thai etc.
Edited by: "nictry" 19th May
nictry19/05/2019 12:06

Amazing price but all seem to have a stop off on the return flight either …Amazing price but all seem to have a stop off on the return flight either ORD or LAX so making that journey 13-14 hours, still a good price thoughAlso all flights are on the old (10-20 years old) 747s so bear in mind that although it’s marketed as 1st class it’s nothing like that of other airlines like Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, Thai etc.



I haven’t looked but is there a simple way of checking which aircraft type is used
nictry19/05/2019 12:06

Amazing price but all seem to have a stop off on the return flight either …Amazing price but all seem to have a stop off on the return flight either ORD or LAX so making that journey 13-14 hours, still a good price thoughAlso all flights are on the old (very old) 747s so bear in mind that although it’s marketed as 1st class it’s nothing like that of other airlines like Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, Thai etc.


Yes, you need to avoid the flights with changes if you want to fly first class all the way, or you'll be stuck on a 737-800 or an old 757/767 with AA and in a very average internal US business class.


37677717-orrEs.jpg
Go direct and you'll be on a code share BA flight on an A380, with proper first class.

37677717-F7l47.jpg
Seems like a decent price, but I'd want to spend longer there if I was paying that for the journey. SF is definitely worth visiting though.
How I wish I had that kind of money, but boy that’s a tempting price
petergriffin3219/05/2019 12:04

£1685? I would think twice about paying that even for a private jet.


Then you have no concept of how much private flights cost
phatbear19/05/2019 13:05

Then you have no concept of how much private flights cost


Judging by your inability to read, I suggest you don't either.

I have said I would think twice about paying that for a private flight, not questioning the cost of a private flight.
Oh tempted as wife and I want to head somewhere for NY. But uncommon.sense very good point totally puts me off.

The number of people I've come across who have had horror stories with American Airlines' business class is enough to write a book
slippers197719/05/2019 12:20

I haven’t looked but is there a simple way of checking which aircraft type …I haven’t looked but is there a simple way of checking which aircraft type is used


Yes, just look up the flight number e.g. BA285then check on one of he tracking sites like here planefinder.net/dat…285
Edited by: "nictry" 19th May
Uncommon.Sense19/05/2019 12:22

Yes, you need to avoid the flights with changes if you want to fly first …Yes, you need to avoid the flights with changes if you want to fly first class all the way, or you'll be stuck on a 737-800 or an old 757/767 with AA and in a very average internal US business class.[Image] Go direct and you'll be on a code share BA flight on an A380, with proper first class.[Image]



Sadly you will be very unlikely to get a 380 as posted most of the flight options are on old 747s, you might get lucky from SFO return as looks like they use 747/380 interchangeably but wouldn’t hold my breath or guarantee it
"I left my heart in San Francisco"

At this price I can afford to go back and get it!!!!!!

Melting hot price for this class of quality flying!
nictry19/05/2019 13:24

Sadly you will be very unlikely to get a 380 as posted most of the flight …Sadly you will be very unlikely to get a 380 as posted most of the flight options are on old 747s, you might get lucky from SFO return as looks like they use 747/380 interchangeably but wouldn’t hold my breath or guarantee it


Indeed, BA flies the Airbus A380 from LHR to SFO with codes BA286 & BA287, on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, until Saturday 30 March 2019. So you'd have to look for those days if you wanted to gurntee the plane type.
Edited by: "Uncommon.Sense" 19th May
slippers197719/05/2019 12:20

I haven’t looked but is there a simple way of checking which aircraft type …I haven’t looked but is there a simple way of checking which aircraft type is used


How can I find out which aircraft I'd be flying in please?
matwalaboy19/05/2019 13:03

How I wish I had that kind of money, but boy that’s a tempting price ( …How I wish I had that kind of money, but boy that’s a tempting price


Soooo tempting
excellent price, lucky to have to travel business class with work and cheeky BA are happy to charge me £3500 for a ticket recently and still wanted up to £180 each way to chose my seats before checkin.Last time I fly with them business when the competition is better, saying that first class at this price is excellent but wouldnt pay if I was paying.
Edited by: "eslick" 19th May
The normal price for this is over £8k !!! Stunning deal I am just trying to work out how much the Avios that you will get are worth
Excellent price, though sadly BA's first class is pretty disappointing.

