*Now for the fine print. Prices include taxes & fees. Tickets must be booked between today, November 9, and November 16 at www.ba.com for outbound travel between December 2 and December 13. If you want to reserve your exact seat, figure in another £60 each way.
Now for why this is an awesome deal, aside from the 70% off Club World. If you're a member of British Airways' Executive Club frequent flyer program to collect Avios, you'd rake in the Business Class mileage plus the bonus miles from their multiplier promotion. If you decide to fly to LHR from the US, have a day or two in London first, then that's two roundtrip BA flights which means 35,000 bonus Avios with the promo. So tempting!
On a cultural level, Seoul is beyond belief. On our last visit, for which we stayed two weeks and did the requisite DMZ daytrip, we gained like 7 pounds. It's not all kimchi; stay away from the pastry shops, fried chicken places and french fry-encrusted corn dogs if you don't want the same fate.
Furthermore, South Korea has elevated duty-free shopping to an art form. Visit the COEX Mall or the massive Lotte next to their Lotte World amusement park to see what we mean. Oh, and there's a reason Incheon Airport consistently ranks at the top of "best airport" lists. It's like airport paradise, and you'd have lounge access traveling in Club World. Sah-weet! We really could go on and on gushing over Seoul, but you just gotta go.
Here at Jaunted HQ, we've already had one writer book it and another who's sweating that "buy now" button. Sadly (or not so sadly) I personally will be in Miami for Art Basel, but hoping this promotion pops up again in spring with the cherry blossoms!
[Photos: Jaunted & GothPhil]