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British Air having great sale for spring travel to Europe! $602 RT DFW/Rome

Nov 10th, 2009, 08:52 PM
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British Air having great sale for spring travel to Europe! $602 RT DFW/Rome

If you're planning (or not planning) a trip to Europe in spring, BA having great sale through Nov. 19th.

R/T Dallas to Rome was $602. With 3 nights hotel, under $750/person! There were tons of other deals and from many other us cities.

FYI!!! and bon voyage!
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Nov 10th, 2009, 09:01 PM
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thx ky. I actually looked for a post, but couldn't find it. Sorry!
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Nov 10th, 2009, 09:16 PM
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It's not really the same post. I just added it because it listed some prices from other cities, but through Kayak.
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Nov 10th, 2009, 10:33 PM
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Why do Americans talk about "British Air"?

They don't talk about "American Air"
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Nov 10th, 2009, 11:26 PM
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Alan, what do the Brits call them?
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Nov 11th, 2009, 12:15 AM
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Nikki, we call them BA - which is what they are called nowadays.
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Nov 11th, 2009, 01:53 AM
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And even before they were called BA....we never called them British Air....I'd been wondering if it was some budget airline I'd never head of...
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Nov 11th, 2009, 02:31 AM
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Yep! they have officially joined the real word and started discounting. After nearly 200 flights and being British - we are using them for the first time (to Nassau) in Feb 2010.

I think the fact that we have not used them before simply underlines their poor place in the market place ie too expensive and milking monopoly routes.

Welcome BA to the real world.
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Nov 11th, 2009, 03:17 AM
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The full name is British Airways. BA for convenience. They're in a bit of a pickle at the moment, hence all the discounts.
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Nov 11th, 2009, 04:35 PM
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uhm, I'm the op and I used "BA". Which "American" offended you AlanRow?
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Nov 11th, 2009, 04:56 PM
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...you used "British Air" in the header, sarge...

Not a capital offense, but you did make the "shortened" reference that AlanRow considered odd.

I think that getting the name of airlines wrong is very common - - some people (myself included at times) are peeved by it.

When America West made Columbus, Ohio (my home at the time) its "eastern hub", I used to hear people say "American West" a lot. It was like fingernails on the blackboard to me.
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Nov 11th, 2009, 05:26 PM
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I call it British Airways because I don't know any better. I call AA American Airlines, and hope we aren't soon down to where we just say "The" airlines.
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Nov 11th, 2009, 05:27 PM
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PS Sarge: thanks for the tip off. I'm ransacking my conscience for permission to take advantage.
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Nov 11th, 2009, 05:45 PM
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If they're called BA nowadays - why is their web site entitled Britishairways.com with "British Airways" at the top of the main web page?
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Nov 12th, 2009, 02:39 AM
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I use www.ba.com -- the sale is until 16 November, according to my information. Anyway, I call them British Airways.
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Nov 12th, 2009, 04:30 AM
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I say, "What the **** does it matter? It's a company, not some magical, historical figure." Geez, just like the city name thing, who cares.

Golly, should I say United, UA, United Air, United Airlines, or "PieceOfCr*p with no legroom"?

People talk about "Americans", well guess what-- Canadians are Americans, Mexicans are Americans, Panamanians are Americans, Brazilians are Americans, etc.

My god, is there anything people won't complain about?

Just for that, I'm wearing white tennis shoes, a giant backpack and anything else I can think of that makes me feel like a tourist. Oh wait, I already dress that way.

Last year I flew BRITAIR to LUNDUN. This year I'm going to ITUHLI and then MEWKNICK.

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Nov 12th, 2009, 06:15 AM
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"Why do Americans talk about 'British Air'?

They don't talk about 'American Air' "

IF alanRow was asking a sincere question and not indulging in a moment of petty snideness, the reason might be that US Airways is commonly known as USAir. (US Airways also has the domain name usair, type in usair.com and you're automatically redirected to usairways.com)
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Nov 12th, 2009, 06:23 AM
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I was excited about the BA fare for a few moments when it hit my inbox. Then reality struck when I actually went on the site, checked the fares and found the R/T from EWR-CDG was $368 and the taxes were $333, bringing the total cost to $701. Those taxes will get you every time! Last month I flew CMH-CDG for $550 TOTAL and DH flew CMH-LGW for $402 TOTAL, both on USAirways. We're flying Delta CMH-FCO on Christmas for--wait for it--$501 TOTAL per person.
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Nov 12th, 2009, 07:55 AM
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Right on, Dave!!!!
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