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Toward hacking Asia Miles: the unified oneworld award chart

In my recent post “Searching for business class sweet-spots in Iberia’s OneWorld award chart,” I wrote “I haven’t yet compared Iberia Avios awards to those available from other OneWorld airlines such as Cathay Pacific.”  Well, now that Cathay Pacific is out with a new 60K signup offer, it’s time to take a look. Cathay Pacific offers two different award charts depending upon how many non-Cathay OneWorld partners you fly.  If your itinerary includes more than…

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Fare war: Premium economy to Europe from $601 RT

God Save the Points reported that British Airways and American Airlines have put premium economy tickets on sale between East Coast cities and Spain, Italy, and France. That caused me to play around with Google Flights (See: How to find great business class fares with Google Flights for tips), using the map feature to find other cheap pairs. I’ve found that Delta/Skyteam has also dropped fares on many routes to beat AA/BA in many markets — with round trip…

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Europe on major alliances from $400 round trip (from New York, Seattle, Chicago, & more)

Over the weekend, prices have dropped to as low as $400 on flights to Europe from as soon as next month through as far out as next summer on major alliance flights (which means a free checked bag and seat selection in most cases). The Points Guy has a number of examples; there are also some below (click the images to go to Google Flights). This is not an exhaustive list, but rather a sampling of…

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Business Class to South America from $648-$1298 round trip

No Mas Coach is reporting a great business class fare sale on LATAM to cities in South America — with prices starting from just $1099 round trip (from New York to Guayaquil, Ecuador) and from Miami to Bogota, Lima, and Rio de Janeiro each under $1300 round trip. The Deal Business Class fair sale on LATAM (that’s LAN and TAM) from $648 to $1298 round trip on select routes (pictured above) Key Details Sale ends August 30th As with all fare…

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Business Class to Europe from $1735. Use w/ Delta Amex offer to save more

All three alliances have some great business class fares to Europe this fall, with flights on Delta, Lufthansa, American, and Air France / KLM pricing out from $1735 round trip from New York to Frankfurt. Other great prices are also available to Zurich, Paris, Amsterdam and more and from Houston, Seattle, and other parts of the country and on other carries including trips on Air Canada and United. If you added the Delta Amex Offer ($160 back on $800 or more, both targeted and long since disappeared if you did…

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Business Class: Oneworld Ireland to US from $1300’s RT, Hawaii under $2K RT – Alaska Elite Mileage Run?

As reported by You Have Been Upgraded, Oneworld has some fantastic business class prices from Dublin to North America — from $1339 round trip through some OTAs from Dublin to New York. Flights are available to places as far as Honolulu (and other Hawaiian islands) from $1992. Cheap prices are available to many other cities also — YHBU reports other low fares to Miami, Las Vegas, and San Francisco — many other cities are likely available. Here, I have also included…

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Fly away Friday: Business Class to Europe or South America under $2K, Economy deals to Asia

It’s Friday — if you’re looking to think about flying away, there are both some great new airfare deals as well as some deals still alive. We have economy deals to both Asia and Europe below as well as business class to Europe from just $1856 below. As always, click the images to go to Google Flights. If you need a primer on using Google flights, see our post about How to Find Great business class fares…

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From ~$309 RT Aug/Sept/Oct on Star Alliance, Oneworld, & Icelandair: East Coast to Scandinavia

Star Alliance, Oneworld, and Icelandair have flights on sale from the East Coast of the US to Scandinavia starting at $309 round trip from Orlando and starting at $352 round trip from other East Coast cities in late August and September/October (and possibly later into the schedule). Skyteam has a couple of routes on sale as well. Also, Icelandair theoretically allows a free stopover in Iceland on the way. Some examples (click images to go to Google Flights): New…

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Autumn fares to Europe fall: East and West Coast to Scandinavia from $360’s RT (or less)

It looks like the European airfare sale is back on. We’re seeing even lower fares on a number of routes to Scandinavia from both coasts on legacy carriers — Oneworld, Skyteam, and Star Alliance all have sub-$400 fares from both coasts (and even cheaper fares can be found on low-cost carriers Norwegian and WOW). This is not an exhaustive list — more cities may be possible. Lower fares may be possible — use Google Flights to play with dates. The bulk of availability…

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