British Airways Sale to London is the ‘Bees Knees’

Air and Hotel Sale Will Have You Saving Some Serious ‘Dosh’ On Your Fall London ‘Hols’

NEW YORK, May 17 /PRNewswire/ — British Airways announced today a “brill” airfare and hotel sale, giving travelers the perfect opportunity to cross the pond and use British slang learned from British Airways’ new “English to English” dictionary.

The airfare sale starts at just $358 round-trip from New York City (JFK or Newark) and is available from all 19 North American gateways. Along with the airfare sale, British Airways is also offering “smashing” hotel prices. Travelers may stay at four-star hotels starting at just $69 per person per night; hotels include the Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt and the Gresham Hyde Park.

“British Airways is making travel to London both affordable and easy,” says Elizabeth Weisser, vice president marketing, North America. “To prepare customers for the most authentic British experience possible, we have compiled a new online ‘English to English’ dictionary and an ‘insider’ guide to London that demonstrates the value of ‘going with those who know’. Combined with our ‘cracking’ air and hotel prices, we are offering customers all the right tools to enjoy a truly British holiday without breaking the bank.” not only offers air and hotel booking, but travelers also have the opportunity to book theatre, car rental and sightseeing trips. In order to book an affordable trip, it is always best to book as many arrangements and activities as possible in the U.S. before traveling to London.

Now is a “jolly” good time to book a trip to London and use all of the “smashing” British slang phrases offered on Travelers will ‘be in the know’ after visiting the site of ‘those who know’ and finding the best-kept secret places in London.

Additional details on this sale, the ‘English to English’ dictionary, tourist tips and other activities are available at

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Comparable prices are available from all 19 British Airways gateways in the USA. The package must be booked by Thursday 12 midnight (EDT), May 26, 2005. Hotel price shown is per person based on double occupancy. Prices will vary and may be higher for different travel dates, hotels and room types. Travel is valid Sept. 1 – Oct. 26, 2005, and Dec. 16 – Dec. 23, 2005. Prices are subject to government approval and do not include government fees and taxes of approximately $110 and a $2.50 September 11th Security Fee. All packages are subject to availability, and prices are non-refundable. Minimum stay is one Saturday night; all travel must be completed by Dec. 23, 2005. Other significant restrictions may apply.

Passengers also may upgrade to the World Traveller Plus cabin with roundtrip fares available from all North American gateways for autumn and winter travel. The World Traveller Plus cabin features 38-inch pitch seats in a separate cabin aboard longhaul wide-body B747 and B777 aircraft.

For your information, in London:

Bees Knees – an expression used to describe something spectacular. Like, “lying on the beach in the sun is the bees knees.”

Dosh – is another general word for cash or money.

Hols – is the word for vacation. As in, “We must have our hols in London this year.”

Brill – means absolutely brilliant or fabulous, awesome; having nothing to do with intelligence. Used like, “You got the job? Brill!”

Cracking – means the best. “These prices are cracking!”

Jolly – a sort of heightened ‘very’. As in, “This is a jolly big city isn’t it?”

Smashing – means great. As in, “The festival was absolutely smashing!”

Sample air prices from the following US Gateway cities:
JFK/Newark – $358
Boston – $408
Philadelphia – $408
Washington DC/Baltimore – $448
Atlanta – $488
Miami/Orlando/Tampa – $508
Chicago – $498
Detroit – $528
Denver – $568
Dallas/Ft. Worth/ Houston – $498
San Francisco – $518
Los Angeles – $528
Seattle/Phoenix- $548

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