Openskies Washington DC to Paris Business Class from $1,527 Total Roundtrip

by on May 17, 2011 · 6 comments

in British Airways

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Openskies is an all-business class airline that flies from NY and Washington, DC to Paris. To celebrate one year of service from DC, they are offering rock-bottom fares. I priced out a Memorial Day trip DC – Paris and it came to $1,527 total, roundtrip which is a pretty incredible deal. Openskies flights earn British Airways Executive Club miles, however these flight do not earn elite qualifying Tier Pointsand as an Executive Club member, you can earn 120 Tier Points when you travel in our Biz Seat cabin and 180 Tier Points in our Biz Bed cabin. Tier Points allow you to move up through the different levels, enjoying the additional benefits each tier brings.

Beyond being a really good business class trans-Atlantic fare, DC – Paris roundtrip nets 11,583 British Airways miles, which can be redeemed on any Oneworld carrier. One way domestic American Airlines awards start at 12,500 miles and roundtrip on American or Lan to South America is only 40,000 miles roundtrip.

These fares won’t last long, so go here to book by May 20, 2011

1. The Biz Seat airfare displayed above is each way based on roundtrip purchase 7 day advance purchase, min Sat. night stay, non-refundable and subject to availability for outbound travel May 23 – July 9, 2011 and all travel complete by Sept 17, 2011 for new bookings only made May 16 – May 20, 2011. Special offer ends May 20, 2011.
2. Fares do not include government fees and taxes of approximately $123 and a $2.50 September 11th Security Fee. Fares include a fuel surcharge and a security/insurance surcharge both levied by OpenSkies
3. Changes to itineraries booked in Biz Seat are permitted prior to the ticketed departure time of each flight for a fee of $450, subject to availability. The itinerary will be re-priced using fares in effect on the date the ticket is reissued and must meet all rule provisions of the newly ticketed fare.
4. Details of our Best Fare Guarantee can be found here.
5. British Airways Executive Club members can earn BA Miles per the terms and conditions of the Executive Club.
6. Offer can be booked at, through the OpenSkies Call Center of through your travel agent.
7. If you book through the OpenSkies Call Center, ticket will cost an additional $50 per person. 8. Open to US customers paying in USD only for flight departures originating from the USA.
9. OpenSkies reserves the right to recind this offer at any time.
10. Other significant restrictions may apply.

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  • Lantean

    Brian, I would advise against taking OpenSkies. I don’t know if you have ever flown them (my guess is no) but the offer is not really for a business class seat, it’s for a glorified economy seat that they call a “business seat”. They also have a “business bed” cabin, which is comparable to business class on Continental or Delta, however, there are only about 6 or 8 of these beds on the plane and they are significantly more expensive (I doubt this sale applies to it).
    So it’s not really a business class seat… it’s an economy seat for people who want to brag to their friends they flew business even tho they didn’t.

  • The Points Guy

    @Lantean- I knew it wasn’t a lie flat, but I didn’t think it was that bad- especially for $1,500 which is cheaper than Air France’s premium economy

  • Lantean

    That’s the word I was looking for… It’s still early! Lol
    Premium economy. That’s exactly what it is. ;-)

  • Jim H

    Can British Airways miles be used to book OpenSkies?

  • Mike

    OpenSkies’ Biz Seat, while not fully flat, absolutely is business class. In fact, they are the same exact seats AA had in business until they installed their NGBC product a few years ago.

    Biz Seat has 52″ pitch and 140 degree recline. Air France’s Premium Voyageur has 38″ pitch and reclines 123 degrees. That extra foot of legroom makes an especially big difference when you’re 6’1″ like me. Biz Seat also offers lounge access, a free checked baggage allowance of 3 bags, and far better food than Premium Voyageur (which is standard economy fare).

    FYI, CO’s BF product on their 762s, widely regarded as being very comfortable, has 55″ pitch and 156 degree recline — not that far off from Biz Seat.

  • Marc

    The 20,000 mi promo for BA EC members for biz seat r/t from IAD to ORY apparently expired on May 15 but reservations says they may honor the promo for a few more days. So that’s potentially 31,583 mi r/t.

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