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Save up to $1,000 on business-class flights to Italy

June 21, 2022
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It seems like many Americans are flocking to Europe this summer and posting jealousy-invoking photos from trips across France, Italy and Greece.

Instead of joining the tourist masses this summer, save some of your hard-earned cash and book a discounted business deal to Europe for travel later this year.

Consider reserving these business-class fares to Italian destinations such as Milan, Rome, Naples and Bari, for travel starting this fall through April. The best availability is out of New York City airports.

Round-trip tickets for these discounted routes begin at $2,200, compared to their usual price tag of $3,500.

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A view of the Trevi Fountain square with tourists, in Rome on June 3, 2022. (Photo by Andrea Ronchini/NurPhoto)

Deal basics

Airlines: Turkish Airlines, La Compagnie and others.
Routes: JFK/EWR/BOS/ORD/MIA/ATL/MSP/OAK and others to FCO/MXP/NAP/BRI.
How to book: Browse Google Flights and then book directly through the airline.
Travel dates: October 2022-April 2023, exact availability depends on the route, with some flights over the holidays.
Book by: 1-2 days.

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Sample flights

As mentioned, this deal includes round-trip business flights from the U.S. to four cities in Italy, starting at less than $2,200, including:

  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Naples International Airport (BAP), starting at $2,182.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Malpensa Airport (MXP), starting at $2,296.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) to Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO), starting at $2,380.
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD) to FCO, starting at $2,382.
  • Miami International Airport (MIA) to FCO, starting at $2,465.
  • BOS to Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla (BRI), starting at $2,592.
  • EWR to BAP, starting at $2,677.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to BRI, starting at $2,850.

To search for this deal, head to Google Flights, enter your origin city and destination and be sure to select the "Business" filter at the top before populating results.

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Read more: All-Biz to Newark: A Review of La Compagnie’s Brand-New Airbus A321LR

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Once you find a flight that works with your desired dates of travel, head to the airline directly to book your flights. For example, a quick search told me I could book a La Compagnie flight from EWR to MXP over Christmas for just more than $2,200, as shown below.

(Screenshot from La Compagnie)

Note that La Compagnie is an all-business-class airline, though differences in fare types still exist. The above flight is for a promo fare, which means it is nonrefundable but can be modified for free if needed down the line.

Even with a discounted fare, travelers can expect traditional La Compagnie service, including full-flat seats in a 2-2 configuration, free Wi-Fi, amenity kits with Caudalie skincare products and seasonally curated menus by Michelin-starred chefs, among other onboard luxuries. Additionally, all baggage is included — specifically, two checked bags and one carry-on bag.

Be sure to scour this deal for sale flights to Rome, Naples and Bari as well, and note any differences in fare types before booking.

Maximize your purchase

If you book this deal, be sure to use a credit card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year) or the American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline). Citi card holders can use the Citi Prestige® Card (5 points per dollar on airfare) or Citi Premier® Card, for 5 points per dollar and 3 points per dollar on airfare respectively. Or try the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on travel). Read TPG's guide for more ways to maximize airfare purchases.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

Milan's Duomo cathedral in the winter. (Photo by © Marco Bottigelli/Getty Images)

This is an opportunity to book a business-class deal to Italy from both the East Coast and West Coast, with fares starting around $2,200-$2,300, including flights over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Related: What’s new in Italy right now

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
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  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
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  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023