BA and Virgin launch pre-Christmas flight sales
Bitterwallet has pondered long and hard as to what airlines would do in the face of tumbling exchange rates; less flights or more sales? Seems we have our answer; just as the high streets have taken to starting their sales before Christmas, so too have British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
British Airways are offering economy returns from Heathrow to New York for £259 including all taxes, for flights between January and March.
Meanwhile, Virgin Atlantic are offering a similar price for an economy return - £258 - but with better dates available; flights can be booked between January and the end of June, and also for September. Perfect really, since anybody who's spent July and August in New York will tell you it's a disgusting experience amongst the humidity and grit of the city.
British Airways is also offering sale prices to worldwide destinations, while Virgin's deals are only to the US at this time. No sale prices have been announced by the other major airlines yet, but it was January this year when Delta gave away return trips to new York for £150 return, so stay tuned.