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Old 10-08-2012, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by 640GC View Post
We took BA LBB-DFW-LHR-MUC, return NCE-LHR-DFW-LBB. We ended up spending around $2,400.00 for the two tickets and this was in World Traveler Plus which had foot rests, better recline, Business Class entree, etc. so nicer than coach but not as nice as Business Class. We watched for sales and the WT+ seats ended up being only a couple of hundred dollars higher per ticket than standard coach.

We joined the BA FF program, transfered some Amex miles to their AVIOS program and we were able to upgrade our WT+ seats to Business Class for a total of 25,000 AVIOS points and $300.00. This was great as we had lie flat beds for our overnight flight. I had to watch their website several times a day to snag the tickets.

I have status on American Airlines so I was able to make our seat selection on BA as soon as we purchased our tickets. Otherwise, you have to wait until 24 hours before departure for seat selection. Even in Business Class!

On the return, we were not able to snag an upgrade to Business. This was probably because I didn't want to spend vacation time looking for upgrades every day. The WT+ seats ended up being fine and were really comfortable. We even caught a couple of hours of shut eye on the flight.

The flight attendants on the DFW-LHR-DFW flights were outstanding. Cordial, polite, I would fly BA again in a heart beat. Lufthansa does not offer Coach plus.

FYI: If you have an Amex Card, through the 27th I think, they are offering a 1 to 1.4 mile exchange for Amex Points to AVIOS points. So 100,000 Amex Points is 140,000 AVIOS points.

Thanks very much for sharing! If my credit limit were high enough, I could buy my 6er and have the credits to travel for ED delivery!

I am excited for the arrival of your car! . Why did you choose the 6 vs the 8 cylinder engine?

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