Deal alert: Widespread Europe sale with business-class seats for under $1,000 round-trip

Sep 7, 2021

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Flying to Europe can get pricey, but Icelandair is currently offering fares for business-class seats under $1,000 round-trip. If flying to various cities in mainland Europe, you’ll connect through Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF), first. There’s plenty of availability well into May 2022, for both the departure and arrival cities.

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Note that Icelandair’s business class seats are comparable to premium economy and are not lie-flat seats that you would expect on other long-haul flights. Still, they offer plenty of legroom and much more comfort if you’re looking to fly to Europe on a budget.

Icelandair Saga Class Seat 767
(Photo by Andrew Kunesh/The Points Guy)

This deal was originally sent out by Thrifty Traveler Premium, available for just $7.99 monthly or $49.99 annually. This membership fee can easily pay for itself since you’ll get notified of cheap flights, award flight sales and business-class deals straight to your email.

Airline: Icelandair.
Routes: BOS/DEN/EWR/IAD/JFK/MCO/ORD to ARN/BER/CDG/CPH/DUB/FRA/KEF/OSL/ZRH.
Cost: Under $1,000 round-trip.
Dates: October 2021 through May 2022.
Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on air travel), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel).

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Here are just a few examples of flights we found:

Boston (BOS) to Berlin (BER) for $981 round-trip

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Chicago (ORD) to Dublin (DUB) for $975 round-trip

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) for $979 round-trip

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Orlando (MCO) to Oslo, Norway (OSL), for $983 round-trip

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $990 round-trip

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

How to book

There are no tricks or special codes needed to find these fares.

Head to Google Flights and plug in your desired departure and destination cities. Use the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you and then click through to book with the airline directly.

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), the Citi Premier Card or the Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on air travel), American Express Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel).

Featured photo by JTB Photo/UIG for Getty Images.

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