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Fly to Moscow for the Russian Election with a Semi-Secret British Airways Deal

February 17, 2012 at 4:17 PM | by | ()

Here at Jaunted we’re used to hearing about special deals to mark special occasions. And, let’s be honest, they’re normally pretty rubbish. So we’re massively intrigued about a new hidden offer that British Airways has come up with.

For some reason (maybe a BA person can explain), BA is classifying its four-hour Heathrow-Moscow flight as long-haul, and adding in planes that carry First Class and World Traveller Plus as well as economy and business. The route upgrade begins March 25, but for some bizarre-but-welcome reason, they’re offering a sneak preview of the new route on two specific flights next month.

Fly out on BA0872 on 4 March (8.40am start) and back on BA0873 on 6 March (at 6pm) and you’ll pay just £99 each way in economy, and £149 each way in business. Including taxes.

To give you an idea of how good a discount that is, the other flights on those days in question cost £532 each way in economy, and £756 in business. Calculate the savings yourselves.

What’s the catch? Well, the weather won’t be great, unless you like freezing your bits off, but on the plus side, you’re going at an incredibly historic time—March 4 is the Russian general election. We're not sure if this is the reasoning behind it for the airline; ridiculously, BA don't seem to be advertising the deal on the website...it's just sitting there, ready to be discovered.

If you’re going in economy, this is a deal but not a jawdropping one (BMI also has a £219 return deal on to Moscow, expiring today, for dates through summer), but if you fancy a biz class flight, this is an incredible offer as you’re saving £1212.

And can you think of any greater extravagance than a lie-flat bed on a four-hour route, surrounded by oligarchs? Count us in-ski. Just book quickly—the offer is subject to availability, and it’s been up for a day already. Availability still looks good at the time of writing, though.

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