British Airways Is Offering £200 Roundtrip Fares To Celebrate Its Birthday

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British Airways celebrates its 100th birthday in 2019 and the airline is planning a number of events, deals and promotions to mark its centenary.

In an earlier post I wrote about British Airways repainting some of its aircraft in liveries from its history but, while that is just a nice bit of nostalgia, the second announcement from BA today has the potential to be a nice money saver if you’re booking flights out of the UK.

British Airways has announced that it will offer fares from £100 each way to two different destinations every day through Thursday 24 January.

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The destinations on offer will be in the US, Africa and South America and customers will need to log in to at midday (UK time) to have a chance of snapping up these fares.

Unsurprisingly these fares will only be available for a limited number of seats so you’ll have to be quick (and probably be prepared to make an instant decision) if you want to book one of these deals.

The airline offered these fares at midday today but, as I’m on Pacific Time and BA didn’t mention this until today, I had absolutely no chance of getting the information out in time – sorry!

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Based on what has been reported on Flyertalk it looks as if today’s destinations were New York (JFK) and Cape Town for outbound travel between 25 February and 22 March 2019 with inbound travel having to be taken by 29 March 2019.

I’m not sure I’d get into a scramble just to book NYC for £200 roundtrip but the deal to Cape Town was unquestionably very good (even if it is for travel in Economy Class 🙂 ).

It’s disappointing that BA has made the travel window so short and only released details of this deal a month before the travel window opens…but hopefully a few readers will be able to make the most of this.

While I’m probably not going to get involved in this promotion (I have far too much flying around booked for the next few months) I will be logging in at midday on one of the days the promotion is running just to see how BA’s website stands up to the increased traffic this will probably generate. is buggy and temperamental on the best of days and the airline’s IT department comes across as being one of the most useless around so there’s every chance that chaos will reign supreme in the minutes that the fares are available.

Be prepared for frustration and page errors and don’t expect too much if you’re hoping to land one of these fares….that’s the best advice I have for anyone wanting to avoid disappointment.


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