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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
Air France is offering an amazing deal from Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) to London (LHR) in its magnificent La Première first class — here’s TPG’s review of the product. We’re seeing round-trip fares from $1,514 from the West Coast to London. This is likely a mistake fare, so keep that in mind when making additional plans. By DOT law, Air France is allowed to cancel this ticket.
We’re seeing tons of availability — almost every day between January and early September 2018. From LAX to LHR with a stop in Paris, you’ll earn a whopping 7,063 MQDs! You must book through Air France in order to get those MQDs. However, if you’re looking to earn Delta elite status, this is a fantastic deal.
Search for dates on Google Flights and then click through to book with Air France. Act quick — this deal likely won’t last long at all!
Airlines: Air France
Routes: LAX/SFO to LHR
Cost: $1,514+ round-trip in La Première
Dates: January through September 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or with the airline itself
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Los Angeles (LAX) to London (LHR) for $1,514 round-trip in La Première:
San Francisco (SFO) to London (LHR) for $1,514 round-trip in La Première:
San Francisco (SFO) to London (LHR) for $1,522 round-trip in La Première:
Los Angeles (LAX) to London (LHR) for $1,523 round-trip in La Première:
Maximize Your Purchase
Be sure 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, American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x 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.
H/T: The Flight Deal