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Super Sale to Seoul: British Airways' £777 Club World Deal on a 777

Where: Seoul, Korea
November 9, 2012 at 2:03 PM | by | Comment (1)


Kickin' back in Club World between London and Tokyo

When Psy's music video "Gangnam Style" went viral at the end of the summer, our first thought was "oh man, this is going to be awesome for Seoul tourism." Seriously. We're geeks about this stuff, okay? Anyway, it's holding true as British Airways just announced a huge fare sale with the headline "Get to Gangnam in Style."

Brilliant, BA. Our cursor is already hovering over the "purchase" button. What's even better are those sale ticket prices for the 9.5-hour flights:

London-LHR to Seoul-ICN* on a Boeing 777:
In Economy (World Traveller): £377/$600 roundtrip (45% off)
In Premium Economy (World Traveller Plus): £577/$918 roundtrip (40% off)
In Business (Club World): £777/$1235 roundtrip (70% off)

*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]

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I'm on my way to Seoul

Thanks to Jaunted I saw this article promoted on Twitter. Within a minute I was on BA's website to see what the score was...

And a few minutes later I'd booked seats for my partner and myself. Mucho Executive Club points for a tiny fare :-)

"Incheon Airport - It's like airport paradise"
The airport has a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens and a Museum of Korean Culture. What more could you possibly ask for?

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