Via Premium Flights business class fares are available from several US cities – including New York, DC, and Los Angeles – to Moscow from $1650 roundtrip.
Here’s New York JFK – Moscow on Swiss for $1768 roundtrip.
Cheaper flights can be found through Skyscanner.com, for instance $1687 roundtrip from Los Angeles in business class:
Key details of fare basis PQA66SNC:
- Outbound travel permitted July 21 – August 20, November 23 – November 30, December 9 – December 16, December 22 – January 3.
- Return travel permitted August 5 – September 5, November 24 – November 30, December 9 – January 10
- Saturday night stay required
- 3 month maximum stay
- Free stopover allowed in each direction at your connecting point in Europe
- $450 change fee
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United offers 100% of flown miles on Swiss P fares plus elite bonuses when booking on another airline’s ticket stock. Their own ticket stock will earn based on fare price but will also earn elite qualifying dollars. Other ideas for where to credit the miles.
Maybe you weren’t satisfied with the Mueller report and want to conduct your own on-the-ground investigation. Or you’ve always wanted to trace your family’s roots back to the Tsar. Either way this is one of the best sale fares I’ve seen to Russia.
” Or you’ve always wanted to trace your family’s roots back to the Tsar.”
Bring red stain remover.
Don’t you need a VISA to get into Russia, though? And isn’t that process ridiculously difficult….?
The process of obtaining a Russian visa is extremely difficult and risky. A relative applied for a visa 4 months before the trip and only got it 2 days before flight. The visa processing centers don’t reply or pick up phone calls. Any little mistake or imperfection on the application requires them to scrap the entire thing and you have to start over. After 2 months of denials, my relative used an agency and it still took 2 months of back and forth. It was extremely expensive.
Sometimes we see winter deals but this is a fantastic summer fare and on SWISS, no less. If you buy it start working on your visa now as it is not a quick process. And if you plan to go in December I would stock up on heavy clothing from LL Bean.
On an A330?? When will they upgrade that fleet….them, TAP, Air Lingus, etc. Even Iberia is flying an A350……