Act Fast: Amazing British Airways First Class Award Space Between London and North America

Jun 5, 2019

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British Airways has released thousands of first class award seats on various routes between London (LHR and LGW) and North America for travel in 2020, which you can book with Avios — and can be a perfect use of your 2-4-1 Companion Voucher.

The airline flies to dozens of destinations across North America. We have found at least two seats in first class on almost every day from the start of January 2020 through to the end of schedule in May 2020 on popular routes like:

  • New York (JFK and EWR)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Austin (AUS)
  • Denver (DEN)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Seattle (SEA)
  • San Francisco (SFO), and
  • Washington, DC (IAD)

There are likely to be plenty more destinations.

There is also limited first class availability to popular Canadian destinations like Toronto (YYZ) and Vancouver (YVR). Remember not every British Airways destination in North America features a first class cabin.

(Photo by Nicky Kelvin / The Points Guy)

On many days there are even more than two seats on each flight available for redemption in first class, which is extremely rare.

Note that substantial fees, taxes and carrier imposed surcharges apply for departures in first class from both London and the USA. Depending on your destination within North America and if your desired travel date is a peak or off-peak date, first class redemptions range from 68,000 to 100,000 Avios per person, each way.

Remember, if you wish to upgrade an existing cash/revenue fare to first class using your Avios, there needs to be a full award seat available in order for you to do so. If you have ever considered upgrading to first class now is a perfect time to do so. You can read our full guide on upgrading with Avios here.

You can read a recent TPG UK review of British Airways first class from London (LHR) to Chicago (ORD) here.

H/T: Flyertalk

Featured image by Ethan Steinberg / The Points Guy

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