Alitalia Business Class $538 Roundtrip Barcelona – New York (and Other Cities)

Just since Monday we’ve seen the amazing Cathay Pacific business and first class fare deal get honored and we’ve seen business class between Chicago and Sydney for under $1500 roundtrip. Now it looks like there’s another special fare deal out there.

Via IAANN there’s an Alitalia business class offer starting at $538 roundtrip between Barcelona and New York JFK — and possibly also Los Angeles and Chicago (HT: Leo).

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Here’s a Google Flights search that’s bringing up the price for Barcelona – New York JFK roundtrip. Find your itinerary on Google Flights and click through to the Alitalia website.

  • The website shows this is a business class booking (take screen shots)
  • You should be able to select seats in business class
  • However it appears to book into ‘X’ which is usually an economy fare basis.

If you’re a US-based flyer, you can book a one way to Europe (redeem an award or book a paid fare such as on a low cost carreir) and use this for your return. Even book a roundtrip to Europe and nest this one inside of it so you get two trips.

Here’s where you get the most miles for Alitalia X fares.

As I wrote earlier about the Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand fares we don’t know for certain how Alitalia will feel about such a deep discount airfare sale, whether they might get seller’s remorse, so I’d wait a few days after buying additional travel or making additional non-refundable plans around the fare. This is Alitalia so I should further state I trust them as far as I can throw them.

In theory an airline refusing to honor a sale like this would have to reimburse any out of pocket costs you incurred but there’s not much history with enforcement of that particular DOT statement so I’d still not test it.

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  1. I was just able to book for early March and a return in late April.

    I was able to select my seats

  2. .i’m on the same flights , check TODAY and everything it’s ok …someone is on same flights? Is only to share taxi from Jfk

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