Update 3: Fares have gone up by $400.
Update 2: And we’re booked 😀
$1,784+120K BA Avios out of pocket.
Hopefully will be get 100K AA miles or BA Avios from the promotion, plus 41.5K base miles, plus 5.3K for purchasing the tickets=146.8K miles rebated.
Valuing the extra 26.8K miles rebated at $455 that means 4 business class seats cost a total of $1,329 or $332 per round-trip ticket!
Update: The price has dropped even further! This deal is valid from Chicago, NYC, Los Angeles, and more cities!
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Well this is getting almost too good to be true.
An eagle-eye commenter noted that on the page after selecting flight you can also use 30K Avios to knock down the fare to just $440:
You can’t use the 10% off Chase Visa code together with Avios part-payment. But that means you can book travel on American’s 77W aircraft.
According to BA it’s a regular cash booking that also earns Avios for the flight. It’s not considered a redemption like using straight Avios or Avios+Cash which is subject to award availability.
That means you’ll get 10,379 Avios for flying JFK-London round-trip.
I can’t guarantee the 25K promotion will work with Avios part-payment, but I’m not seeing any reason why it wouldn’t.
In total the cost of the business class round-trip would be 30K Avios plus $440, but you should get back 10,379 base Avios+25K bonus Avios+1,920 Avios for the airfare=37,299 Avios.
In other words you’ll pay $440 and get back a net refund of 7,299 Avios…assuming that the 25K promotion works out.
But even if it doesn’t, the net will be just $440 and 18K Avios for a round-trip business class fare. And that’s a fantastic deal!
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