The incredible BA and Virgin Atlantic package deals hidden in plain sight

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Incredible package deals hidden in plain sight: The ‘flight plus hotel’ travel hack that gives you 70% off British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fares

  • There is no catch to these deals other than that they are all for two people sharing a hotel room
  • The offers were recently highlighted by travel expert Gilbert Ott, who described them as ‘insane’
  • MailOnline Travel put the hack to the test and found savings of around £1k ($1,285) on London to NYC fares 

Ted Thornhill, Mailonline Travel Editor

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For anyone who’s not a millionaire, searching for flight prices – especially to big ticket destinations – can be a depressing exercise.

But a frequent flyer who runs a flight-tips website recently pointed out that – hidden in plain sight – there are deals to be had with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic that drop the price of flights by 70 per cent. 

And include three nights in a hotel.

A frequent flyer who runs a flight-tips website recently pointed out that - hidden in plain sight - there are deals to be had with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic that drop the price of flights by 70 per cent

A frequent flyer who runs a flight-tips website recently pointed out that - hidden in plain sight - there are deals to be had with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic that drop the price of flights by 70 per cent

A frequent flyer who runs a flight-tips website recently pointed out that – hidden in plain sight – there are deals to be had with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic that drop the price of flights by 70 per cent

The frequent flyer, London-based Gilbert Ott, who runs www.godsavethepoints.com, described these deals as ‘insane’. 

The trick, he said, was to use the carriers’ ‘flights + hotels’ offers – and reap the rewards. 

The catch? The deals are for two people sharing a room.

MailOnline Travel put the tip to the test.


MailOnline Travel managed to find a 70 per cent discount on a British Airways trip to New York by using the carrier's 'flights + hotels' deal site

MailOnline Travel managed to find a 70 per cent discount on a British Airways trip to New York by using the carrier's 'flights + hotels' deal site

MailOnline Travel managed to find a 70 per cent discount on a British Airways trip to New York by using the carrier’s ‘flights + hotels’ deal site

We searched for an economy flight on Google Flights with BA from London to New York’s JFK on February 26, returning on March 1. The price was £1,468 ($1,886).

Then we keyed in the same journey on the same dates on BA’s ‘flights + hotels’ site.

And the price? £414 ($532) per person. With a stay at the Wellington Hotel in Midtown included.

Virgin Atlantic offers similar deals.

We repeated the search using Google Flights and then Virgin Atlantic’s ‘flights + hotels’ site and found that a £1,357 ($1,743) return flight plummeted to £414, with a three-night stay at the Row NYC.

Virgin Atlantic also offers incredible flights plus hotel deals, as MailOnline Travel shows here

Virgin Atlantic also offers incredible flights plus hotel deals, as MailOnline Travel shows here

Virgin Atlantic also offers incredible flights plus hotel deals, as MailOnline Travel shows here

It’s not the best hotel in New York by any means, with a 3.5 average rating on TripAdvisor, but for that money, it would appear to be a bargain.

Mr Ott told MailOnline Travel that there are lots of deals to be found.

He said: ‘If you play around on the BA website, you’ll see some insane deals.’

And what’s more, BA lets you pay over time.   


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