British Airways UK Black Friday Deals: £282 fares to the US & more



British Airways has released details of its attempt at a Black Friday sale and to say that it’s underwhelming would be an understatement. The airline is offering a limited number of roundtrip fares to the US East Coast from just £282 (which, admittedly, isn’t too bad), there are one or two interesting Business Class deals (which aren’t officially part of the Black Friday sale) and a few savings on holiday bookings. That’s pretty much it.

Here’s what you need to know about BA’s Black Friday “deals”:

20,000 seats to the US at £299 roundtrip

British Airways is offering fares of between £282 and £299 for roundtrip travel between London Heathrow and New York, Boston, and Philadelphia.

The key terms for this deal are as follows:

  • This promotion is only open to Eligible Participants. An Eligible Participant is a person who is aged 18 years or over.
  • Limited availability of flights to New York, Boston, and Philadelphia at these prices.
  • All promotional fares quoted are from London Heathrow airport and are based on the lowest available price available at this time on ba.com.
  • Prices include all taxes, fees and carrier charges, correct as of 25 November 2021.
  • Flights to all destinations must be booked between 25 November 2021 and 23:59 GMT 30 November 2021.
  • This promotion applies to return World Traveller tickets booked during the booking period for travel between 10 January 2022 and 25 March 2022
  • Price requires a Saturday night stay and is hand baggage only (Basic fare)
  • The promotion applies only to flights on the routes specified on ba.com. These are operated by BA except where shown to be operated by American Airlines.
  • The promotion does not apply to travel on any other BA franchisee or alliance airline, or any flight operated by a codeshare partner.
  • All promotional flights are non-refundable.
  • Promotional travel must be booked, ticketed, started and finished in the UK.

Full terms and conditions can be found on the British Airways Black Friday sale page

Save up to £300 on holidays

Book a holiday and get the following savings:

  • Save £300 when you spend £10,000 or more on flight + hotel
  • Save £200 when you spend £5,000 or more on flight + hotel
  • Save £100 when you spend £2,500 or more on flight + hotel or flight + car
  • Save £50 when you spend £1,250 or more on flight + hotel or flight + car
  • Save £25 when you spend £650 or more on flight + car

Any discounts due will be confirmed on the search results page and will already be applied to the prices you see on the British Airways website.

Key terms:

  • The savings are per booking.
  • A Holiday Package booking means any booking including return flights and a hotel or car for the duration of the travel period. Hotels or cars added to flights after a flight has been selected or booked will not be eligible.
  • Holiday bookings including multiple destinations are not eligible.
  • Flight + car Holiday Package savings are applied before any Extras (insurance waiver, car seats, etc.) are added to the booking.
  • To be eligible for a saving, customers must use either the BA Holiday Finder tool or choose ‘Flight + hotel’ or ‘Flight + car’ when commencing a search.
  • Prices advertised on ba.com include the discount where applicable. Quotes in the Create your trip booking tool will not include any applicable discounts – discounts in this book flow will be applied at the discretion of British Airways Holidays and you must call to have your discount applied.
  • To take advantage of the offer, Holiday Packages must be booked between 00:01 GMT 25.11.2021 and 23:59 GMT 30.11.2021 for travel to be completed between 01.12.2021 and 20.10.2022 inclusive.

Full terms and conditions can be found on the British Airways Black Friday sale page

Other deals

While not part of the British Airways Black Friday sale, the following good/reasonable long-haul roundtrip airfares are currently available out of London:

Economy Class

  • Antigua – from £330
  • Barbados – from £390
  • Cancun – from £368
  • Dubai – from £298
  • Los Angeles – from £390
  • Miami – from £335
  • Orlando – from £385
  • Punta Cana – from £378
  • San Diego – from £399
  • San Francisco – from £388
  • St Lucia – from £380
  • Tampa – from £358
  • Tel Aviv – from £226
  • Tobago – from £380
  • Vancouver – from £385

Business Class

  • Austin – from £1,495
  • Chicago – from £1,495
  • Denver – from £1,500
  • Kingston – from £1,485
  • Los Angeles – from £1,653
  • Montreal – from £1,595
  • Nashville – from £1,595
  • New York – from £1,433
  • Rio de Janeiro – from £1,498
  • Sao Paulo – from £1,493
  • Seattle – from £1,495
  • St Lucia – from £1,581
  • Vancouver – from £1,594

With the possible exception of the Business Class fares to Rio and Sao Paulo, none of these fares are exceptional or fantastic. If you’re not in a hurry to book, it may be worth waiting to see if BA publishes a better sale in the lead-up to the end of the year.

You can find all of the best fares that British Airways is currently offering by using the airline’s Low Price Finder tool.

Bottom Line

The British Airways Black Friday sale is live but if you were hoping for some nice deals to kick off the Holiday season you’re probably going to be disappointed. There are a few interesting Economy Class fares on offer and one or two Business Class fares that look like they could be a good deal but overall, this isn’t going to get many people rushing to make new bookings.

Link to the British Airways Black Friday sale page

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