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BA transatlantic business class

BA transatlantic business class

  1. Bob P.

    We are going from US to France next year on AA miles. BA is the only airline that has opened up flights. Are there any major negatives with BA transatlantic business class? We also have a choice of aircraft. But knowing my luck, that would probably change. Any advice from some of you seasoned travelers? Thanks.

  2. Anonymous

    Well, the main negative would be the fuel surcharges on BA, but you can always change if space opens up on Iberia or airberlin.

  3. Bob P.

    [QUOTE=”Tiffany, post: 18708, member: 7″]Well, the main negative would be the fuel surcharges on BA, but you can always change if space opens up on Iberia or airberlin.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks Tiffany. When you mention high fuel surcharges, are they on all BA flights or just those going thru UK? Can you give me an idea as to how much higher then other airlines? Also, when I go into the “redeem miles” area of AA online, do they post ALL Oneworld airline flights that have opened up? I really hate to be a pest by asking so many questions, but I’m definitely a “newbee” at this. (as you can tell)

  4. David W

    So if you fly AA metal, taxes and fees are about $90. Flying Finnair results in taxes of about $80. If you fly BA Open Skies JFK-ORY, taxes and fees are $635. Flying BA via LHR increases the taxes to $1073.

    These are all based on picking economy awards. Business awards increase the taxes a bit more if flying AA/AY but a few hundred dollars more if flying BA.

    Iberia awards wont show up on AA’s website – you have to search for those on BA’s site. Finnair and Airberlin awards will show up on AA but availability is scarce.

  5. Bob P.

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 18715, member: 29″]So if you fly AA metal, taxes and fees are about $90. Flying Finnair results in taxes of about $80. If you fly BA Open Skies JFK-ORY, taxes and fees are $635. Flying BA via LHR increases the taxes to $1073.

    These are all based on picking economy awards. Business awards increase the taxes a bit more if flying AA/AY but a few hundred dollars more if flying BA.

    Iberia awards wont show up on AA’s website – you have to search for those on BA’s site. Finnair and Airberlin awards will show up on AA but availability is scarce.[/QUOTE]
    Do BA fuel surcharges apply to all of their flights or just those originating or landing in England?

  6. David W

    If booking with AAdvantage, all BA flights will have surcharges. Fees will be even higher if departing from LHR because of the UK APD, and higher still if it’s in a premium cabin.

  7. Anonymous

    Also, the UK APD applies for all of the UK (e.g. departures from Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, as well as England).

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