Air fares are currently much higher than usual due to the high demand and lack of staff to put on extra flights. The UK is generally worse than most of Europe, so it’s worth considering starting elsewhere to save a considerable amount of money. At the moment I’d be building in an overnight stop between the main booking and positioning flights due to the volatility of the schedules.
If the fare allows stopovers then you could consider flying the positioning flight, then the first leg back to the UK for BA fares that have the routing via Heathrow. You can then can take your time to start the rest of the trip.
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The Sydney deal is a good one as both are decent airlines. Oman Air are particularly good, you can read my review here.
- Paris to Sydney £2662 with Oman Air and Malaysian via Expedia (you can check other OTAs via Skyscanner)
- Decent availability Oct, Nov and March 23 onwards
- Dublin to JFK £1428 with British Airways
- Budapest to Honolulu £1515 with British Airways/AA
- Madrid (all oneworld are 120-day advance purchase, depart Mon/Tue/Wed/Sun, stay Saturday night)
- Stockholm to Dubai with Finnair £772 (note these involve long stopovers in Helsinki but it’s a great city to explore!)
160 tier point destinations with British Airways
- Catania £264 (Sept/Oct) Read my guide to a short break in Catania here.
- Athens £352
- Funchal, Madeira £382
- Istanbul £338 Nov to May
- Reykjavik £284
- Malta £358
- Sofia £222
- Mykonos £382 (May 23)
Others destinations all BA:
- Luxembourg £158 (tier point break guide here)
- Jersey £198
- Inverness £146
- Hamburg £216
- Edinburgh £156
- Copenhagen £210
- Bologna £209
- Venice £214
- Prague £212
Unless stated otherwise available from October 22 onwards. Try BA’s low fare finder to find the cheapest dates.