There’s a rare fare war brewing for business class flights across the Atlantic. We know this is a good deal because standard business class fares usually run in the $5,000-$8,000 range. Today they are running as low as $1,799 round trip.
What we are finding today represents a savings of more than 50%– some business class round trips are in the <$2,000 range on a variety of airlines, although most seem to be on American or British Airways. However we are seeing several low fares on smaller carriers like Air Canada, Icelandair, Turkish and TAP, among others. Most fares require a stop enroute, but there are a handful of deals on nonstops, too.
What’s crazy about this sale is that many of these these fares are good from May all the way through January 2018. So if you have plans to fly over the pond, why not do so in lie-flat luxury (and earn those fat mileage bonuses)?
TIP: During the peak summer travel season (mid-June through mid-August) these business class fares will run only slightly above inflated economy class fares during that period. So why not bump up?
Ready to lie flat? Then check out these sample fares and head over to Google Flights for a look around! And keep coming back. This fare war seems to be just beginning and could expand to other carriers and routes. Or it could just go away.
Most of the best deals (e.g. those under $2,000) are from East Coast cities, however, a few good deals are popping up in the West, too, such as Phoenix-Dublin for just $1,940, or SFO-Zurich for $2,225.
Remember one of our most important travel skills: If you see a fare that looks good to you, BUY IT. Don’t wait around.
Atlanta: London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam $1,900; Lisbon, Madrid $2,300
Chicago: Barcelona, Madrid, Zurich $2,800
Dallas: Madrid, Barcelona, Rome $1799; London $2,009
Houston: Paris, Madrid, Barcelona $1,800; Amsterdam $2,700
Los Angeles: Paris, Rome $3,600
Miami: Madrid $1,900
New York: Rome, London, Zurich $2,300
Phoenix: Dublin $1,940
San Francisco: Zurich $2,225; Copenhagen, Stockholm $2,900; Dublin $3,100; Helsinki $3,225 (Finnair nonstop)
San Jose: Barcelona $3,500; London $3,900
Seattle: Zurich $2,500; Madrid, Barcelona: $3,500 (On Icelandair, no lie-flat)
These fares were available Tuesday March 14 on Google Flights and are subject to change.