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Good Business Class Fares to Europe on SkyTeam ~ $2,000

by on April 14, 2014 · 11 comments

in Delta, Discounted Business/ First Class, skyteam

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Thanks to a thread on Flyertalk, we’ve found some good transatlantic business class deals on Skyteam partners with prices between $1700 and $2100, which are more common prices for coach seats (and in some cases lower than coach fares on the same routes!). These deals are pricing out on the ITA Matrix for itineraries of 7-10 days for dates from late June through early September, including 4th of July weekend in some cases and also including Labor Day weekend.

In order to make sure these fares earn you Delta Medallion Qualifying Dollars (MQDs), make sure you purchase them through Delta.com and they are processed as a Delta ticket.

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In what appears to be a fare war between Skyteam and United, these deals are cropping up at United hubs like:

  • Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
  • Denver (DEN)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Newark (EWR)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Washington Dulles (IAD)

The deals cover several European destinations, including a few Skyteam hubs but mostly Star Alliance hubs including:

  • Brussels (BRU)
  • Copenhagen (CPH)
  • Frankfurt (FRA)
  • Geneva (GVA)
  • Munich (MUC)
  • Prague (PRG)
  • Berlin (TXL)
  • Vienna (VIE)
  • Warsaw (WAW)
  • Zurich (ZRH)

Additional US airports showing up with these deals include Palm Springs (PSP) and Seattle (SEA). Some routes require stops in Amsterdam (AMS) or Paris (CDG) on Delta’s partners, Air France and KLM.

These screenshots show SFO-CPH in July for $1,659 on Air France/KLM in Z class:

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This is the SFO-CPH booking as it appears on ITA Matrix;

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This is the same itinerary on Air France/KLM priced out on Delta.com:

Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 3.33.06 PMAnd this is the itinerary on Delta.com, which allows you to earn Medallion Qualifying Dollars — at a cheaper price than economy!

We also found ORD-BRU in July for $1,919 on KLM and Delta. This is the booking on KLM priced out by ITA.

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And here it’s bookable on Delta.com – for under $350 more than economy.

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Another good deal we found is DEN-PRG in Z class in August for between $1,942.57 and $1,949.50 on KLM and/or Delta:

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This is the DEN-PRG booking on KLM found on Delta.com.

Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 4.20.15 PMWe also found EWR-MUC in a combination of J and Z class in August for $2,032.28 on KLM and/or Delta:

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This is the EWR-MUC deal on Delta.com:

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To find especially good deals, I’d suggest looking from Star Alliance hubs rather than SkyTeam hubs, and then verify that the deals can be booked on Delta.com to earn MQM’s and MQD’s.

Anyone out there finding similar deals, or ones that are even better? Please leave a comment below – and bon voyage!

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  • Rojiviris

    Anyone find any good redemption deals for award travel to Europe? Ideally to LHR, CDG or AMS?

  • cbr

    Just got Delta EWR>WAW Z for $1730…round trip.

  • Jason Michael

    Air France on a380 business z and j fares WAS to ZAG and BEG to WAS for 1700

  • Sachin M.

    Looks like you don’t even have to stay 7-10 days. I got ORD-MUC for 5 days over the 4th of July for $1992. Thanks for the info!!!

  • NWDC

    The low fares didn’t show up for me on Delta’s website, but did on ITA’s. Called Delta reservation and booked business class LAX to VIE on Air France and KLM for 10 days in July for $1780. Delta rep said, “wow that’s cheaper than the economy fare”. I said, “I know”.

  • rosa

    okay so last night they were there and i was half asleep so i didn’t book but decided to wait until i was awake.. and they aren’t there. will try to follow NWDC protocol and see what happens.

  • Guest

    NWDC protocol?

  • NWDC

    Calling the airline reservations directly.
    Rosa, I almost did what you did. I texted my best friend and fellow lover of business class travel to alert him to the fares and to discuss whether I wanted to take a trip this year. I’m planning on having my kitchen remodeled this year and the airfare, even discounted, would, when you add hotel and meals, pay for new appliances. He rightly pointed out that we only live once. So that and me nearly killing a bottle of wine I decided to call Delta and snag the fare. Instead of sleeping on it like I was planning to do. Though when I checked this morning the LAX-VIE flight was still there. Either way good luck on getting your flight.

  • Andy Gray

    Snagging the fare when you see it is generally a good idea even if you want to sleep on it since most airlines (including Delta) have 24-hour risk free cancellation

  • fabinhoBP

    I found these same good rates last night also flying from FLL (Fort Lauderdale).

  • admin

    incredible

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