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British Airways Reveals First Class Wing at London Heathrow Terminal 5

by Continental Club on March 22, 2017  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , ,

British Airways has released the first official details of  ‘The First Wing‘ at its London Heathrow home. The First Wing will encompass and enlarge the existing First Class check in area at the South end of Terminal 5, linking through to new security channels which, for the first time, will allow eligible passengers direct access to the carrier’s Galleries First Lounge.

The First Wing will be open to members of the British Airways Executive Club at the Gold tier and above, as well as to Emerald cardholders of oneworld alliance frequent flyer programmes and, of course, to all those travelling in British Airways’ First Class. The latter will also enjoy direct access to The Concorde Room.

The check-in area is 250% larger than the original First Class zone, and The First Wing is defined by a three metre high and 29 metre long curved wall,  which serves to guide passengers through to the lounge complex.

The First Wing is slated to open in early April 2017. For more information, visit ba.com.

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CC IG3: America West

by Continental Club on January 9, 2017  |  Leave a comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Three more from the Continental Club Instagram account ~

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It's a canyon. It's grand. And tonight, it looks jaw-dropping. #canyon #grandcanyon #arizona #travel #usa #continentalclub

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The New American. The Good Old Bloody Mary. #americanairlines #thenewamerican #aadvantage #bloodymary #absolut

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British Airways Black Friday Sale Update: More Fares Released

by Continental Club on November 24, 2016  |  2 comments • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysLast night, we reported that British Airways had revealed its Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale, offering pairs of Club World Business Class return tickets to selected longhaul destinations for a combined total of £2016. This morning, it appears that more destinations have been added at flash sale fares; some at 2 for £2016 and some slightly higher. All fares are available to book now at ba.com with a booking deadline of 23:59GMT on 28th November 2016. Outbound travel to most destinations must take place on or after the 18th December 2016, and on or before the 2nd January 2017. Again for most destinations, travel must be completed by 6th January 2017.

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As usual, Continental Club readers are among the very first to know about the sale, well before a specific promotional page for the sale appears on the BA website. With that in mind, the British Airways Low Fare Finder is the easiest means of checking and booking the lowest fares.

Update: the promotional page is now live at ba.com/blackfriday.

The additional fare availability includes destinations such as Nairobi and Toronto, meaning that this promotion targets North America, the Middle East, Africa and the Far East, with Latin America, the Caribbean, South Asia and Australia missing out this time around.

A key point is that some of these fares, despite being low, are both changeable and at least partially refundable, with no minimum stay requirement. Full terms are shown at the final fare page at ba.com.

Club World Business Class and First Class Sale fares earn full Tier Point and Avios credit in the British Airways Executive Club, and points in the OnBusiness SME Loyalty programme for eligible members. Connecting itineraries may offer higher levels of Tier Point and Avios earning.

For a list of currently available longhaul destinations and starting Club World and First Class fares, scroll down or click ‘READ MORE’ below. The listing includes the equivalent fares from the last full sale in October 2016, although that sale did of course offer a greater range of travel dates.

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British Airways Business & First Class Sale Fares Loaded 27th October 2016

by Continental Club on October 27, 2016  |  One comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has this morning loaded sale fares for 2016 and 2017 travel to destinations worldwide in their Club World Business and First Class cabins. Periods of availability vary by destination. Fares must be booked by 23:59 GMT on 8th November 2016. As usual, we try to be the first to announce new BA Sales, so once again we were ahead of any public advertising. Although the official Sale page has now been published, the BA Low Fare Finder at ba.com is the best way to check the new fares and Continental Club readers will hopefully benefit from the very best availability.

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Club World fares are on average 2% higher than the last sale in August 2016 and First Class fares are just under 2.5% lower than last time. Business Class to the Caribbean and Latin America, and First Class to selected Middle East destinations look to be the best value propositions this time around. Newly-announced routes to New Orleans (launching from London Heathrow on 27th March 2017) and Fort Lauderdale (launching from London Gatwick on 6th July 2017) are available to book.

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Club World Business Class and First Class Sale fares earn full Tier Point and Avios credit in the British Airways Executive Club, and points in the OnBusiness SME Loyalty programme for eligible members.

For a list of currently available longhaul destinations and starting Club World and First Class fares, scroll down or click ‘READ MORE’ below. The listing includes the equivalent fares from the last full sale in August 2016.

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British Airways Business & First Class Sale Fares Loaded 16th June 2016

by Continental Club on June 16, 2016  |  One comment • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has this morning loaded sale fares for 2016 and 2017 travel to destinations worldwide in their Club World Business and First Class cabins. Periods of availability vary by destination as usual, with the very lowest fares largely focused on Christmas and New Year once again, although some discounts also show across the Northern Summer 2016. Fares must be booked by 23:59 GMT on 12th July 2016. As usual, we try to be the first to announce new BA Sales, so once again we’re ahead of any public advertising. Until that starts, the BA Low Fare Finder at ba.com is the best way to check the new fares and Continental Club readers will hopefully benefit from the very best availability.

