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Skip over at Luxury Flight Club is bringing the noise once again with some killer roundtrip Business Class fares on One World. Loads of departure cities and these are bookable on OTAs, BA.com, Chase and Amex. I found dates to be available from now through early 2022 and even out of smaller airports like Indianapolis that connect through hubs. I think this is a great cash fare personally, but if you’re looking to save dough and use up some points…I broke down why I think it could be a good deal with Chase or Amex. I would highly suggest you look at cabin layouts if you end up on a flight issued by BA and flown by BA that you do it with a 1-2-1 cabin so you lock down Club Suites. AA’s business class is pretty solid throughout, but their super diamond and 77W are my favorite.
Credit Cards I would use to Book it if using cash
There are a wide range of cards that earn bonus points on travel
- American Express Platinum – 5x on tickets purchased in Amex travel or directly with the airline
- American Express Gold – 3x on tickets purchased in Amex travel or directly with the airline
- Chase Sapphire Reserve – 3x on travel
- Chase Ink Business Preferred – 3x on travel
- Chase Sapphire Preferred – 2x on travel
- Citi Thank You Prestige – 5x on Air Travel
- Citi Thank You Premier – 3x on Air Travel
Using Chase or Amex to book – here’s how many points it would cost you.
If you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve, you get 1.5c per point. So a $1500 flight would set you back just 100k points. This is roundtrip business class for 50k each way and none of those outrageous fees that you normally pay when going in/out of London. If you’re using a Chase Sapphire Preferred or a Chase Ink Business Preferred, you’d get laying down 120k points. Still a really fine redemption. Ordinarily, flights in/out of London have between $500-$1000 in fees roundtrip. Booking this way avoids those and also uses fewer points than you would probably use with a partner.
If you have an Amex Business Platinum, you get a 35% rebate when using points for business/first class. This would mean you’d be paying 97,500 points for a $1500 roundtrip ticket. Pretty awesome if you ask me. Have an Amex Business Gold? You would get a 25% rebate and end up paying 112,500 points for a $1500 flight. Ordinarily I’d shoot to get 2 cents per point, but you could book these flights in/out of london for less than these point rates by transferring into partners. That’s a darn good deal if you ask me. You could even try out BA’s new club suites.
Here is a list from Luxury Flight Club – these are their affiliate links, not mine.
Boston (BOS) – London (LHR) $1,393*
Boston (BOS) – Edinburgh (EDI) $1,436
Charlotte (CLT) – London (LHR) $1,600*
Chicago (ORD) – London (LHR) $1,430*
Denver (DEN) – London (LHR) $1,408*
Houston (IAH) – London (LHR) $1,505*
Las Vegas (LAS) – London (LHR) $1,408*
Los Angeles (LAX) – London (LHR) $1,408*
Philadelphia (PHL) – London (LHR) $1,602*
Phoenix (PHX) – London (LHR) $1,605*
Miami (MIA) – London (LHR) $1,505*
Nashville (BNA) – London (LHR) $1,709
New Orleans (MSY) – London (LHR) $1,601
New York (JFK) – Barcelona (BCN) $1,313
New York (LGA) – Milan (MXP) $1,433
New York (EWR) – Edinburgh (EDI) $1,442
Orlando (MCO) – London (LHR) $1,460*
Salt Lake City (SLC) – London (LHR) $1,603
San Diego (SAN) – London (LHR) $1,602
San Francisco (SFO) – London (LHR) $1,408*
Seattle (SEA) – London (LHR) $1,408*
Washington (IAD) – Barcelona (BCN) $1,384
Washington (IAD) – London (LHR) $1,408*
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