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While we’re all grounded right now, we don’t have to ground all future aspirations. Look forward to highly unusual Upgrade Opportunities bookable now for travel later this year and next year.

Flash Deal Summary

Sample Savings: Chicago to Brussels goes for $2,099, compared to the normal fare at $3,615, a savings of $1,516 (42%).

Sample Savings: Chicago to Brussels goes for $2,099, compared to the normal fare at $3,615, a savings of $1,516 (42%).

Sample Savings: British Airways’ published fare is a few dollars more,  Austin to Brussels goes for $2,164 round-trip, but with the AARP discount the cost drops to $2,099 refer back to British Airways cuts AARP discount. Plus the 10% discount for the British Airways Visa Card (current promo code, is CHASEBA10) and the fare drops to $1,889.

Upgrading on British Airways: From Business to First Class takes 36,000 to 45,000 miles during off-peak and 40,000 to 50,000 miles during peak season round-trip. For more information, go here.

See FCF’s Risk of Booking Tickets Now widget for more information on the risks of booking mileage tickets.

Sample Savings with Amex’s International Airline Program (IAP): Phoenix to Brussels with the IAP discount, for British Airways, is $2,004.

Remember that Flash Airfares—which can change any time and probably will, generally within a day or two, more or less—can be extended, see FCF’s February report for details on Hold It Right There: How to Lock in Amazing Premium Flash Fares Long Enough to Decide If They’re Right for You.

  • Ticketing Deadline: Varies
  • Advance Purchase: Varies
  • Departure/Return Travel Days: Varies
  • Travel Window: Varies
  • Minimum Stay: Varies
  • Maximum Stay: Varies

Be sure to mention the availability code to your travel agent or airline reservationist so that these valuable fare needles can be found in the haystack: British Airways, I; United, P.

Screenshot of sample fare on united.com:

Screenshot of sample fare on britishairways.com with AARP discount:  

 

Screenshot of sample fare on britishairways.com with British Airways Visa 10% (code: CHASEBA10) discount:

 

Screenshot of sample fare on amextravel.com with IAP discount:

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Disclaimer:

Everybody knows how frequently airfares change (some estimates claim that there are up to 500,000 fare changes daily). Because that’s a few too many for First Class Flyer to keep up with, FCF cannot guarantee that all fares discussed will be available when you go to make a booking. Also, for the sake of quick and easy “executive summary” format, all fare rules and restrictions can’t possibly be included. Fares quoted usually include the average taxes and fees for the routes in the chart.