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Deal Alert: Business Class to Europe From $1,985 Round-Trip

May 08, 2017
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Deal Alert: Business Class to Europe From $1,985 Round-Trip
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Delta is running a limited-time sale for Delta One flights to Europe. If you book by tomorrow May 9, you can get round-trip business-class flights to Europe starting at just $1,985 round-trip.

This sale is on specific Delta routes from six departure cities (Atlanta, Boston, New York City, Portland, Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.) to ten European destinations. However, there are other routes not listed in the promotion that are also on sale. For example, Atlanta (ATL) to Milan (MXP) is popping up at $2,399 round-trip nonstop as well. So, make sure to check other routes besides the official ones listed:

Unfortunately, there's a slew of fine print on this offer:

  • Outbound travel from U.S. to Europe permitted August 1 – October 27, 2017. However, we are seeing flights available at these prices in June-July too.
  • Cheapest fares require you to depart on Monday - Wednesday and return on Monday - Thursday.
  • You must spend at least one Saturday night in Europe.
  • You can't stay longer than three months in Europe.

With all of that in mind, you can use Google Flights to find the dates you want and then book on Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline itself.

Airlines: Delta
Routes: ATL - MAD/MAN/VCE/MXP; SLC - CDG; IAD - LHR; JFK - TXL/LIS/MAD/AGP, BOS-AMS/DUB; PDX - LHR
Cost: $1,985+ round-trip in business class
Dates: June - October 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Lisbon (LIS) for $1,985 round-trip nonstop:

JFK-LIS Delta $1985

New York (JFK) to Málaga, Spain (AGP) for $1,998 round-trip nonstop:

JFK-AGP Delta $1998

Boston (BOS) to Dublin (DUB) for $1,994 round-trip nonstop:

BOS-DUB $1995 nonstop

Atlanta (ATL) to Milan (MXP) for $2,398 round-trip nonstop:

ATL-MXP $2398 rt nonstop

Portland (PDX) to London (LHR) for $2,500 round-trip nonstop:

PDX-LHR $2500 rt nonstop

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!

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