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UK Travellers spoilt by British Airways - Free upgrades to First Class and Concorde

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 5 September 2002

Business travellers dreams will come true as they will receive a free upgrade to First on one sector of their journey when they book their next British Airways long haul business class ticket.

For passengers flying in the airlines Club World (business class) cabin to New York JFK, British Airways is offering a free upgrade to Concorde on one leg of that journey.

The offer, which is launched on Monday 1st September, in conjunction with Visa, is available to passengers who book a fully flexible Club World return ticket from 2 September to 31 December 2002 inclusive for travel during the same period. It is valid on the majority of routes on the British Airways long haul network. 

The upgrade is confirmed at the time of booking and the passenger can choose which sector of their journey they would like to upgrade, subject to availability.

Dale Moss, British Airways Director of Sales said: "We are very aware how tight travel budgets are at the moment and are delighted to link up with Visa to give our Club World customers the opportunity to sample an upgrade to First and Concorde for free."

Executive Club and On Business members will earn BA Miles and points for the cabins that they actually book and fly in.


The upgrades are subject to availability at the time of booking and are only valid with a fully flexible British Airways only Club World return ticket. The offer is not valid on the interlineable Club World fare.

The offer is not available online.

The upgrade is only available on long haul routes with a First cabin.

It is not available on all other British Airways franchisees, codeshares, alliance and partner airlines, except fully flexible business class tickets to Melbourne and Sydney on flights operated by British Airways codeshare partner airline Qantas.

All tickets must be purchased in the UK or Republic or Ireland and all travel must commence in the UK or Republic of Ireland.

On Business is British Airways corporate rewards programme for small to medium sized businesses.

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