Just got an email about a Virgin Atlantic award sale that might have you packing your bags: 30% off award bookings on economy till May 11. Bookings are good till the end of schedule as far as I can see, so options abound. You could easily add an Avios booking from London to continental Europe. The prices listed are round trip. Don’t let the taxes on the main page scare you as they range around $130 for coach going TO London.
Remember, the trick with award tickets to Britain is to fly to Britain, but they fly home from another country to avoid the crazy departure fee. I’d suggest using the Dub-BOS route and picking up a ticket on Jetblue to get home from there as AerLingus and Jetblue are code-shares and you’ll be able to check your luggage straight through.
Virgin has a great economy product, so just for entertainment I gave some dates a try.
I played around with a number of other dates and There’s lots of availability in both economy and premium economy. If you truly hate flying coach, Virgin allows an auction style “buy-up” to premium for around $400 each way.
Now, I’ll bet you’re thinking, “That’s great, Deal Mommy, but I don’t happen to have 12,500 Virgin Atlantic miles lying around.” Well, Virgin Atlantic happens to be a 1 to 1 transfer partner to Chase Ultimate Rewards, certain ThankYou points, and American Express, so you just might.
Can you use this award sale? Please share how in the comments.
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