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This offer is for a free First Class flight upgrade from Business Class to First Class on British Airways one-way at no extra cost. This is the second time British Airways has run this offer (that I can remember), and it offers a great opportunity to try out their excellent First Class offering.

If you book a cash flight in BA Club World, you might be able to get a free upgrade on one of your flights to First Class. To secure this upgrade, you need to book a flight which is ticketed in semi-flexible R, D, or C class or a fully flexible J class. The cheapest Club World tickets (I) are excluded. You will also only get your upgrade if British Airways is selling ‘cheap’ A-class First Class seats on your flight.

The deal is also available on American Airlines services to the US, Canada, and Mexico when you book under a British Airways codeshare.

You need to book by 7th October for outbound travel before 23rd October.

Destinations include:

The United States, Mexico, and Canada – Albuquerque (ABQ), Anchorage (ANC), Atlanta (ATL), Austin (AUS), Bradley International (BDL), Birmingham (BHM), Nashville (BNA), Boston (BOS), Baltimore (BWI), Chicago (CHI), Cleveland (CLE), Charlotte (CLT), Cincinnati (CVG), Denver (DEN), Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Detroit (DTT), Fort Wayne (FWA), Honolulu (HNL), Houston (HOU), Indianapolis (IND), Memphis (MEM), Mexico City (MEX), Miami (MIA), Minneapolis St Pauls (MSP), New Orleans (MSY), New York (NYC), Omaha (OMA), Philadelphia (PHL)), Pittsburgh (PIT), Raleigh Durham (RDU), Richmond (RIC), San Diego (SAN), San Juan (SJU), Salt Lake City (SLC), St Louis (STL), Washington (WAS), Montreal (YMQ), Toronto (YTO), Vancouver (YVR), Calgary (YYC).

Rest of the World – Abu Dhabi (AUH), Abuja (ABV), Accra (ACC), Bahrain (BAH), Beijing (BJS), Cape Town (CPT), Dubai (DXB), Durban (DUR), Hong Kong (HKG), Jeddah (JED), Johannesburg (JNB), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Kuwait (KWI), Lagos (LOS), Moscow (MOW), Nairobi (NBO), Riyadh (RUH), Seychelles (SEZ), Shanghai (SHA), Singapore (SIN)

Bookings must be made with a travel agent such as our Luxury Travel Concierge or by contacting the local BA Call Centre. This promotion does not apply to bookings made on No pre-registration is required for the upgrade.

Just to re-iterate, you cannot book this offer online, see full ts and cs on British Airways.

You must also be a resident of the UK to take advantage of this offer.

Why Is This A Great Offer?

Read my reviews of British Airways in First Class. It is significantly better than the thin seats in British Airways in Business Class. I have also compared First vs. Business Class on British Airways where I specifically outline the merrits of each class.

Crucially, you should also earn more Avios and tier points for your leg in First.

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