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Club World fares are on average 5% lower than the last sale in April 2016. First Class fares are, again on average, just over 1% higher than last time, although the ‘stand-out’ fares in this sale are in fact in First to the Middle East and South Asia, with Abu Dhabi showing at £1645, Dubai at £1760, and Muscat at £1761. Mumbai in First is from £1927 and New Delhi is from £1923. Many of these destinations show First Class fares at an effective additional cost of just £200 each way on top of the Club sale fare.

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Club World Business Class and First Class Sale fares earn full Tier Point and Avios credit in the British Airways Executive Club, and points in the OnBusiness SME Loyalty programme for eligible members.

For a list of currently available longhaul destinations and starting Club World and First Class fares, scroll down or click ‘READ MORE’ below. The listing includes the equivalent fares from the last full sale in April 2016.

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British Airways Business & First Class Sale Fares Loaded 21st April 2016

by Continental Club on April 21, 2016  |  2 comments • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has announced that the World Is On Sale for 2016 travel to destinations worldwide in their Club World Business and First Class cabins. Periods of availability vary by destination as usual, reflecting seasonal demand variations. Fares must be booked by 23:59 GMT on 17th May 2016. An official ‘Sale‘ page is published to the airline’s website, although the BA Low Fare Finder at ba.com is the best way to check the new fares and availability.

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Travel periods generally mirror peak leisure travel ‘holiday’ periods, and in general Club World fares are on a par with the last sale in March 2016. First Class fares are, on average, just under 14% lower than last time, with the ‘stand-out’ First Class fares being £1894 to New York, £2212 to Hong Kong and £3320 to Johannesburg. In fact, the majority of North American destinations show First Class fares at an effective additional cost of £200 each way on top of the Club sale fare.

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Club World Business Class and First Class Sale fares earn full Tier Point and Avios credit in the British Airways Executive Club, and points in the OnBusiness SME Loyalty programme for eligible members.

For a list of currently available longhaul destinations and starting Club World and First Class fares, scroll down or click ‘READ MORE’ below. The listing includes the equivalent fares from the last full sale in March 2016.

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British Airways Business & First Class Sale Fares Loaded 3rd March 2016

by Continental Club on March 3, 2016  |  2 comments • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British AirwaysBritish Airways has loaded its Spring Luxury World Sale for 2016 travel to destinations worldwide in their Club World Business and First Class cabins. Periods of availability vary by destination as usual, reflecting seasonal demand variations. Fares must be booked by 23:59 GMT on 22nd March 2016. An official ‘Sale‘ page is published to the airline’s website, although the BA Low Fare Finder at ba.com is the best way to check the new fares and availability.

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Travel periods generally mirror peak leisure travel ‘holiday’ periods, although North American destinations are generally priced rather higher than in the last sale. Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern fares are largely on a par with December 2015 sale prices, with the Far East & Australia mostly lower than the Winter promotion. The stand-out fare in this sale appears to be First Class to Delhi for Christmas 2016, which has availability at £1961 return – which we calculate to be a 40% saving on the previous price.

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Club World Business Class and First Class Sale fares earn full Tier Point and Avios credit in the British Airways Executive Club, and points in the OnBusiness SME Loyalty programme for eligible members.

For a list of currently available longhaul destinations and starting Club World and First Class fares, scroll down or click ‘READ MORE’ below. The listing includes the equivalent fares from the last ‘full’ sale in December 2015.

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British Airways Business & First Class Sale Fares Loaded 29th October 2015

by Continental Club on October 29, 2015  |  3 comments • Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

British Airways has today loaded sale fares for travel to destinations worldwide in their Club World Business and First Class cabins and, as usual, we’re bringing Continental Club readers the breaking news before the official advertising starts – when availability is at its very best. The fares are listed in full below and are available to book immediately at ba.com.

The specific promotional page for the sale is now live on the BA website at ba.com, but the British Airways Low Fare Finder may be the easiest means of checking and booking the lowest fares.

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Club World Business Class and First Class Sale fares earn full Tier Point and Avios credit in the British Airways Executive Club, and points in the OnBusiness SME Loyalty programme for eligible members. Sale fares are available on selected services operated by BA’s latest Airbus A380, Boeing 787-8 and Boeing 787-9 fleets, with the latter’s 8-Seat First Class cabin shown here.

Bookings in this sale must be made by 17th November 2015, for various travel dates between 12th November 2015 and 15th October 2016. Some travel periods to certain destinations are quite restricted this time; the lowest fares to Dubai, for example, are available only for travel between 18th December 2015 and 8th January 2016. Most sale fares must be booked no later than 28 days before departure.

Comparing this sale to the last ‘Premium Leisure Offer’ in August 2015, North America, the Caribbean and Latin America look to be the biggest beneficiaries of fare reductions, whilst across Africa, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Nairobi have so far missed the sale fairy’s dust shaker completely. We will monitor this in case of further sprinklings over the continent.

In the meantime, for a full list of currently available longhaul destinations and starting Club World and First Class fares, scroll down or click ‘READ MORE’ below. The listing includes the equivalent fares from the last comparable sale in August 2015.

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