Deal Alert: Nonstop NYC to Europe in Business From $2,016 Round-Trip
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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that 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.
If you follow TPG’s deal alerts closely, you’ll know that it’s pretty easy to score cheap economy class flights to Europe these days. Business class deals can be a bit more difficult to find, so when there are discounted fares we jump on them. Star Alliance carriers Singapore Airlines, SWISS and United, as well as Delta (a SkyTeam member), are offering nonstop business class tickets from NYC to Frankfurt (FRA), Berlin (TXL) and Zurich (ZRH) from $2,016 round-trip. The low fares are available for departures from August 2018 through May 2019.
You’ll get a lie-flat seat regardless which carrier you go with, but based on our experiences, you’ll have the best experience with Singapore Airlines, which flies its A380 between New York (JFK) and Frankfurt, Germany. The A380 that Singapore Airlines uses for this route is not equipped with the carrier’s latest business class seats, but you can still expect tons of space and top-notch service.
There are no tricks needed to find these bargains — simply search for dates that work for you with Google Flights and then complete the booking with with an OTA such as Expedia or Priceline or directly with the airline itself.
Airline: Delta, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United
Route: EWR/JFK to FRA/TXL/ZRH
Cost: $2,016+ round-trip in business class
Dates: August 2018 – May 2019
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (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 Zurich (ZRH) for $2,016 round-trip in January 2019 on SWISS:
Newark (EWR) to Berlin (TXL) for $2,173 round-trip in April 2019 on United:
New York (JFK) to Frankfurt (FRA) for $2,363 round-trip in October on Singapore Airlines :
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, American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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