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Want to cross the Atlantic in a lie-flat business-class seat for a great price? Then look no further — we’re seeing great business-class deals from Madrid (MAD) to New York City (JFK) starting at just $1,081 round-trip, available for departures through May 2017. Note that you’ll have to start in Madrid to get this low price, and you can’t book one-way tickets. But if you’re planning two trips to Spain’s capital city (or elsewhere in Europe), you can use this deal to nest the two trips together.
There are multiple flight options for this route but all are ticketed on Delta, so you will qualify for Medallion Qualifying Dollars on the airline. If you fly on Delta or Air Europa metal you’ll be aboard either an A330 or 787 Dreamliner, respectively. Both aircraft offer flat-bed seats so you can catch some shuteye on the transatlantic journey. You could also fly KLM with a connection in Amsterdam or Air France with a layover in Paris, but note that some Air France jets only offer angle-flat seats. Mixing and matching carriers is a great way to try out different business class products for the same price.
Route: MAD to JFK
Cost: $1,081+ round-trip in business class
Dates: September – May 2017
Booking Link: Expedia
Pay With: Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige Card or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Madrid (MAD) to New York (JFK) for $1,081 round-trip in October on Delta and KLM:
Madrid (MAD) to New York (JFK) for $1,117 round-trip in May on Air Europa and Delta:
Madrid (MAD) to New York (JFK) for $1,117 round-trip in May on Air Europa:
Madrid (MAD) to New York (JFK) for $1,117 round-trip in May on Delta:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||16.24%-23.24% Variable||Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95||0%||Excellent Credit|