BRITISH AIRWAYS OFFERS FREE HOTEL ROOMS IN LONDON

Free two night stay when purchasing flights this summer

NEW YORK, Jul. 11 – - British Airways today launched a ‘London for Free’ sale, offering two nights free accommodation in select London hotels this summer.

The ‘London for Free’ offer is available when customers purchase a roundtrip airfare between the US and the UK.  The offer is valid through Thursday midnight (EST), Jul. 25, 2012.  The free hotel stay is valid for travel from Jul. 27, 2012, through Sep. 30, 2012.

Four star hotels participating in ‘London For Free’ are the DoubleTree London Westminster and the Rembrandt.  The offer also includes the Tavistock, the Royal National, the President and the Astons Apartments. The two free hotel nights are based on double occupancy; single occupants are offered one free hotel night.

Simon Talling-Smith, Executive Vice President Americas, said “The UK will be host to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and we’re delighted to offer some great deals to last minute travelers who want to explore London during this exciting summer”.

Hotel accommodation can be booked and purchased with British Airways published roundtrip airfares that originate in the US during the promotional period.  Restrictions apply.

To promote the special offer, British Airways has released a new television advertisement. The spot features a British Airways aircraft taking passengers past some of the most popular sights in London, set to the soundtrack ‘London Calling’.  

Further information on this promotion and other British Airways offers are available by visiting the airline’s website, www.ba.com/LondonCalling.

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Notes to editors:

- American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia have launched their transatlantic joint business, giving customers access to a global network of over 400 destinations, more convenient connections and better scheduled travel times.

- Terms and conditions apply and are available on ba.com.

- Seats are subject to availability.

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