One unexpected benefit of AARP membership is a substantial discount on trans-Atlantic British Air flights. The discount ranges from $65 up to $400 per person. Best of all, anyone of any age can join AARP for just $16.
The first portion of the post is concerned with the current 50% bonus promotion, then the remainder of the post tells how to use Avios to best advantage for travel on OneWorld airlines. It is very comprehensive.
Back in April Dan’s Deals posted a chart showing the number of frequent-flyer miles needed from travel from New York City to almost everywhere. Six airlines are included in the chart, as well as Coach and Business classes.
We see lots of deeply discounted airfares from major cities like New York and Los Angeles, but not so often from smaller places like Austin and San Antonio. Now Delta and American Airlines, and their partners, have addressed that with round-trip fares to Europe as low as $529.
American Airlines and British Air are offering flights from Chicago ORD to London LHR for $553 round-trip, from September 2016 all the way to May 2017. Christmas and New Year’s are excluded from this low fare.
Other airlines may try to price-match, but it’s not likely that they can due to the complex set of discounts that are stacked to reach this low price.
The largest part of the discount is $400 merely from being a member of AARP. The membership dues to this organization are low, and anyone of any age can join…just be prepared for plenty of solicitations for life insurance.