This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard

Per View from the Wing, US Airways transitioned their fare classes over the weekend to align with American’s, but in doing so, there appeared to be some gaps that caused for a bunch of low-level Business Class award availability to be open.

Currently the US Airways World Premier MasterCard is offering an increased 50,000 sign-up bonus, meaning signing up for this card could earn you a one-way Business Class award to Europe. The Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard is also offering a 50,000 sign up bonus as well as the, so getting either of these cards right now would make sense if you want to book some business class awards to/from Europe.

Here are some examples of the great business class availability (searching for 2 people):

Philadelphia-Rome Business Class for 50,000 American AAdvantage miles:

PHL-FCO Business Class
PHL-FCO for 50k each-way in Business Class

Philadelphia-Madrid Business Class for 50,000 American AAdvantage miles:

PHL-MAD for 50k each way in Business Class
PHL-MAD for 50k each way in Business Class

Charlotte-Frankfurt Business Class for 50,000 American AAdvantage miles:

CLT-FRA for 50k in Business Class
CLT-FRA for 50k in Business Class

Bottom Line

There’s no guarantee how long these awards will be open for so if you’re interested in booking some low-level business class awards to Europe, I’d look into this!

In addition, American Express Membership Rewards, recently launched a 40% bonus on transfers to British Airways through January 31, 2015, so if you’re looking for other ways to head to/from Europe, you may want to consider utilizing British Airways Avios as well though be wary of high taxes/fees.

Feel free to comment below with any other great routes or award availability you were able to find.

Hat Tip: View from the Wing

The best beginner points and miles card out there.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

With great travel benefits, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game. Here are the top 5 reasons it should be in your wallet, or read our definitive review for more details.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
18.24% - 25.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 Intro for the First Year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.