Rob points me to the ‘Good Deal Premium Cabin Fares’ thread on Flyertalk, where we find that Delta is running a pretty amazing business class sale on some transatlantic routes.
Probably the easiest place to find seats to purchase is Kayak.com, where you’ll be transported to the Delta website.
Using ITA Software I searched for Delta flights in business class between New York JFK and Istanbul, and set the trip length from 6-9 days, looking at flights in May and came up with the following calendar:
That was before I looked up fare rules, even, and found that there are several cheap business class fares ranging from $978 – $1293 plus taxes which have varying rules such as 14 and 21 day advance purchase requirements, some have 7 or 10 day minimum stay rules.
Here’s the fare breakdown:
This is business class as we enter peak season, even. Come the summer coach prices will be this much or more.
There are similar prices to Moscow as well (albeit with fewer dates available).
These fares certainly won’t last.