There’s currently business class tickets between New York and Russia – either Moscow or St. Petersburg – from just $1622 roundtrip with the transatlantic portion of the journey on oneworld member Finnair. That’s an amazing fare, and it’s available exactly when you’d want to make the trip whether you want the best weather or to steal an election.
Flights between Helsinki and Russia will be codeshares either on Aeroflot or Nordic Regional (which is part-owned by Finnair). I chose the slightly pricier Nordic Regional connecting flights because those book into business class.
Key details of fare basis IFLE2US2:
- 21 day advance purchase required
Valid for travel commencing April 1 – October 30
Helsinki stopover adds $100
Must ticket by February 29 (but the fare may not last until then)
- $250 change fee
- $250 to cancel and refund prior to departure
Copyright Christophe Meneboeuf, via Wikimedia Commons)
You will probably choose to credit a Finnair ‘I’ fare to either American AAdvantage or Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. If you choose to make the trip bear in mind a visa is required for U.S. citizens.
(HT: Premium Flights)