When you consider that roundtrip walk-up business-class fares across the Atlantic were pushing $10,000 earlier last year, it's amazing what is now occurring in the premium airfare world.
British Airways, whose Club World business-class service is among the best in the world, launched a fare sale yesterday with Club World fares starting at $1,998 (plus about $250 in fees) roundtrip to London Heathrow from Kennedy, Newark, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Atlanta and Chicago.
Tickets must be bought by midnight Feb. 15 for travel between April 1 and May 24. A 50-day advance purchase, and a Saturday night stay, are required.
Meanwhile, the hard-charging British Airways subsidiary OpenSkies, which flies all business class service, has a fare sale through Feb. 16 -- $2,098 roundtrip (plus up to $300 in fees) between Kennedy and Paris Orly or Amsterdam Schiphol. That's a 30 percent discount from the usual lowest OpenSkies fares.
The travel dates are the same as the British Airways sale: April 1 through May 24.
Hotels, by the way, are discounting like mad, all over the place.
Hotels.com has a 24-hour fare sale now underway. Las Vegas, from $22. San Francisco, from $49. Et cetera.
It is a very good time to travel, obviously.