Is British Airways having a “Brexit” fare sale?
That’s the vibe from the carrier’s in-progress three-day fare sale to London. British Airways is courting American customers by saying: “Your dollar has never gone further, and with our amazing 3 day sale you can see even more of London! “
As for the details, economy fares are available for as little as $639 round-trip from New York. Fares are slightly higher from “select” other BA gateways in the USA, including Baltimore, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington Dulles, among others.
The sale ends Wednesday (June 29) and covers travel for “midweek” flights from Aug. 23 through Dec. 14 and from Jan. 9 through May 31. BA says “a weekend surcharge of up to $50 in each direction applies” for itineraries involving weekend flights.
A minimum stay of 7 days is required to get the lowest fares. And BA notes sale fares are “open to U.S. residents paying in dollars only, with travel originating in the U.S.” The full fine print for the sale is available on BA’s website.
Regardless of the details, commenters weighed in on BA’s apparent Brexit sale via social media.
Some reacted enthusiastically to the sale. But, underscoring the rancor that developed in the debate over whether to leave the EU, others said the sale was “in poor taste.”
“Too soon,” said one Twitter user.
“how greedy of you to quickly use your countries economic troubles for your own gain,”wrote another.