The interesting thing about summer travel to Europe is that while coach fares are high (due to the amount of leisure travel), business class fares are often quite low, given that premium cabin demand is a bit lower. Therefore it’s not unusual to see business class fare sales for that time of year, though Delta (and some Star Alliance carriers) are running business class sales for travel to Europe right now, as pointed out by The Points Guy.
The catch is that there’s a 10-day minimum stay on most of these fares, which I realize kills the value of this for many. That being said if you’re planning a trip to Europe over the summer and want to stay for a while, this is a pretty unbeatable deal.
It’s easy to find these fares on ITA Matrix by entering your origin and destination and doing a month long availability search for stays of at least 10 days.
So how good are the business class fares?
I see New York to London, Dublin, and Madrid all in the $1,500 range, largely for peak summer travel dates.
Even out of Los Angeles fares are as low as $1,600 or so in business class, which is unheard of good from the west coast (I almost never see fares from there to Europe dip below $2,000).
Anyway, if you’re in the market for a business class ticket to Europe this would be a great time to pull the trigger, as I doubt this sale will last long.
If American matched I’d probably jump on this as they let you upgrade all paid business class fares to first class, though I haven’t seen them publish any good fares yet.