Book your free upgrade to First

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    011 441 8600

Book a Club World seat, get a first class experience.

Upgrade to First, one-way at no extra cost when you book a Club World return flight.

Whether you want a fully-flexible ticket or simply our best value fares, discover the delights of First with our free upgrade.

Our best value offers

Semi-flexible tickets

Get a great value deal when you book a Club World return ticket to London, the UK and European destinations, and enjoy your upgrade to First one-way. These offers are always popular, so call now to secure yours.

Your agent will book you an eligible published semi-flexible return ticket in R class. Upgrades are subject to availability.

Offer ends 30 September 2014.

Outbound travel must be booked between
1 September - 31 October 2014 and all fares have a maximum 12 month stay.

Call now to book on 011 441 8600

Remember to ask for your First upgrade when you book your ticket

  • Your free upgrade can be on the outbound or return part of your journey - whichever you prefer.
  • Book as many free upgrades as you like on eligible flights. They're all on us.
  • Alternatively you can contact your travel agent.

Discover First

A better seat yes, but much more besides.

Explore our First cabin and enter a world where personal service and attention to detail define your journey, from check-in through to your destination.

Discover our First cabin 


Step into our First lounges

Escape the hustle and bustle of the airport concourses and relax in our First lounges. Enjoy outstanding food and the finest wines and Champagne whilst soaking up our exceptional service. 

For the ultimate in exclusivity, explore The Concorde Room at London Heathrow Terminal 5 and JFK New York. Inspired by 5 star boutique hotels, this lounge is a unique and stylish home away form home.

Our business suite has everything you need to carry on working if you need to, whilst our cabanas give you privacy, with a day bed and en–suite bathroom.

For complete relaxation, before or after your flight, rejuvenate with Elemis Travel Spa and Skin Therapies, available at Heathrow Terminals 3 and 5 and New York JFK.

Find out more about our lounges

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A Qualifying Flight:

(i) is a published fully or semi flexible return fare in Club World on a BA mainline service departing from Johannesburg or Capetown; and (ii) must comprise of one sector in A class and another sector in R (semi-flexible) class, and only on certain fare basis codes (see full terms and conditions on 

British Airways is in no way liable should customers not be offered this lower return fare at the time of booking.

Return fares in First are subject to availability and fare terms and conditions.

Travel in R class must be booked by 30 September 2014 and outbound travel must take place between 1 September and 31 October 2014. For all fare classes, inbound travel must take place within 12 months of outbound journey.

Flights on BA's franchisees or oneworld alliance members are excluded with the exception of certain American Airlines operated flights.

Eligible Participants must request the upgrade at the time of booking. The upgrade is subject to redemption capacity in the First cabin on your chosen flight.

This offer cannot be used for bookings on; bookings with this offer must be made with a travel agent or by contacting BA on 011 441 8600.