You can fly to Europe this summer for less than $1,000 in business class (and this isn’t some scammy headline about redeeming miles for a “free” ticket plus $1,000 in taxes and fees)! 😉
Oneworld has published some amazing business class fares for travel this summer between New York and Paris. This fare seems to be directly competing with all business class airline La Compagnie, which will be flying between Newark and London/Paris as of this summer.
On the surface, business class fares are as low as ~$1,700 roundtrip, which is already an amazing value.
That being said, matching La Compagnie’s strategy of charging less for people traveling in pairs, tickets are as low as ~$1,500 per person if you’re traveling as a party of two.
There are a variety of these fares available, but for the most part they’re valid for travel between the middle of May and early September.
The fare is valid for travel on American, British Airways, or OpenSkies.
OpenSkies business class
British Airways business class
But you can do better than the above. Keep in mind that if you’re an AARP member (anyone can join AARP for $16 per year, regardless of age — I’m a member) you can save $400 on roundtrip business class tickets booked with British Airways. The booking process is even really straightforward.
For a one person ticket, that lowers the cost to ~$1,300 roundtrip.
And if you’re traveling in pairs, that lowers the fare to ~$1,100 roundtrip.
On top of that, British Airways offers a 10% discount if you have the British Airways Visa Signature® Card, using promo code CHASEBA10. Both the AARP $400 discount and 10% off discount can be stacked.
That lowers the fare to ~$1,170 roundtrip for roundtrip business class:
Or if you’re traveling in pairs, that lowers the fare to under $1,000 per person for roundtrip business class:
That’s right, folks. Less than $1,000 for roundtrip business class between the US and Europe in summer — that’s cheaper than economy!
Add in the fact that you can earn oneworld miles and get a guaranteed flat bed on British Airways or OpenSkies (or under many circumstances you can get a flat bed on American), and this is hands down the best value for getting to Europe this summer on a paid ticket.
If you’re interested I’d recommend booking ASAP, as this deal won’t last!