Well, we’re seeing a good old fashioned business class fare war at the moment between oneworld and SkyTeam, with some fantastic fares which can get even better with a few tricks.
I’m seeing plenty of SkyTeam fares in the $1,500-1,600 range for travel between the US and Europe.
There’s even an incredible roundtrip fare between San Francisco and Istanbul on SkyTeam of under $1,100 roundtrip.
Oneworld also seems to have fares in the $1,500-1,600 range out of several US markets to Italy, valid for travel between August 2016 and March 2017.
For example, take the below ~$1,630 fare between San Francisco and Rome on British Airways:
While that’s a great fare to begin with, you can use the usual “tricks” to lower the cost by $400 plus 10%.
You have to click through the AARP portal to receive the discount, and the discount will be reflected in the flights as you select them. The discount is valid on British Airways marketed flights, though you can fly on a partner like American or Iberia, which are also options on this fare.
The discounted price is reflected in your total as long as you shop through the AARP portal, so there’s nothing extra you have to do. In this case it lowers the fare to ~$1,235.
You can also save a further 10% by using promotion code CHASEBA10 at the time of booking, which is valid for those with the British Airways Visa Signature® Card.
It’s worth noting that’s only valid on flights both marketed and operated by British Airways, so if you want to take advantage of that you need to fly British Airways the whole way, rather than American and/or Iberia.
That lowers the fare to ~$1,111.
This is an incredible value, among the cheapest business class fares I’ve seen to Europe. I assume there are other markets available as well, so just be sure to use ITA Matrix or Google Flights to look at availability.
This deal definitely won’t last, so if you’re interested I’d recommend taking advantage of these fares as soon as possible. You can always cancel within 24 hours.
Are you headed to Europe on these incredible SkyTeam and oneworld fares?
(Tip of the hat to The Points Guy)