Cheap Business Class Flights to London – Get the Best Deal and Fly in Comfort
If it’s time to visit the UK capital for a business trip, the only way to fly is business class. With business class, when you arrive at the airport, you will speedily skate pass the frustrated economy class flyers (waiting in line) and get checked in quickly and without the hassle. By the time you sit in your comfortable spacious seat that reclines all the way back, you may decide to take a little nap or just relax and let your mind get some much needed rest. Some of the joys of business class, why fly any other way?
With Cheap Biz Class, you can expect:
- Extremely low rates on all last minute business class seats (on all the major airlines).
- Speak with a real, live person who has several years of travel experience.
- Full service and assistance, before and after your flight. Our travel experts are standing by in case you need to change your reservation. Unexpected things can happen; we understand that and are here to help you when they arise.
Passport, Money and Safety
You won’t make it far without your passport, but a reminder never hurts. Remember to check the expiration date as well; you don’t want your passport to expire during your trip.
US and Japanese nationals, and citizens of other western European countries do not require a visa for visits to the UK of less than 90 days. So if you’re making a short trip, a visa is one less thing to think about.
Unsure if you require a visa? Go here
The pound sterling (GBP) is the national currency of the UK. Remember, there are currency exchange facilities at the airport. You may use your credit cards (check for your bank rates for international use beforehand), but cash is always nice to have to pay for transportation and leaving tips (Speaking of tips, 10 to 15% is a standard tip in London, so make sure you leave a respectable tip when appropriate).
You can use popular websites like Yahoo’s Currencies Center to get the correct conversion rates and there are also many apps for both Android and iPhones that will act as a currency converter. Lastly, you can use Google, by typing in “currency converter.” (See Below)
Arriving at the Airport and Transportation
London is a multicultural, fast paced city with over 7 million people.It’s also one of the leading financial hubs of the world and businesses are dispersed throughout London’s business districts: Docklands and The West End, as well as throughout Central London.
London has multiple airports including:
- Heathrow Airport
- Stansted Airport
- Gatwick Airport
- Luton Airport
Heathrow Airport is one of the most advanced and the busiest airport in the world (connecting travelers from America, Asia, Europe and Africa). It’s about 20 miles west of Central London and has 5 total terminals with restaurants, shops and currency exchange facilities. If you need to find one of the currency exchange facilities – but you’re new to the airport(or to London), it’s best you find one of the many information counters in the airport and you’ll be directed in the right direction.
If you are flying to Heathrow, the fastest way to get to Central London is going to be on Heathrow Express, which is a train that travels back and forth between the airport and Central London (non-stop in less than 25 minutes). Of course, there are other transportation options as well such as a taxi, bus, and via the famous London UndergoundTube system. The London Tube is an underground rail network, but may take a little longer to get to Central London compared to the Heathrow Express (which is non-stop), so plan accordingly.
Getting Around London
Once you’re in town, the Tube connects the city fairly easily, but be aware, the Tube is not the most comfortable ride in London. However, it is fairly priced and fast within the city.You may prefer to travel by cab or elect transportation that will allow you to see more of the city. In that case, you will want to take the famous, double decker buses and see the city that way. Lastly, if you prefer to drive – you can always rent a car from Hertz or Avis, but remember in London, traffic drives on the left side (a compared to North America). If you do decide to rent a car and plan on driving between 7:00am and 6:00pm (Monday-Friday) you will need to pay a Congestion Charge if you are in the Charging zone (Yes, you are charged extra to drive.).
Learn more about the Congestion Charging.
Conducting Business in the UK?
The United Kingdom is comprised of four countries; England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Please be aware of the cultural distintion between all four. English and British are not internchangable. British denotes anyone from the UK, while English denotes someone from England. Each of these four countries have a very strong sense of identity and this should be observed at all times. Depending on age, the British are very formal when conducting business. The older generation are extremely formal and this relaxes as the age decreases. Their communication style is very formal when meeting people for the first time. They tend to be less formal once a relationship and trust are built over time.
Punctuality is very important in the British business world. Always be on time and call in, even if you anticpate being 5 minutes late.
Here are a few tips for those attending a business meeting in the UK:
- British business attire is conservative.
- Men should wear a dark coloured, conservative business suit.
- Women should wear either a business suit or a conservative dress.
- Shake hands with everyone at the meeting upon arrival.
- Maintain eye contact during greeting and during all convesations.
For additional cultural tips on the United Kingdom, visit this great resource.
Time to Relax and See the Town – Historic Sites, Pubs and Active Nightlife
Once you’re done with business, there is much to do in London and it’s a city full of landmark historical sites and an array of pubs. Of course, you will want to see Big Ben, The Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. As for pubs, check out The Mayflower, which is right on the Thames Path. If you are interested in the night life, visit China White or Whisky Mist, both very popular night clubs and you might even run into a few famous people.
Here are the top 5 sites to see in London:
- Buckingham Palace (The Queen’s home)
- London Bridge
- Big Ben
- The Tower of London (where political prisoners were held in Medieval England)
- Stonehenge (Pre-RomanBritanny Ruins)
Get Great Deals on Business Class Flights To London and Let Us Do All The Work
CheapBIZClass will get you the best deals, routes and flight times for your trip to London. Our travel experts will make the entire process easy, while providing you with additional helpful information and assistance (before and after your flight).
That’s right; you will get to speak with a real person that wants to help you and has the knowledge to do so. Unlike other travel sites, (we won’t mention any names) where you simply book a flight online, CheapBIZClass provides a much more customized and personalized experience. Our travel specialists have been helping business travelers like yourself for over a decade.And we will continue to be available and at your service while you travel, so if your plans suddenly change, no problem, we are right here and ready to help.
With Cheap Biz Class, you can expect:
- Competitive rates on all last minute business class seats (on all the major airlines).
- You speak with a real, live person who has several years of travel experience.
- Comprehensive assistance, before and after your flight. Our travel specialists are standing by in case you need to update or change your reservation. Unexpected things happen; we understand that and are here to help.
With all the benefits of business class, combined with the exceptional service and competitive rates provided by CheapBIZClass, why not make a reservation today? Give us a call at 1-888-496-0747 and speak with a travel specialist. We are the luxury travel experts and would love to help you have the business class experience you deserve.