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Currently there are some amazing airfares from Los Angeles to Madrid next summer from $1,400 round-trip for Business Class. Reported itineraries include departures across the US as well, on several SkyTeam carriers including Delta, Air France, Alitalia, and KLM.

There is no guarantee how long these will last, so I would book these ASAP if you are interested, since you can always use Delta’s 24 hour risk-free cancellation option. Even if you didn’t want to go to spend all your time in Madrid, you could still book these and then purchase some cheap intra Europe flights on RyanAir and EasyJet to head to other cities in Europe.

Score cheap business class flights from $1,400 for next summer.
Score cheap business class flights from $1,400 for next summer.

Finding Airfares Using the ITA Matrix

One of the most useful tools for searching airfares quickly is the ITA Matrix. Check out this post for tips on how to use it.

For a quick sampling, I searched airfares from Los Angeles (LAX) to Madrid (MAD) and was able to find business class fares for 3-8 night stays hovering around the $1,430-$1,450 for all of July 2015 and the start of August as well.

The best way to search for these is using the ita Matrix.
Plenty of dates in July for Los Angeles-Madrid in Business Class using the ita Matrix.

Once you find your desired flights, you can then book directly on the airlines site, so I decided to head over to and was able to pull up the following flights which would earn 18,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles as well. In order to make sure these fares earn you Delta Medallion Qualifying Dollars (MQDs), make sure you purchase them through and they are processed as a Delta ticket.

You can book directly on and would earn 18,000 MQMs for these flights as well!
You can book directly on and would earn 18,000 MQMs for these flights as well!

You can maximize your mileage earning on these purchases by earning 3x points with the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or 2x points on the Chase Sapphire Preferred. Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

I didn’t have time to search every possible city pairing out there, but if you have found other low fares, please share your findings and information in the comments below! Again, there’s no guarantee how long these cheap business class fares will last so I’d try to book ASAP if you want to get in on these. 

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