British Airways have a wide range of routes that have First Class products. Currently, you can fly British Airways First Class from London to Washington on the Airbus A380 for as low as £1850 round-trip.

The Deal

  • Departure Airport: London Heathrow (LHR)
  • Arrival Airport: Washington DC Dulles (IAD)
  • Departure Date: December 2019 – May 2020
  • Class: First (A)
Example Itinerary British Airways LHR-IAD
Fare Breakdown for This Deal

How to Find This Deal?

This deal can be easily found using Google Flights and ITA Matrix. When using Google Flights: choose First as your cabin, enter LHR and IAD as your departure and arrival cities, choose a date pair and select British Airways as your preferred airline.

Google Flight Search Setting

Then you can use the calendar tool to find the lowest possible price.

Google Flight Calendar Tool

Finally, choose the flights you like and book on the British Airways official website to get the lowest price.

What is the British Airways First Class Product Like?

British Airways is one of the very few airlines now that offers their First Class product on a majority of their international routes.

The seats themselves are reverse-herringbone seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. You can check out Sam’s review on the product below.

Where Should I Credit this Ticket?

These fares are booking into selling class A which gives 250% of miles flown in Avios and 100% Tier Points if you choose to credit it to British Airways Executive Club.

British Airways has an Avios flight calculator, which I found extremely useful. This can be used to calculate how many Avios and Tier Points you can collect. Simply enter the Airline, Executive Club Tier, Departure City, and Arriving City. Below is an example of a direct flight from London (LHR) to Washington DC (IAD).

Mileage Credit Example

Considering this ticket books into A fare class, that should give you 210 Tier Points one way, which is 420 Tier Points round trip. 420 Tier Points is enough to reach the Bronze membership tier. Two round trip tickets are enough to attain the Silver membership tier, which is equivalent to the Oneworld Sapphire tier.

If you want to credit the ticket on other airlines, check out where to credit for more information; or you could credit to American Airlines where it will earn at a rate of 2 EQM and 30% EQD.

Bottom Line

The fare is good for someone who can plan ahead and want to try out First Class on the A380. However, most dates are in 2020 and on weekdays, which makes this deal relatively limited.

Are you planning to take or have already taken advantage of this deal? If so, what are your thoughts on such First Class deals?

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