NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- A 'worldwide' airfare sale, with opportunities to visit the U.K., Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, is being launched today by British Airways.
Roundtrip airfares begin at $338 between New York (JFK or Newark) and London, with sale fares available to other cities including Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Cairo, Nairobi, Dubai and Accra. Travelers also have the option to upgrade to World Traveller Plus, the airline's premium economy cabin for an additional fee.
Three star hotels in central London begin at $49 per night and include full English breakfast, VAT and taxes. They include the Royal National, London, Premier Travel Inn, Gatwick, Jury's Inn Heathrow and Premier Travel Inn, Heathrow.
Prices are available for sale through Wednesday midnight (EDT), October 11, 2006. Travel is valid from October 26, 2006, through March 25, 2007, excluding December 20-24, 2006.
Comparable airfares are available from 19 British Airways' U.S. cities to destinations around the world. Sample roundtrip fares include Boston/Barcelona starting at $501, Phoenix/Paris beginning at $595, New York/Dubai starting at $794 and Chicago/Cairo starting at $1047.
Roundtrip fares must be booked and purchased seven days in advance and are non-refundable. Fares may be higher for other travel dates, from other U.S. departure gateways and to beyond London destinations. Weekend (Thursday-Sunday) surcharge applies at $30 each way. Fares are subject to government approval and do not include government fees and taxes of approximately $110 to $149 and a $2.50 September 11 Security Fee. Minimum stay of Saturday night is required and maximum stay is 11 months. Other significant restrictions apply.
London hotel rates are per person per night and are valid for a maximum of two nights based on double occupancy for travel between November 1, 2006 - March 31, 2007, only, with all travel to be completed by March 31, 2007. Rates for additional nights, other room types and other travel periods will be higher. Hotel accommodation must be purchased with British Airways round-trip published airfare originating in the U.S.
Further information on this worldwide airfare sale and British Airways flight schedules are available by visiting the airline's website, http://www.ba.com/worldoffer.
Notes to Editor:
-- 'World on Sale' sample roundtrip fares from all 19 U.S. gateways to London:
New York (JFK and Newark) $338 Boston $358 Philadelphia $378 Washington, D.C. $340 Baltimore $398 Miami and Orlando $494 Tampa $498 Atlanta, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Houston $438 Chicago $374 Detroit $468 Denver and Phoenix $494 Los Angeles $442 San Francisco $434 Seattle $578
-- World Traveller Plus (premium economy) features a 38-inch pitch reclining seat with its own separate cabin on all British Airways wide body longhaul aircraft.
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CONTACT: British Airways Michele Kropf John Lampl Lisa Lam (347) 418-4100