Business Class to Europe from Just 30,000 Avios + $446 Round-Trip!

Oct 15, 2015

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Update: Some destinations are even less expensive. Here’s round-trip business from Philly to Madrid for $362!

Philadelphia (PHL) to Madrid (MAD) for $362 round-trip!
Philadelphia (PHL) to Madrid (MAD) for $362 round-trip!

This morning, we shared a fantastic British Airways fare sale from several cities around the US to many destinations in Europe. Fares are priced at $1,440 round-trip in business class all the way through August 2016, though you can save a bit more if you travel over Thanksgiving. See our earlier post to get some ideas of what you can book. Note that you need to be an AARP member to get the biggest discount, but anyone can join (more on that in the post above).

New York (JFK) to London (LHR) in business class for $446 round-trip.
New York (JFK) to London (LHR) in business class for $446 round-trip.

Even more exciting than that, however, is an opportunity to offset the cost of these cash bookings by redeeming British Airways Avios. You can transfer points to British Airways instantly from Ultimate Rewards, earned with cards like Chase Sapphire Preferred, so you can take advantage of this deal even if you don’t currently have Avios in your account.

Redeeming 30,000 Avios.
Redeeming 30,000 Avios.

After you select your flights, you can take $764 off the cost of the ticket by redeeming 30,000 Avios. TPG values British Airways Avios at 1.6 cents apiece. However, with this deal, you can get 2.5 cents in value per Avios point. In the case of the Thanksgiving flight above, you’ll pay just $446 after redeeming 30,000 Avios. And you’ll earn the full number of miles for the round-trip flight.

If you’re interested in taking advantage, don’t delay — flights must be ticketed no longer than midnight tomorrow!

H/T: Former TPG Intern Kevin Song

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