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British Airways offers early bird Y50,000 fare to London and 50 European destinations

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British Airways (BA) is making Europe one of the most affordable destinations for winter vacation with a 50,000 yen return fare to London and 50 cities across Europe. The early bird winter fare is available for travel on flights departing Narita between Nov 1, 2008, and Jan 31, 2009 in British Airways’ World Traveller economy cabin and will be available for purchase on ba.com from July 1 to Aug 15. With no blackout dates during the three-month special, customers can easily find a flight that fits their schedule.

Customers can fly directly to London or to any of six UK destinations and 44 cities around Europe, including the following major cities with no additional cost:Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Geneva, Helsinki, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Venice, Vienna and Warsaw.

Julianne Rogers, British Airways’ manager for Japan and Korea said, “This is an unprecedented offer and one that gives our customers in Japan an opportunity to visit other parts of the UK and Europe via British Airways’ extensive network on such a competitive fare.”

Customers who take advantage of the early bird winter fare will also be able to enjoy all the features of British Airways’ “Manage My Booking” on ba.com, with online check-in, seat selection and printable boarding passes for customers.

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Why don't they bother to mention which airport(s) in Japan?

PS The link doesn't work for me, so I can't find out anyway...

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all marketing! well, once you add taxes, fuel surcharges etc. the price will be double anyway!

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I tried simulating a purchase from Tokyo to London in that time slot, and the price was nowhere near 50,000 yen.

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Is this from Tokyo?

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Surprising. Usually only the travel agents try to so actively trick you with the not adding in the fuel surcharge scheme.

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great deal! i think you can only start buying them from july 1st, that might be why the link isn't active yet.

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Do we know if the flights are from Tokyo yet?

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Sweet, I'm so out of here...but I'm definitely staying out of London,

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Isnt Narita Tokyo? Do we know if there are flights from Tokyo yet?

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I cannot find any for that price (or even close). Is this another BA cock up or just some marketing con?!

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with a 50,000 yen return fare to London and 50 cities across Europe.

Get your facts correct Japan Today. BA's advert states 'from' 50,000 yen not '50,000 yen'. I bought 4 tickets last night for our Christmas trip back home and the flights actually cost 50,000 yen PLUS about another 50,000 yen per ticket for surcharges and tax. BA are being more shrewd by stating 'from' 50,000 yen, but Japan Today are misleading in their article.

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Yeah, more like 100,000 yen

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ba such poor service... especially as Japanese expectations are higher generally than British not that British will realize that they are or that there employees are being rude). BA can only get market share if they go for the end of market that is prepared to sacrifice service.

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I bought 4 tickets last night for our Christmas trip back home and the flights actually cost 50,000 yen PLUS about another 50,000 yen per ticket for surcharges and tax.

Where on earth did you find 50,000 yen? I checked several dates, the week before Xmas, and the cheapest I could find was about 260,000 yen, if I remember correctly. And that would entail flying to Seoul, then to Hong Kong and finally to London. The cheapest direct flight was about 600,000 yen.

Another rip-off. I can usually get flights to London close to Xmas for about 80,000 yen with ANA or VA (before surcharge of course).

As someone on the news rightly said, it's no longer right to call it a surcharge when it's nearly as much as the basic airfare.

I thought it was too good to be true. BA? No thank you.

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Ah, the link is working now...

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>>ba such poor service... especially as Japanese expectations are higher generally than British not that British will realize that they are or that there employees are being rude

You underestimate our capacity to spot rudeness when we see it 888naff.

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Earlybird Con......they either are lying through their teeth or they screwed up on the website, either way who will pay 245000JPY for a world traveller ticket. Get on, experience unimagineable rudeness, arrive late and lose your luggage....

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Pukey2,

You need to go on the BA online site to search, but instead of the straightforward Tokyo to London single destination search, you need to select the Multi-Journey search table (don't ask me why but that's how it worked), even if you are only flying to a single destination. Then you get to see the cheaper World Traveller fares for 50,000 yen plus the 50,000 yen surcharge. However, this is all dependant on seat availability and my travel period through Christmas has probably gone now.

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Oh, so they're 100,000 yen fares now?

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100,000 yen fares

Not that I agree with it but BA covered themselves legally by stating "from 50,000 yen". Japan Today didn't by stating a "50,000 yen fare".

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Site works now so earlier comment withdrawn. Even JPY100k is not bad (if you can ignore the delays, surly staff and lost bags....)

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"Y50,000 fare to London... with no additional cost"

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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This story coming from the same Japan Today that just two days ago carried a feature on how travel airlines were misleading customers by not including the fuel surcharge to their advertised prices.

This magical ¥50,000 fare is, in fact more than twice that when everything is added on.

Unbelievable.

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