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British Airways just launched a 3-day sale on business class fares from most US cities to the UK, bringing fares down to $1,952 roundtrip (including taxes) for travel between May 23 and June 9. However, I forgot to mention that if you are a current British Airways Visa cardholder, you can get an additional 10% off by using promo code CARDOFFERU at checkout, or by using this link. With the discount, a Miami-London roundtrip priced out at $1,752.84.

$1752.84 for a British Airways roundtrip business class ticket Miami to London

I priced a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland for the same dates and it came out to only $12 more, for a grand total of $1,764.87.

$1,764 roundtrip Miami to Edinburgh in business class

Competitors are also matching these fares, including American which means you can upgrade from Business to First class with a systemwide or miles. If you don’t want Oneworld status, the other major carriers have all matched as well. For the same dates, I was able to cobble together a Delta trip via Detroit and Amsterdam (to maximize miles, naturally) that would yield me 15,340 Medallion Qualifying Miles. I was also able to pull these fares up on Amex Travel for the same price and you earn 4 Amex points per dollar spent through that portal when you use your Premier Rewards Gold card, which is almost an additional 8,000 points.

Delta Miami to London for $1,962

United has also matched- $1,947 total roundtrip from Los Angeles to London

United Business Class Los Angeles to London for $1,947 total roundtrip

The only problem is that these fares are only good for travel until June 9, so the window is short. However, if you’ve got the cash and want to work on elite status requalification, these are great ways to rack up a lot of elite miles in a short amount of time and in comfort!

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.

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More Things to Know
  • Receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
  • No matter where you're traveling, when you use your Premier Rewards Gold Card there are no foreign transaction fees from American Express.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a year in baggage fees and more at one airline.
  • Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, if available with The Hotel Collection at Terms apply.
  • There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $195.
  • Terms and limitations apply. See Rates & Fees
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Regular APR
Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
Balance Transfer Fee
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Excellent Credit
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