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).
I hope lots of you can take advantage of this award availability!
(Tip of the hat to @hungariannomad)