The fare was $1,500 per person when traveling in pairs of two, and beyond that you could use a $400 AARP discount (anyone can join for $16) and a a 10% discount if you have the British Airways Visa Signature® Card, bringing down the per person cost to ~$1,000.
The fare was pulled but was quickly brought back, though at that point the fare was only as low as $1,700 before any discounts, and as low as ~$1,200 with discounts.
Over the weekend I wrote about how the AARP discount no longer seemed to work on discounted business class tickets. On one hand I wasn’t surprised, since it did in many ways seem too good to be true to get $400 off an already discounted business class ticket. This has been possible for well over a year, so surely at some point it’s going to be pulled, it’s just a function if when, not if.
Well, it seems that the discount not working on these fares was just a temporary glitch. The $1,700 business class fare is still available, and both the $400 AARP discount and 10% British Airways Visa Signature® Card discount once again work on these fares, meaning you can still fly to Europe this summer for less than $1,200 roundtrip in business class.
The base fare is ~$1,700. Then once you apply the $400 AARP discount the fare is lowered to ~$1,300.
And then once you apply the 10% discount from the British Airways Visa Signature® Card, the fare is ~$1,170.
As a reminder, for the nonstop flights between New York and Paris you can fly either American or OpenSkies. If you fly American you get the $400 discount though not the 10% off discount, while if you fly OpenSkies you can get both discounts.
OpenSkies business class
Under $1,200 for roundtrip business class between the US and Europe is an incredible value. If you’re looking to go to Europe this summer, this is a deal you really can’t beat if you live in New York or the can position there cheaply. I’d hop on this sooner rather than later, since I’m sure the fare will be pulled at some point.