Speedbird 49 Heavy from London

British Airways has 57 Boeing 747-400s that it operates on longhaul routes like London-Seattle. Here's a Wednesday afternoon arrival of BA49 into Seattle.

You could spend $8132 for a round-trip for seating on the upper deck in business class (BA calls it Club World). Or you earn enough BA frequent flyer points for the same seat by applying for a single credit card. Out of pocket costs on the credit card route are around $600, as British Airways has significant fuel surcharges on award tickets, and there's no avoiding the usurious £120.00 departure tax from UK airports in premium cabins. Or you could use the miles to go east to Asia for half the cash cost...


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