Fare Alert: Business Class Europe – US From Just $1262 Roundtrip (oneworld/SkyTeam)

There’s an amazing business class roundtrip fare on oneworld airlines between Stockholm, Gothenburg and Oslo and the U.S. Connections are going to be via London Heathrow (British Airways) or Helsinki (Finnair). Travel is available to San Francisco, Chicago, Washington Dulles and perhaps other cities as well.

This isn’t just for European readers although Europeans will certainly find it super useful. Americans are going to find this useful as well, for instance redeem a business class award ticket one-way to Europe then buy travel back to the U.S. in paid business class. You can nest a paid ticket inside a roundtrip award ticket to get two trips.

And remember that when you travel on oneworld partner airlines and credit to American AAdvantage discount business class fares are the best way to accumulate miles and elite qualifying miles, since those are based on a multiplier of distance flown rather than fare paid (and the multiplier for business class is better than for coach). But for this you’ll want to avoid American Airlines tickets and codeshares.

Meanwhile crediting premium cabin British Airways flights to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is super lucrative.

Here’s a sample itinerary, Gothenburg Sweden to Washington Dulles and back to Oslo.

Key rules for fare basis ILN2C8S4:

  • Travel permitted April 8 – 26, June 27 – September 4.
  • 21 day advance purchase required (although the travel period is farther away than that)
  • Six day minimum stay or Saturday night stay required
  • Stopovers in Europe are permitted for 150 euros each, in the US for 600 euros each
  • Non-refundable with 300 euro change fee

Fares are available to and back from San Francisco as well, in fact they’re broadly available.

For instance:

And in some cases SkyTeam is even matching such as with this San Francisco fare with similar dates and rules.

Personally I’d try to book American Airlines either on a Boeing 777-300ER or 787-9 over the Atlantic for the best seats and internet. I’d avoid British Airways business class if given the option although BA business would be preferable to an American 767 or 757.

(HT: Traveling for Miles)

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  1. Hi Gary

    Re: “Book British Airways travel at BA.com to stack the $200 AARP discount and 10% Chase discount.”

    Doesn’t travel have to originate in the US for both of those discounts to apply? Thanks.

  2. @ Ziggy – That’s right for the AARP. I think you get $50 if you originate in Europe using it (I think that is what it used to be). Can’t say for sure about the Chase discount.

  3. Yes AARP discount terms are originating in US, Chase doesn’t require originating in US but those terms currently say must begin travel by December 31, 2017 unfortunately. Thanks!

  4. Just and an FYI, this may be new but this is an extract from the Chase 10% T&Cs:

    “Valid only for new bookings made by US residents paying in USD with a valid British Airways Visa Signature card issued by Chase, for travel commencing from the US to London and beyond or commencing on OpenSkies from New York/Newark to Paris Orly. ”

    Looks like travel has to originate in the US.

  5. Lately every time I book a flight for a certain plane and experience, they switch planes on me and I’m screwed anyway. I can’t wait until they get the older planes out of the sky and everyone updates their cabins.

  6. Is this dead? There’s no book by date… Today is Oct 9 and google flights isn’t showing me anything like this from SFO.

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