HOT FARE: From $528 for Air France PREMIUM ECONOMY US – Istanbul Roundtrip

The Flight Deal scoops a deal about Air France premium economy for under $600 roundtrip.

Premium economy can often be thought of as similar to domestic first class, so a real step up from coach, and for less than the price of coach.

This should be a $2500 – $3000 roundtrip ticket. And yet I don’t think it’s a mistake, it appears to be focused on United hubs.

Washington Dulles and Chicago are available from $528, Houston and other United hubs are reportedly available for a little bit more.

  • Take your outbound flight between March 28th and May 15th or between August 24 and October 25.
  • Travel outbound Sunday through Wednesday
  • Return Monday through Thursday
  • 3 day advance purchase required

You can earn full redeemable miles with Delta or Alaska on this fare.

This should be bookable on Orbitz or Expedia. Here’s a sample itinerary from Chicago:

And here’s the fare breakdown, you’ll see it’s $123 roundtrip plus taxes and fuel surcharges.

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  1. […] up last fall, which will give me roughly 40,000 MQM’s together.  And Gary recently posted about some great Premium Economy fares on Air France from LAX to Istanbul (which I won’t be doing this year, but is tempting) for under the $1,000 mark – and Premium […]


  1. I’m not familiar with Air France’s program, so pardon my ignorance, but any chance these are upgradeable? Also, does AF allow for stopovers on this fare

  2. Damn.

    I plan my vacations so far in advance that I can never take advantage of good overseas deals.

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