Go! Business Suites From LA To Paris For The Whole Family For Just 50K Miles!

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Finding nonstop business class award seats from the US West Coast to Europe can be challenging, especially for travel in summer, when everyone seemingly wants to go.

That’s why there’s an especially noteworthy amount of award availability at the moment, and it’s even available at a really good price.

Delta’s outrageous award availability LAX-CDG/AMS

For travel in July, Delta has a truly incredible amount of business class award availability on their two flights from LAX to Europe, which are to Amsterdam and Paris.

Many dates have eight or more business class award seats per flight at the saver level, which is just about unprecedented.

For example, here’s availability from Los Angeles to Amsterdam in July for four people (the 105K price is the saver level):

And here’s availability from Los Angeles to Paris for four people:

The Los Angeles to Amsterdam flight is operated by an A330, featuring reverse herringbone seats. However, the flight from Los Angeles to Paris is operated by a 777-200LR that’s expected to have the new Delta One Suites by late May 2019.

Almost as ridiculous as the amount of award availability that Delta has at the moment is that 105K miles one-way is their “saver” award cost.

Fortunately Virgin Atlantic Flying Club exists.

Redeem just 50K Virgin Atlantic miles for these flights

You can redeem just 50,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for these one-way flights, plus $5.60 in taxes. That’s right, the same tickets are bookable for less than half the number of miles that Delta charges.

So whether you want to go to Europe alone or are on the latest season of Seeking Sister Wives (my new show obsession), there’s enough award availability to get just about everyone to Europe.

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is transfer partners with Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou, and Marriott Bonvoy, so there are lots of ways to come by their miles (Amex, Chase, and Citi points should transfer quickly, while Marriott points won’t).

Earn Virgin Atlantic miles with

I hope lots of you can take advantage of this award availability!

(Tip of the hat to @hungariannomad)

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  1. FYI, if you book these as a round trip you can get them for 128,000 Delta Skymiles round trip, including from non-hub cities. I’d go this route rather than booking with Virgin Atlantic (personally). You seem to be able to do Multi-City as well.

  2. lucky, just want to check: can I book the virgin flights using my delta skymiles? i have enough for a round trip but its with skymiles, not virgin. thanks.

  3. Slightly off topic, but if you had delta status here but booked the flight using VA (and thus using that ff number and no status) would you still get your delta elite benefits? Less relevant when flying business but can mean a lot when flying coach.

  4. @KM These are Delta flights, not Virgin flights. Yes, you can book them with skymiles, but at the 105K per flight rate. The only way to get the 50K rate is to use Virgin miles to book them thru Virgin.

  5. @Gene I found LAX-CDG-LAX round trip at the beginning of August for 128,000 + $130ish per person. Just use the flexibility dates calendar and it should show up pretty apparently. You have to search a round trip.

  6. Lucky, thank you for the heads up. I ended up booking LAS-LAX-CDG-MSP-LAS for myself and my wife for 128,000 Skymiles + $130ish each. Both long-haul legs will be on retrofitted 77Ls and we’re going for my wife’s birthday. It is easier to justify a long weekend trip when the flights are so affordable 🙂

  7. Folks, I can’t find any availability nonstop from LAX, CDG RT at these prices, not on Delta website

  8. wow, thanks for sharing! another reason I love me some OMAAT. (if we weren’t already booked to Kenya via AF, I’d go for this in a heartbeat!)

  9. I just booked a short trip for my wife’s birthday! LAS-LAX-CDG-MSP-LAS with the long-hauls both on the retrofitted 77Ls according to the seat maps. 128,000 Skymiles and $134 each makes for a great redemption, in my mind. Thanks to Lucky for posting about the availability and giving me something to do with my lingering Skymiles.

  10. I’m seeing massive surcharges (like $500) from DTW – LHR i.e. on May 20, even on Delta-operated flights. Can you confirm?

  11. @ Kosher Kimchee — I’m sorry that’s how this comes across, but you weren’t my source here. A reader Tweeted me about it, and mentioned he made a booking. Then I looked at availability and saw how much space there was. I can’t credit something I didn’t see.

    I promise if you ever are my source on anything I’ll tip the hat to you. 🙂

  12. why does the VS site sometimes price some J awards at 67.5k and others at 50k? Is that a DL vs VS metal thing?

  13. What an incredible deal. Delta had a D1 to Europe sale last week with many cash options < $3K r/t or 128K SkyMiles r/t. Without an award chart, it's nice to know the 128k isn't necessarily tied to flash sales and could be the low-end for D1 TATL redemption. I ended up booking a cash fare on that sale for an MQM mileage run/long weekend in Dublin in August, JFK-DUB-AMS-JFK. Chose a layover on the return so I could fly KLMs new-ish J product on the 787.

  14. Many options still exist at 128k RT. The 105k RT however, I have not seen.

    Ended up buying one for the summer 🙂

  15. ditto: Folks, I can’t find any availability nonstop from LAX, CDG RT at these prices, not on Delta website

    another false alarm.
    fake news.

  16. There was never a 105,000 RT option using DL miles. You can book for 100,000 RT using VS miles. I booked two tickets at 128,000 RT using DL miles from LAS with one domestic stop in either direction.

    If you’re still looking, good luck – this has now been featured on all of the populate blogs. There is low level availability from MSP-CDG on 8/6 with CDG-MSP on 8/13 if you needed to connect domestically anyways and are just looking to try the Delta One Suites (they should be on that route on that date).

    From LAX-CDG try 7/15, 7/21, or 7/23. For the return, try CDG-MSP on 7/30 or 8/1. I’m not seeing any CDG-LAX direct any more (but it might be there – just have to find it).

    There’s date pairs that still work – you just have to search a bit.

  17. I still don’t understand how this is real. Cash price is $10k+. I booked for me and the gf, but I’m still shocked. (LAX to CDG)

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