BUSINESS CLASS FARE ALERT: West Coast – Europe for $2000 Roundtrip

Star Alliance member Avianca has fares from Los Angeles to Madrid, Barcelona, or London roundtrip (or into one, back from the other) from $2003 roundtrip. That’s flying nothing but business class on new Boeing 787s, and earning miles with your choice of Star Alliance airlines — credit to and earn elite status credit with United.

For instance here’s Los Angeles – London, back from Barcelona, via Bogota for $2002.76:

These fares are widely available between January and November:

Avianca’s 787 business class is fully flat reverse herringbone seats with direct aisle access – a very good hard product.

Some itineraries involve overnights in Bogota, but those can also be avoided by choosing flights carefully and for about an extra $33.

  • 21-day advance purchase required
  • One free stopover is permitted and additional stopovers allowed at $65 each
  • $200 cancellation (refund) fee or $160 change fee

(HT: Secret Flying but with slightly lower prices and better availability than they noted.)

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  1. In conjunction with 50% back AMEX plat use 100k points earn miles with zero out of pocket and no black out dates! Love that new perk.

  2. I saw that earlier and considered taking it, until I noticed the 17h layover. Find a $2k itinerary without half a day in Bogota, and that’s worthy of a post.

  3. So basically double your flight time (10hr nonstop v. 20hr minimum with connection) to get the cheap price. Maybe makes sense as a mileage run or even better for those who want a stopover in BOG (which is worthy of a visit). But not realistic for anyone who values their time, particularly when we’ve seen BA flight sales (nonstop) for $500-1000 more.

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