Great Deal: Cheap Business Class Tickets From Europe To The US

Filed Under: American, British Airways

Per flyingsophie on FlyerTalk, there are some incredible discounted business class fares available from various points in Europe to the US for travel on oneworld (they’re not available in the other direction, from the US to Europe). It seems the good fares are available mostly out of Germany and Switzerland.

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Iberia business class

The catch is that outbound travel has to occur on any of the following dates:

  • November 22-29, 2016
  • February 10-April 15, 2017

So as you can see, the fare is valid for over Thanksgiving and then again next spring. There’s a Sunday night minimum stay required on all these fares.

There are many markets where great fares are available, and you can fly any of the oneworld joint venture transatlantic airlines, including American, British Airways, Finnair, and Iberia.

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British Airways business class

For example, you can fly roundtrip business class from Dusseldorf to Chicago on Iberia for ~$1,165:


Or you can fly roundtrip business class from Munich to Seattle for ~$1,500:


If you’re interested in this fare I’d recommend booking soon, as I doubt this fare will last. Depending on the exact time of fare, the expiration date seems to either be tonight or Monday, though the fare could always be pulled sooner as well. As usual, the best place to search these fares is either ITA Matrix or Google Flights.

Furthermore, keep in mind that if you do choose to travel over Thanksgiving, you can qualify for British Airways’ promotion offering triple Avios. British Airways discounted business class tickets ordinarily earn 150% mileage, so you’d earn 450% mileage through this promotion.


Bottom line

This is a fantastic deal for Europe based readers. While we often see discounted business class tickets out of Dublin, for example, it’s rare to see fares this good out of Germany, and especially out of Switzerland. If you’re looking for a getaway this fall or next spring, I’d definitely consider one of these fares.

Does anyone plan on booking one of these cheap business class fares to the US?

  1. I don’t see the fare anymore. With exact date that you had listed, the cheapest is LOT at less than $2K to ORD. I used Google Flights.

  2. can this be combined with AARP discounts? or thats only for flights departing from US?

    how does the 105 discount work for british airways cc? can that be applied to this if i book ticket on BA website?

  3. Hmm i have two europr trips planned one thanksgiving one xmas. I guess instead of booking 2 separate trips i can combine them (I know there’s a term called for it ) so instead of doing NYC-LON x2 I can book NYC-( LON-NYC)-LON ?

    Alas I dont think this deal is still around:/

  4. Thanks much! Being a reader of OMAAT has never paid off this much – just booked two flights in Mar and Apr next year from DUS to ORD.

  5. I booked two flights from DUS to ORD via American site, it is mostly BA but also Iberia, it states “business class I”, but when trying to book seats it directs to premium economy seating, both on BA as on Iberia. Any experience by others, as if this is not real business class I can still get a refund. Thanks much!

  6. The airfare from Geneva is gone and from Germany went up in the price. The just did that all out of the blue. It is so annoying.

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