British Airways Economy & Premium Economy Sale – 15 March 2012

by Continental Club on March 13, 2012

It appears that the next British Airways sale of seats in their World Traveller (economy) and World Traveller Plus (premium economy) cabins from the United Kingdom is being loaded today in preparation for launch on Thursday 15 March 2012. Various travel departures up to 31 January 2013 and 90 destinations worldwide are slated to feature.

Combined World Traveller flight and hotel packages will include New York with three nights at the 3* Roosevelt Hotel from £499, and seven nights in Tobago at the 3* Rex Turtle Beach Resort from £599.

Fares for flight-only offers include New York from £396 return and Los Angeles from £449; Dubai from £410 and Bordeaux £98.

Members of the British Airways Executive Club may be particularly interested in the inclusion of World Traveller Plus premium economy flight-only fares in the sale; such fares  may be upgraded (subject to availability) to Club World business class using Avios points.

Past experience suggests that fares will be progressively loaded during the day so it will be worth checking the British Airways Low Fare Finder on throughout the day to see when the new fares appear.

The best availability tends to be before mass-marketing commences on the official launch date.

Bookings must be made by 27 March 2012.

For a full list of currently available destinations and starting fares, scroll down or click ‘READ MORE’ below:

World Traveller World Traveller Plus
Economy Premium Economy
North America
Atlanta £485.00 £828.00
Boston £444.00 £727.00
Calgary £672.00 £1,115.00
Chicago £471.00 £828.00
Dallas £539.00 £982.00
Denver £547.00 £990.00
Houston £507.00 £950.00
Las Vegas £689.00 £132.00
Los Angeles £489.00 £945.00
Miami £485.00 £946.00
Montreal £520.00 £863.00
New York £424.00 £707.00
Orlando £466.00 £930.00
Philadelphia £463.00 £746.00
Phoenix £547.00 £1,010.00
San Diego £557.00 £1,000.00
San Francisco £517.00 £960.00
Seattle £549.00 £1,007.00
Tampa £466.00 £999.00
Toronto £519.00 £862.00
Vancouver £696.00 £1,139.00
Washington £488.00 £771.00
Latin America & Caribbean
Antigua £520.00 £820.00
Bermuda £520.00 £820.00
Bridgetown £519.00 £819.00
Buenos Aires £72.00 £1,154.00
Cancun £520.00 £821.00
Grand Cayman £764.00 £1,182.00
Grenada £544.00 £844.00
Kingston £590.00 £890.00
Mexico City £696.00 £1,077.00
Nassau £699.00 £1,117.00
Port of Spain £590.00 £890.00
Punta Cana £550.00 £850.00
Rio de Janeiro £628.00 £1,074.00
San Juan £521.00 £963.00
Sao Paulo £686.00 £1,104.00
St Kitts £593.00 £893.00
St Lucia £551.00 £850.00
Tobago £532.00 £820.00
Middle East
Abu Dhabi £419.00 £654.00
Bahrain £419.00 £654.00
Doha £419.00 £654.00
Dubai £419.00 £654.00
Jeddah £585.00 £870.00
Kuwait £544.00 £907.00
Muscat £479.00 £714.00
Riyadh £626.00 £911.00
Tel Aviv £373.00 £588.00
South Asia
Bengalaru £489.00 £757.00
Chennai £489.00 £757.00
Hyderabad £498.00 £766.00
Male £746.00 £1,046.00
Mumbai £469.00 £720.00
New Delhi £499.00 £750.00
Far East & Australia
Bangkok £650.00 £1,068.00
Beijing £629.00 £947.00
Hong Kong £657.00 £1,226.00
Shanghai £629.00 £947.00
Singapore £720.00 £1,653.00
Sydney £818.00 £1,915.00
Tokyo £585.00 £953.00
Abuja £532.00 £767.00
Accra £583.00 £818.00
Cairo £292.00 £557.00
Cape Town £748.00 £1,116.00
Dar es Salaam £618.00 £936.00
Entebbe £559.00 £844.00
Johannesburg £663.00 £1,031.00
Lagos £552.00 £787.00
Mauritius £634.00 £934.00
Nairobi £478.00 £779.00
Book by 27th March 2012
Travel by 30th  September 2012


To check these and any other fares, visit the British Airways Low Fare Finder.



I’m trying to book 2 tickets to Glasgow from San Diego, California via American Airlines (which seems to use BA flights for this destination). Will AA’s website reflect this sale? Has anyone flown on the 777 from SAN to LHR or a 320 LHR to GLA? I’m wondering if it’s worth the money to pay for a premium economy or business class seat versus the cheapest economy (which is half the price of premium).

by laura on March 14, 2012 at 5:58 PM. Reply #

Hello Laura! The American Airlines codeshare service from San Diego to London is indeed operated by British Airways into Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, and it’s an easy connection onward to Glasgow from the same terminal. Airline ‘sales’ are usually conducted regionally, so when there’s a sale on for itineraries commencing in France, say, it doesn’t always follow that there’ll be one ongoing for flight itineraries departing from Germany, or the UK – even when the itinerary itself routes through that other country. Likewise, though there may be a sale on return flights from the UK to the USA, sales on return flights from the USA to the UK will occur at different times.

In your particular case, the Joint Business Agreement between American Airlines and British Airways should mean that the fares you’ll see on the AA and the BA websites, for the same flights with the same flight numbers will be the same. It’s always worth checking though, as occasionally so-called ‘codeshare inventory’ can vary and you might see different availability on the different sites. With that in mind, it may also be worth checking the Iberia website as they also codeshare on the San Diego flight.

The decision about whether to fly in Economy, Premium Economy or Business Class is immensely personal. Many BA passengers observe that there’s a bigger ‘leap’ between Premium Economy (seat) and Business (bed) than there is betweem Economy and Premium Economy – and if you’re a member of the British Airways Executive Club then Premium to Business upgrades using Avios points are considered very good value. However others paying ‘revenue’ fares may feel that the small Premium Economy cabin offers a significantly more civilised experience than Economy with greater legroom, wider seats, more recline, Business Class entrees and generally lower noise levels. Others may save the money for a better hotel or a superb dinner on holiday!

Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the domestic sector from London to Glasgow is operated with a single-class of service. There is no difference (as is the norm in Europe) between the seats at the front or back of the aircraft – longer international European Business Class sectors tend to simply block out the middle seats to give passengers more elbow room. If you’re flying on a Premium Economy ticket from SAN, you will be allowed to use the lounge at T5 on your way to Glasgow, and at Glasgow on your way back to San Diego, owing to a quirk in the booking systems. If you fly Business Class then you’re of course invited to use the lounges at all departure airports.

by Continental Club on March 15, 2012 at 11:22 AM. Reply #

I am looking for 2 seats to book from London to Bangalore India, I am looking is there any Sale or offers available with B.A? Please let me know any sale is going on.

by raj yadravi on May 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM. Reply #

Hello Raj,

At the moment, it’s very quiet on the promotions front. I’m hoping that there may be a sale brewing in a week or two though, so the second that I hear anything I will post here and to Twitter and Facebook. In the meantime, have a great weekend!


by Continental Club on May 24, 2012 at 12:54 PM. Reply #

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