Europe plans to open to vaccinated Americans this summer. Greece and Iceland have already done so, but we can expect France, Italy, Spain and others to follow suit.
And with little business travel yet, airlines are selling the front cabin at a real discount in many cases. But there’s an incredible deal right now on United Airlines partner and Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal which has business class roundtrip fares from several U.S. cities to several points in Europe starting at just $873 roundtrip.
Boston and New York, with cities like London, Madrid and Barcelona. Miami and Chicago also enjoys sub $1000 fares to London, Lisbon, Barcelona or Madrid. Shockingly, even San Francisco to London, Madrid of Barcelona.
Departures are available from New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami and San Francisco. And you can travel to TAP Air Portugal destinations (via Lisbon) such as London, Barcelona, Madrid and for slightly more fly non-stop to Lisbon.
You don’t even have to return from the same city you arrive it, open jaws are permitted – so travel around Europe.
This should be bookable at any online travel agency website or on TAP Air Portugal’s website, and you can search Google flights for availability as well, just enter your preferred cities and travel dates.
The fare is $48 from the US to Europe, $184 return, plus a $500 fuel surcharge and taxes. Key details of fare basis JUSEXI8E:
- Saturday stay required
- 14 day maximum stay
- No stopovers permitted
- Travel now through September 15, 2021.
- Must issue tickets by May 5, 2021 but the fare could be pulled earlier than that.
- $250 fee to cancel and refund prior to departure
- $300 change fee, although tickets currently come with first change free if made at least 21 days prior to outbound travel
- Changing the first flight segment will require re-faring the itinerary to current prices at the time of the change
TAP Air Portugal J fares earn 125% of flown miles with MileagePlus, 150% credited to Turkish Miles&Smiles, or 200% if you credited to Avianca LifeMiles, Air Canada Aeroplan, or Aegean Miles+Bonus. Singapore Airlines has easy Star Alliance Gold right now and offers 125% credit, just watch out for their strict mileage expiration rules.
About two months ago TAP did have a $245 roundtrip business class fare which they declared was a mistake. But this fare is more in line with deep discounts we’ve seen from TAP for flights from Europe to the U.S., applied to travel originating on the Western side of The Pond as well.
(HT: God Save The Points)