Two months ago I wrote that it’s the golden age of air travel with cheap fares all over the world. Most of those fares have been in economy, with sub-$400 roundtrips to Europe and Asia with amazing flash sales.
I certainly prefer travel in business class, and readers have been asking for those deals, recently I’ve highlighted West Coast to several European cities from $2000 roundtrip, business class to several Asian destinations for $1954, West Coast to Africa from $2146 roundtrip, United business to Asia from $1700 roundtrip, Business class to Europe $409 one-way and Singapore Airlines Business Class to Europe or Asia for Less Than $2000 roundtrip. This last was my favorite deal of all.
Airlines are more aggressively discounting business class than before, not just economy, even if most of the eye-popping sales are in coach (and even if $2000 is of course still a lot of money). When I can buy paid business class for less than 50% more than I ‘expect’ to ‘usually’ pay for economy that’s a good deal.
Now that American Airlines is bringing back Dallas Fort-Worth – Rio de Janeiro service Delta has thrown cheap business class fares their way.
Most Delta itineraries, most days, are available for $1693 roundtrip provided fare rules are satisfied.
Key details of Delta fare INNQ7NDQ:
- 50 day advance purchase
- 7 day minimum stay
- Non-refundable, $300 change fee
Here’s a sample itinerary.
It makes absolutely no sense to spend 150,000 SkyMiles (Delta flights) or even 200,000 SkyMiles (partner airlines) for saver awards on this route given the pricing.
(HT: Nick J.)