Today the pound is at $1.50 USD.
And British Airways has a 3 day sale (ends tomorrow) with prices as low as $648 Dallas to London (return) for travel until March 22 (many other European destinations are included in the sale). Remember when looking at BA sale prices, they usually list one way prices based on a return purchase. The only sales on Business Class are for flights originating in London – none for US originating flights.
I am waiting for a BA sale on Business Class so that we can use miles to upgrade to First. When we flew on January 1, we were offered the chance to purchase an upgrade to First for $400 each. Expensive but we took it – probably the only time we will ever be seated in that First cabin. It was well worth the money – it was like flying in your living room.
Here is a video I made on that flight. When I made the video I thought BA was remodeling all its Club World and First cabins, but I was wrong. A BA crew member posted a comment today saying it was only Club World that is being upgraded (really, First was incredible – how could it be better?). The website says that all 747 aircraft have been remodelled in Club World, but the 777 aircraft remodels will not be completed until October 2009. Boeing 777 aircraft are used from both Denver and Dallas (the hubs we fly from).