Wednesday, May 07, 2008

British Airways Offers 'London for Free'

PRIME NEWSWIRE -- British Airways today launches its ever popular 'London for Free', offering two nights' free hotel in London.

'London for Free' offers travelers two nights' free hotel accommodation at select three and four star hotels in central London, when purchasing roundtrip airfares between the U.S. and the U.K.

World Traveller economy roundtrip airfares begin at $678 between New York (JFK or Newark) and London. Comparable airfares are available from all 18 British Airways' U.S. cities. Roundtrip airfares in World Traveller Plus, the airline's premium economy, begin from $1038 from New York (JFK or Newark) to London.

Prices are available for sale through Tuesday midnight (EDT), May 13, 2008. Travel is valid from May 26, 2008, through Sep. 3, 2008. Sale fares are also available for travel Sep. 4, 2008, through Oct. 22, 2008.

London hotels participating in 'London For Free' include the Premier Travel Inn Kensington, Royal National, Central Park, Imperial, Phoenix, Jurys Inn Chelsea, Holiday Inn Regents Park, Hilton Olympia and Fraser Place Queens Gate Gardens Studio Apartments. The two free hotel nights are based on double occupancy; single occupants are offered one free hotel night.

From art galleries to street markets, from royal parks to museums, London has plenty of free, fun things to do, including:

* visiting the British Museum
* watching street performers in Covent Garden
* listening to summer concerts in South Kensington
* browsing the street markets, especially Portobello Road and Camden
* watching the "Changing of the Guard" at Buckingham Palace

World Traveller roundtrip fares must be booked and purchased seven days in advance and are non-refundable. World Traveller Plus roundtrip fares must be booked and purchased 21 days in advance. Fares may be higher for other travel dates and from other U.S. departure gateways. Weekend (Thursday-Sunday) surcharge applies at $30 each way. Fares are subject to government approval and do not include government fees and taxes from approximately $165 and a $2.50 September 11 Security Fee. Minimum stay of Saturday night is required and maximum stay is 11 months. Other significant restrictions apply.

Free London hotel offer is valid for a maximum of two nights based on double occupancy for travel between May 26, 2008, and Oct. 30, 2008. Rates for additional nights, other room types and other travel periods will be higher. Hotel accommodation must be booked and purchased with British Airways roundtrip published airfare originating in the U.S. during the promotional period.

Further information on this promotion, other worldwide destinations and a London destination guide are available by visiting the airline's website,

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