Deal Alert: Business Class to Italy From $1,346 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
Flights are available from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Detroit (DTW), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW) and Miami (MIA) to Rome (FCO), Venice (VCE), Milan (MXP) and Genoa (GOA). Not all route combinations will be discounted, so you may have to play around with your destination to find the best deal. You also may be able to knock the price down even more when booking through American Express' International Airline Program (IAP).
Because these deals are only bookable through Delta, even though some flights are operated by SkyTeam partner KLM, you'll still earn the regular amount of MQDs (Medallion Qualifying Dollars) for the flight. If they were bookable through the partners, they would make for a great way to boost your MQD balance for cheap. However, you will earn a bonus on MQMs (Medallion Qualifying Miles) so that makes these tickets more attractive for a mileage run.
To search, head to Google Flights 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 Delta.
Airline: Delta, KLM
Routes: BOS/JFK/ORD/DFW/MIA/DTW to FCO/VCE/MXP/GOA
Cost: $1,346+ round-trip in business
Travel Dates: January - June 2020, most dates available in April 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to Rome (FCO) for $1,346 round-trip on Delta/KLM:
Chicago (ORD) to Venice (VCE) for $1,394 round-trip on KLM:
Dallas (DFW) to Rome (FCO) for $1,415 round-trip on Delta/KLM:
New York (JFK) to Rome (FCO) for $1,472 round-trip on Delta/KLM:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.