This deal involves a bit of too-ing and fro-ing but you can now book Oslo to Los Angeles for £486 GBP (5365 NOK) and you get a bag full of miles with your flight that makes the cost much, much less. There are similar prices to other US cities.
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Here is the clever bit, regarding the headline price of £40 GBP for a return transatlantic flight in Premium Economy; A BA Blue member traveling on this route to Los Angeles would earn over 11,000 Avios back. A Gold would pick up over 12,000. The value of these miles to me is £220 GBP or £440 GBP respectively as I value Avios at £0.02 GBP per Avios as I travel regularly in Club Europe (read my Avios valuation article).
If you value Avios at the same value as me, and you are a gold member, your return flight is costing you £480 – £440 = £40 GBP.
I am sadly a bottom feeder with my Blue British Airways membership, so for me, this flight would cost £480 – £220 = £260 GBP when valuing my Avios at £0.02 GBP. Still not bad for Premium Economy to Los Angeles! You can read my reviews of British Airways in Premium Economy.
If you are traveling from London, you will also need to buy a flight to Oslo to get to your start destination, making this a lengthy, if cheap trip. Read more about options for this flight on HeadforPoints.
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