Through a loophole you can fly first class for £27.50! Flying first class usually costs thousands of pounds per journey, but there is a way to experience this for only £27.50 with British Airways when flying from the UK.
Avios have a scheme for flight redemptions of under 2,000 miles, named Reward Flight Saver (RFS). This Reward Flight Saver scheme can be used for book flights between London Heathrow (LHR) and Moscow Domodedovo (DME), as the distance is under 2,000 miles. This specific route uses a long-haul aircraft, so first class travel can be booked.
Here’s what the British Airways first class product looks like on one of their latest aircraft in the fleet.
First class one-way from London Heathrow to Moscow Domodedovo is priced at £2,962.
One-way redemptions can be booked directly on the British Airways site for £27.50 + 34,000 Avios off-peak, increasing to 40,000 in peak times.
British Airways first class flights also allow access to the Concorde Room at London Heathrow. This luxury airport lounge is branded as “the finest inspired intimate dining, in private booths with full waiter service”.
If you’re wanting to boost your Avios balance considering one of the British Airways American Express credit cards. New signups to the cards you could earn up to 26,000 Avios.