Why is there a sale on British Airways? British Airways, like many other airlines, has struggled this spring and summer with a lack of staffing, luggage piling up at its home base at Heathrow International Airport, and canceled flights.
According to the English publication Chronicle Live, British Airways is offering a huge discount on flights – including to the United States – from now until September 20 in an attempt to recoup some business lost due to the recent air travel chaos.
Heathrow officials put a daily cap on the number of passengers it will process, which hurts BA as its largest tenant.
The flight sale will be available for another two weeks; anyone booking before Tuesday, September 6, can also save up to 300 pounds ($345.30 in US currency) by combining flights, hotels, and car rentals on select trips.
According to Chronicle Live, British Airways is selling flights to New York from Gatwick Airport, Miami from Heathrow, and San Francisco from Heathrow for 339 pounds each way.
“We know that, now more than ever, many of our customers are concerned about value for money,” Claire Bentley, managing director of British Airways Holidays, told the publication. “This sale offers a wide range of flights and holidays at a variety of prices, providing plenty of options for those looking to get away.”
For those looking for a European vacation, the airline is offering seven nights in the Algarve for £199 per person, Lanzarote for £249, Tenerife for £259, and Cyprus for £329. Jetsetters can also travel further afield, with seven-night stays in Orlando starting at £429 per person, the Caribbean starting at £599, and the Indian Ocean starting at £919.
The massive September sale also includes British Airways’ newest destination, Oranjestad in Aruba. Flights to Oranjestad will begin on March 26, 2023, and will operate twice weekly from London Gatwick. Customers can spend seven nights on the Caribbean island for £979 per person.