The Premium Flights site flags that all three alliances – airlines with Star Alliance, SkyTeam, and oneworld – are running great fares from New York to Europe. I’m seeing $1943 roundtrip in business class, though Premium Fares suggests some fares as low as “starting at 1635$.”
These are available to:
These aren’t oddball connections, these prices are available across airlines and on non-stops. In fact noting that British Airways is available suggests that their regular discounts may be applicable.
Here’s a sample American Airlines non-stop between New York JFK and Milan.
While fare details vary slightly by airline, these details are roughly common:
- Outbound travel permitted April 6-8, April 11-16, July 22 – August 19
- Return travel permitted April 7-18, August 9 – September 6
- 7 day minimum stay
- Must travel outbound Tuesday – Friday
- Return travel must be Sunday – Thursday
- $500 change fee
Business class deals are a great way still to earn miles (especially when crediting to a partner program) and it’s hard to argue in favor of redeeming miles at these prices – especially in programs that add fuel surcharges to awards.