ANYWHERE USA, Feb. 11 - An unprecedented air fare sale of $198 round-trip from anywhere in the USA to London is being offered by British Airways for the next three days, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The $198 round-trip fare is valid for travel Feb. 18 through March 31, 2003 and Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, 2003. The airline is also offering greatly reduced fares for travel throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall.
“This offer marks the first time anyone on the West Coast may purchase a ticket to London for the same price as anyone from the East Coast or Midwest,” said Elizabeth Weisser, vice president marketing North America for British Airways.
“With Valentine’s Day this Friday, what could be better than a truly memorable Valentine’s present - a romantic trip to London or Europe. It’s an incredibly priced gift that can be taken almost anytime during the year.
“For April, May and October, the US/London round-trip fare will be $298, for June and September, $398, and for July and August, the most popular summer months, the round-trip fare is set at $498
“With these reduced prices, British Airways’ customers may plan travel for anytime throughout the year, as these round-trip fares represent savings of hundreds of dollars off the regular fares.
Also, travelers wishing to visit any one of 40 European destinations beyond London may travel for as little as an additional $99 (round-trip from/to London) to such cities as Amsterdam, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Genoa, Munich, Nice, Paris or Zurich. Other European destinations are also available at slightly higher prices.
An upgrade to the World Traveller Plus cabin also is available for an additional $200 (per sector from East Coast cities - $250 from West Coast cities which include Chicago and Houston) on most flights between USA airports and London Heathrow Airport. World Traveller Plus features 38 inch pitch seats in a separate cabin aboard longhaul B747 and B777 aircraft.
The minimum stay is one Saturday night and the maximum stay is nine months; all travel must be completed by Jan. 31, 2004. Tickets must be booked and paid for no later than Feb. 13, 2003.
The $198 fare is valid for midweek travel only; midweek is considered Mon.-Wed. eastbound and Tues.-Thurs. westbound. Weekend surcharges apply at $25 each way. Two London stopovers are permitted, one in each direction, for an additional $50 per stopover.
Economy fares are subject to availability and do not include government fees and taxes of approximately $94 plus the $2.50 Sept. 11th Security Fee per person when departing the USA. For passengers upgrading to World Traveller Plus, the government fees and taxes are approximately $123 plus the $2.50 Sept. 11th Security Fee. Additional taxes apply for stopovers and other restrictions may apply.
British Airways flies daily to London from 20 cities in the United States. Further information on British Airways flight schedules and more detailed fare information is available from local travel agents or by visiting the airline’s website at www.britishairways.com/bafare.