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(EXPIRED) Cheap spring flights to Paris from NY ($281 RT w/o checked bags)

Star Alliance carriers are offering some excellent basic economy-type fares from New York to Paris in the spring time — with fares as low as $281 round trip during April. You won’t get a checked bag, but you those who can travel light can get to Europe for less than the cost of getting a few states away. The Deal Cheap economy class (“basic economy” or “economy light” in most cases) flights from New York to Paris, most widely…

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How To Find Business Class Awards To Europe For 88,000 Miles Or Points

Business class awards to Europe

Note: This post is the second installment in a series about business class awards to Europe for less than 100,000 miles. The first post goes over Korean Air awards and can be found here. Avoiding Fuel Surcharges To Europe with ANA What if you could pay a few more miles for business class awards to Europe but avoid paying those hefty fuel surcharges that Korean Air levies? I think more than a few of us…

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(EXPIRED) Cheap Star Alliance Business Class to Ukraine (from $1399 RT)

While using Google Flights to look at business class flights to Europe earlier (See: How to find great business class fares with Google Flights), I stumbled on some excellent Star Alliance business class airfares to Kiev, Ukraine from New York and Chicago — with prices available from as low as $1399 (or available through Chase Ultimate Rewards from just over 100K round trip if you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve). While this deal is narrow in terms of scope (only between…

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Singapore devalues some, adds online partner booking

Singapore Airlines has announced that as of December 7th, partner awards will be bookable online. That’s exciting news as it means you will no longer need to call in to Singapore Airlines for partner awards. However, along with that news comes a devaluation on a number of partner awards without much notice. Thankfully, most of the changes aren’t massive — and Singapore KrisFlyer miles are pretty easy to come by since they are transfer partners…

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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 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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Family mileage running for Star Alliance Gold

In the post “Hunt for Star Alliance Gold” I described why I wanted Star Alliance Gold status (lounge access!), and I told the story about a crazy Rube Goldberg-ish approach to status matching that I attempted. The match to Taj to Shargri-La to Singapore status approach ultimately failed, but a reader named Geo left a very interesting comment: If you travel often with your family, look into crediting to Egyptair Plus, apparently you can pool…

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Europe on sale: Late summer and early fall as low as $226 RT

Update: Added Detroit to Paris from $384 As reported by Secret Flying, there are some great prices on airfares to Europe in late summer and early fall on a variety of low-cost and legacy airlines from a number of US cities with prices as low as $226 round trip. While that low price is on low-cost-carrier Norwegian, there are a number of deals on legacy carriers starting from $300 round trio out of Boston and the mid $300’s out of…

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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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