It regularly gets described as "the world's best business class"... which is probably fair.
Edited by: "Psychotext" 19th May
Be sure to where to some flowers in your hair....
You'll also earn around 24,000 avios (more if you're bronze, silver etc) through these flights - effectively a £240 rebate in avios (if you value an avio at 1p)
exel196619/05/2019 14:55

Be sure to where to some flowers in your hair....



If you're not sure where to get some flowers to wear in your hair, I can recommend a good florist in Ware.
£1700 for first class long haul gets my vote. good price.
bitcoin519/05/2019 13:28

"I left my heart in San Francisco" At this price I can afford to go …"I left my heart in San Francisco" At this price I can afford to go back and get it!!!!!!Melting hot price for this class of quality flying!



Its the SFO hotels now that are so expensive 3 nights in Holiday Inn Fishermans Whalf was over £1000
Cold British airway!
Uncommon.Sense19/05/2019 12:22

Yes, you need to avoid the flights with changes if you want to fly first …Yes, you need to avoid the flights with changes if you want to fly first class all the way, or you'll be stuck on a 737-800 or an old 757/767 with AA and in a very average internal US business class.[Image] Go direct and you'll be on a code share BA flight on an A380, with proper first class.[Image]


Booth are very grey and drab, the "better one" looks like an office cubicle".
Why fly first class when you can fly economy and go to a restaurant after?
sew10919/05/2019 16:46

Its the SFO hotels now that are so expensive 3 nights in Holiday Inn …Its the SFO hotels now that are so expensive 3 nights in Holiday Inn Fishermans Whalf was over £1000


true that. wish I had checked the accommodation prices before I booked my flights last year! even Airbnb was brutal
petergriffin3219/05/2019 13:06

Judging by your inability to read, I suggest you don't either.I have said …Judging by your inability to read, I suggest you don't either.I have said I would think twice about paying that for a private flight, not questioning the cost of a private flight.


Phatbear just got ROASTED!!!!
ChampionshipManager19/05/2019 17:15

Why fly first class when you can fly economy and go to a restaurant after?



I was brought up a working class lad but I've been lucky enough to fly 1st class a few times... Don't get me wrong its a fantastic experience, but that extra £1000 would go a LONG way to upgrade the rest of the holiday. If your body can take 14 hours in economy I agree strongly with your comment!
nictry19/05/2019 12:06

Amazing price but all seem to have a stop off on the return flight either …Amazing price but all seem to have a stop off on the return flight either ORD or LAX so making that journey 13-14 hours, still a good price thoughAlso all flights are on the old (10-20 years old) 747s so bear in mind that although it’s marketed as 1st class it’s nothing like that of other airlines like Emirates, Qatar, Singapore, Thai etc.


If stuck in LA you get access to Qantas first lounge (end corridor on left) - and usually a celeb or two mooching around in there. Burger is excellent!
That's some fine seasoning for the caviar.
My experience of this is you need to know the aircraft you are on. Goood price though Heat added
petergriffin3219/05/2019 12:04

£1685? I would think twice about paying that even for a private jet.



Stupid Family Guy type comment!
petergriffin3219/05/2019 17:46

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Salty as... who cares what other people can afford. Concentrate on yourself.
Or travel economy and use the saving to upgrade to a top notch hotel.
sew10919/05/2019 16:46

Its the SFO hotels now that are so expensive 3 nights in Holiday Inn …Its the SFO hotels now that are so expensive 3 nights in Holiday Inn Fishermans Whalf was over £1000


published prices can be steep - but you can often get good deals by booking a secret hotel (e.g. Priceline express deals, Hotwire hot rate, lastminute top secret hotels) - in the past couple of years have got Sheraton fishermans wharf for £120 per night and Holiday Inn fishermans wharf for £110...
GLA19/05/2019 18:38

Salty as... who cares what other people can afford. Concentrate on …Salty as... who cares what other people can afford. Concentrate on yourself.


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i went business with ba and it doesent seem to be much different than the pics so whats even the point
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