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Business Class to Europe for 80,000 miles Round-Trip, And a Trick For Avoiding Fuel Surcharges

Business class awards to Europe

Business Class Awards To Europe For Less The most valuable award sweet spots are the ones that you actually use. With that in mind, today I will be sharing the first post in a series about award sweet spots that will help you get more from your miles when heading to Europe. While you can typically expect to spend between 115,000 and 140,000 miles for business class awards to Europe, today’s sweet spot will get…

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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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Terrific airfare: NY or Chicago to Asia under $400 RT (many cities)

As reported in several places, there are some amazing airfares available to South and Southeast Asia today on SkyTeam member China Eastern Airlines. Note that these fares are not showing up for me in Google Flights calendar view — but they do show up when I select specific dates. For example, here are November and December from New York to New Delhi, India in Calendar View: However, if you choose the dates, prices drop on some days. For example, when I select November…

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Crazy promo: RT First Class on Emirates, Korean or others for $800 or less

Update: It appears that the rates are not correct for these redemptions. See to check rates. Update #2 to come… Update #2: The terms of this promotion state that you must be a Brazilian citizen. It’s possible that this won’t be enforced, but I am including updates and I am no longer recommending this promotion. It might work — but there is simply too much grey area to know. Furthermore, the award rates from were completely…

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Airfare Deal: Boston to Spain from low $300’s RT

Loyalty Lobby reports a nice airfare deal on Delta/KLM/Air France of just $398 round trip between Boston and Valencia, Spain. That’s a great fare to fly into Valencia. More details including fare construction, rules, and example dates can be found at Loyalty Lobby. While looking at that deal, I stumbled on a few other great airfares between Boston and Spain (and also to Paris). Skyteam has flights to Madrid and Alicante from $398 in September and October. See…

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Business Class: Philadelphia to Bangkok ~$2520 round trip

First Class Flyer is reporting that there are very good business class fares between Philadelphia and Bangkok for travel into mid-June – starting around $2517 on Qatar Airways or Air France and KLM. It’s not the Maldives to New York for $101, but these are nonetheless great prices. These fares are available for departures on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays between now and June 21st. For example, here is June 6-13: Don’t trust the Google Flights availability calendar — despite…

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Fly away ’cause it’s Friday: LA to Australia $800 RT direct, many routes to Europe under $400

We’ve posted a number of great airfare sales over the past couple of days that are still alive — and we are now adding Los Angeles to Australia from $800 nonstop below. Many of these prices are quite good and worth a look if you are interested in trips to these locations. Europe To recap, we posted about sales from both coasts to Europe: Fare war: US east and west coasts to Europe from $300’s…

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Fare war: US east and west coasts to Europe from $300’s RT

There are some terrific airfare sales heating up today from both east and west coast US cities to Europe in economy class from the low $300’s (with many cities available for $350-$450 round trip). Pricing and timing varies, with some of these fares available starting from summertime and others available in the fall. See our primer on how to find great fares with Google flights for more help on finding a great deal.   West Coast Ric from…

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