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British Airway’s Buy Now, Fly Now or Later

‘London For Free,’ a British
Airways fare sale to London and Europe from the New York area combined
with two free hotel nights in the British capital is being offered for
sale today through Friday, June 25th. Roundtrip airfares start at just $334 for shoulder season travel and free
nights are available at a selection of London hotels including some
four-star properties.

Roundtrip summer season bargains, including a free stopover in London and
two free hotel nights, also are available starting as low as $594 per
person. In addition, comparable low fares between New York and over 40
cities on the European Continent also are available.

“For a graduation present, Father’s Day gift or spending a day or two at
one of London’s many art and music festivals, the ‘London for free’ offer
represents a significant opportunity to experience the best of Britain
when the summer season is in full bloom,” said Elizabeth Weisser, Vice
President Marketing North America for British Airways. “And the great
fares available for the autumn and winter make Britain’s traditional
attractions—museums, theatre, shops and restaurants and the British
countryside—all the more inviting.”

This special offer is available only from British Airways’ two New York
area airports, JFK and Newark, where British Airways offers a total of ten
daily flights to London Heathrow Airport.

Free attractions are in abundance throughout London during the summertime;
just to name a few: the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery,
the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the Natural History
Museum. Other free events are Art Fortnight London, June 21-July 5; City
of London Music Festival, June 1-Aug. 25; Notting Hill Carnival, Aug.
29-30; Thames Festival and London Open House Weekend, Sept. 18-19, just to
name a few.


Centrally located London hotels participating in ‘London for free’ include
the Royal National, Comfort Inn Kensington, Royal Eagle, Jury’s Inn
Chelsea, Corus Hyde Park, Rembrandt, City Inn Westminster, St Giles and
the Thistle Kensington Park.

Fares are available for sale through midnight (EDT), Friday, June 25.
Economy seat sale fares are based on mid-week travel, Monday-Wednesday.
Weekend travel, Thursday-Sunday, is available with an additional $30
surcharge each way.

Tickets must be purchased seven days in advance of departure; minimum stay
is one Saturday night and maximum stay is 11 months.

Passengers also may upgrade to the World Traveller Plus cabin with
roundtrip summer fares available for $794, and Autumn fares starting at
$584. The World Traveller Plus cabin features 38 inch pitch seats in a
separate cabin aboard longhaul wide-body B747 and B777 aircraft.

Fares are subject to availability and do not include government fees and
taxes of approximately $92-$123 for World Traveller and $125-$163 for
World Traveller Plus, plus a $2.50 Sept. 11 Security Fee.

Summer season is valid through Sept. 1, 2004; shoulder season is from
Sept. 2 through Oct. 29, 2004.

Further information of the wide choice of flight times between New York
and London, European destinations and choice of hotel may be obtained from
local area travel agents or by visiting the airline’s web site at Travel agents also may refer and/or book