Out of my own pocket: Just after I graduated I recall paying about GBP£1,000 for a RTW from LHR
. It was probably the most I had ever spent on anything at the time and was quite good value even then. It seems quite cheap now really. I once blew GBP£1,400 on LHR
return in BA
World Traveller Plus, when I had more money than sense - but it was also at the bulkhead and I was very comfy indeed. (I am 6ft).
Out of work's pocket: I seem to recall purchasing an on-the-day Club Europe return LHR
for about GBP£676 on day in June a couple of years ago. Seems hideous now for a 55 minute flight (especially if you convert it into USD) but at the time it was really important to have a fully-refundable ticket and one that could be transferred to another airline if necessary for whatever reason. Also worth a mention is a hideous LH
Business Class return LHR
which was basically a rugby scrum from start to finish - I think that cost about GBP£600.
Slightly off point, but my best value had to be a one-way Club World (Flat Bed Sleeper Service) JFK
ticket for 50,000 miles plus tax (about £50 last year, I think.)