British Airways is giving cricket fans another
reason to celebrate England's victory of the second Ashes test.
British Airways and Qantas have teamed up
to offer fares to Australia based on the first innings scores of
the second npower test, with the number of seats determined by the
amount of runs scored by the opposing team.
As Australia were all out for 215 in their first
innings reply to England's 425 on Saturday, both British Airways
and Qantas are giving away 425 seats to Sydney for £215 - an
impressive reduction on a typical fare of £730. The offer is
available on the airlines' websites from today, 21 July 2009.
Terms and conditions apply.
British Airways' consumer sales manager Simon
Brooks said, "Andrew Strauss and the England cricket team have
done us proud, and as a result we're offering this once in a
lifetime promotion to fly to the other side of the world for
In the previous Ashes in 2005, British Airways
offered 367 seats at £373 when Australia scored 367 runs for 373
against England in the final test. Flights were sold out within 30
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