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Summer tends to be a slow time for international business class travel to Europe, and we’ve already seen some pretty great deals from the US, including airfares that you could get down to around $1,200 per person from New York-Paris on Oneworld.
Now Delta seems to be offering some low fares out of various US cities, including some of its own hubs and some American hubs as well, for roundtrip travel to London.
There are a couple things to keep in mind when searching:
- Travel dates seem to be May-October
- Travel looks like it must be roundtrip with a 7-night minimum stay
- Reservations must be booked at least 14 days in advance
- Travel all seems to be on Delta planes (for the most part, 767-300’s and 767-400’s with a few A330’s thrown in)
But despite those, you still have plenty of great options, and Delta’s transatlantic business class is all lie-flat beds, so you should be pretty comfortable. What’s funny is that many of these business-class fares are only slightly higher than economy fares on the same dates!
For instance, here is a grid of economy airfares the first week in July between Dallas and London:
And here is the grid of business class airfares:
The difference is just about $300 – I’d pay that premium to fly business instead of economy any day!
I haven’t checked into all the options, but decent deals between $1,800-$2,000 seem to be pricing out from several cities including Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Minneapolis St. Paul, New York JFK, Seattle, Tampa and more. Here are a couple quick sample itineraries.
From Boston for $1,849 (9,795 MQM’s):
From Charlotte for $1,862 (14,130 MQM’s):
From Dallas for $1,855 (14,712 MQM’s):
From Seattle for $1,925 (14,400 MQM’s):
And just in case you’re wondering, there are still some amazing deals (some at even lower prices than the Delta ones above) on Oneworld from various US airports to Paris Charles de Gaulle, including this roundtrip business class fare from Los Angeles via Chicago and Boston for just $1,715 roundtrip (11,956 EQM’s).
So if you’re thinking of heading to Europe this summer, now is the time to make some plans and buy those business class tickets while a preponderance of these fares remain, because they won’t likely be around for long!
Those are just a few examples, but if you find any other great deals from other cities, feel free to share them in the comments below.
Hat tip: One Mile at a Time.
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