Save on Flying for Plenty of Shopping

British Airways Offers All-Inclusive London Shopping Holiday

NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- An all-inclusive three day/three night London shopping holiday, starting at $549 from New York, is being offered for sale through Dec. 16, 2005, from British Airways.

The shopping package, valid for travel Oct. 27, 2005, through Jan. 31, 2006, is on sale through Dec. 16 and includes round-trip economy airfare, three nights' accommodation at the Jurys Inn, Chelsea, daily continental breakfast, a 20 Pound voucher and a special holiday gift from Selfridges, plus a champagne afternoon tea at Selfridges' Gallery Restaurant.

"Only British Airways, the airline that knows London best, can combine a great travel experience with numerous inclusive elements for such a low price," said Elizabeth Weisser, Vice President Marketing, North America, British Airways. "And we are very pleased to include Selfridges in this year's program -- it's one of Oxford Street's flagship department stores known for fashion, huge selection of quality and value for money."

A "Shopping In Style" option, featuring round-trip Club World business class and the five-star Marriott County Hall hotel also is being offered for an additional $2,179 ($2,728 total). This option includes the services of a Selfridges personal shopper, full English breakfast daily plus the Selfridges' gift voucher and champagne afternoon tea, along with limousine transfers to and from the hotel and airport.

In addition to the $549 price available from JFK or Newark, the shopping package is available from all British Airways USA gateways at a comparable price:

 Boston                                         $570
 Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore      $580
 Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Atlanta, Detroit        $580
 Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston                      $580
 Chicago                                        $596
 Phoenix, Denver, San Francisco                 $612
 Los Angeles, Seattle                           $612

As an option to the basic package, additional nights and other room types are available at a variety of London hotels; rates will vary depending on hotel, room type selected and travel period.

Prices are per person based on two individuals traveling together from the USA and are subject to availability and do not include government fees and taxes of approximately $128 and a $2.50 Sept. 11 Security Fee. The shopping package must be purchased seven days in advance of departure, and a minimum of three nights' stay is required. Other restrictions may apply.

Information on bookings, British Airways flight schedules and additional London Shopping information may be obtained from local travel agents or by calling British Airways Holidays toll-free at 1-877-428-2228.

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