United Airlines partner and Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal has business class roundtrip fares from several U.S. cities to several points in Europe starting at just $245 roundtrip.
Departures are available from Chicago, New York JFK, Boston, Miami, Washington Dulles, and San Francisco. And you can travel to TAP Air Portugal destinations such as Rome, Amsterdam, Vienna, Dublin, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Milan, Dublin and Brussels – possibly others as well – via a single connection in Lisbon.
We don’t know when Europe will open to most Americans, but Covid-19 cases are on a downward trend and more and more people are being vaccinated even as Europe generally lags the U.S. and U.K. in vaccination. There’s a good chance of opening up during the summer, allowing you to take advantage of this fare. I’m seeing availability for travel June through September. This appears to be a $58.50 base fare in each direction plus taxes.
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.
Key details of fare basis JUSEXI8E:
- Must purchase tickets by Friday, March 5 (but the fare could be pulled even before then)
- Complete travel by September 30
- $250 cancellation/refund fee, so while it’s technically refundable you won’t really get money back
- $300 change fee, so consider the tickets non-changeable as well
Vienna Hofburg Imperial Palace at night, Copyright tomas1111 / 123RF Stock Photo
This is a special fare valid through Friday only, so I assume it is not a mistake fare. However I would not make non-refundable travel plans around this for a few days, just in case the airline gets a case of seller’s remorse.