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Deal alert: Fly business class to London for as low as $1,875 round-trip

Aug. 17, 2022
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A recent deal from JetBlue for business-class travel to the United Kingdom seems to have created some fear of missing out among other airlines.

That's good news for you, as we now see another sale for business-class seats to London from a number of U.S. cities on the Eastern Seaboard like Boston and New York. Airlines such as British Airways, TAP Air Portugal and United are getting in on the action.

This is a solid sale, as some fares are under $2,200 for nonstop flights. The best availability is between October and early 2023. There are even a few routes that include travel during the holidays. Do note that TAP has some of the cheaper round-trip tickets to London in this deal, but they include a layover in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Unless you pack excessively for a trip, you shouldn't have to worry about baggage fees with this deal.

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A hearty thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for tipping us off to this deal. Its Premium membership is available for $49 per year, while the Elite tier option is available for $199 per year. The latter offers access to deals on premium economy, business- and first-class tickets.

As always, be as flexible with your travel plans as possible, as it'll typically help you find better prices.

Deal basics

Airlines: British Airways and TAP Air Portugal.
Routes: Boston, Chicago, Newark, New York, Washington and other cities to London.
How to book: Search Google Flights and book directly with the airline.
Travel dates: October 2022 through March 2023, with holidays included on some routes.

Related: Why I swear by daytime flights from New York City to London, in any cabin

Sample flights

British Airways has nonstop flights from Boston to the U.K. just before Christmas for $2,260 round-trip. This business-class ticket from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Heathrow Airport (LHR) is a solid price for lie-flat travel during the holidays. With BA, you get two free checked bags and a carry-on, so you should have no packing concerns.

(Screenshot from google.com/flights)

This same excellent price is available on BA from Boston to London over Christmas, if you're thinking of spending the holiday overseas.

(Screenshot from google.com/flights)

TAP has nice business-class deals to London from Newark, too. The catch, as we mentioned earlier, is that its discounted itineraries involve a layover in Lisbon each way.

If you're OK with that, you should consider this round-trip ticket from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to London in November for only $1,875.

(Screenshot from google.com/flights)

This route is also available in February and March. It costs a bit more, but it's still worth it.

(Screenshot from google.com/flights)

There are a few good routes from Washington, D.C., to London in this sale, but you have to hurry. Most availability is drying up. We did see this TAP deal. You can fly business class from Dulles International Airport (IAD) to London in February for $2,532 round-trip.

(Screenshot from google.com/flights)

Related: A fever dream of beautiful things: My obsession with the new NoMad London Hotel

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Bottom line

Don't miss out on scoring a good deal on your business-class seat to the U.K.

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  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
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