Deal alert: Business-class flights to Europe from $1,910 round-trip
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Business class flights to Europe from four U.S. cities just dropped as low as $1,910 round-trip.
These low fares are primarily run and operated by United, but the one especially low fare is aboard Condor Air from Seattle (SEA) to Frankfurt (FRA) for just $1,910 round-trip. For those unfamiliar with the airline, check out our review of its business class product. Condor is a part of Alaska’s Mileage Plus program, which has some pretty sweet award opportunities.
When it comes to United Polaris, the product varies by route and plane so be sure to check out TPG’s ultimate guide. For example, the Newark (EWR) to Porto (OPO) route features a 2-2 configuration which United Premier 1k holder Zach Honig says is a good option when traveling with a companion in his ranking of United business class seats ranked from best to worst.
To search, head to Google Flights or the American Express travel portal and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or an OTA.
Airline: United, Swiss, Condor
Routes: SEA/EWR/JFK/ORD/MIA to FRA/BCN/DUB/OPO/MXP/AMS/ZRH
Cost: $1,910 in business class
Dates: December 2019 – May 2020, depending on route
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Seattle(SEA) to Frankfurt (FRA) for $1,910 round-trip in business class on Condor:
Newark (EWR) to Barcelona (BCN) for $1,988 round-trip in United Polaris:
Chicago (ORD) to Dublin (DUB) for $1,988 round-trip in United Polaris:
Newark (EWR) to Porto (OPO) for $1,992 round-trip in United Polaris:
Newark (EWR) to Milan (MXP) for $1,994 round-trip in United Polaris:
Chicago (ORD) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $1,995 round-trip in United Polaris:
Chicago (ORD) to Zurich (ZRH) for $2,000 round-trip in business class on Swiss Air:
Miami (MIA) to Zurich (ZRH) for $2,000 round-trip in business class on Swiss Air:
New York (JFK) to Zurich (ZRH) for $2,000 round-trip in business class on Swiss Air:
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