On Tuesday I wrote about the incredible business class fares being offered between the west coast and Europe. SkyTeam was publishing fares of $1,500+ out of Portland and San Francisco, and you could fly on Air France, Alitalia, Delta, or KLM.
The fare died that same day, though some business class fares are back again… and they’re even better!
SkyTeam is publishing ~$1,400(!!!!) business class fares between Los Angeles and Madrid through the end of the schedule.
I have never in my life seen such a cheap non-mistake fare between the west coast and Europe. Never.
You can fly Air France:
You can fly Alitalia:
You can fly KLM:
Or you can fly Delta. The base fare is just ~$230 each way, plus taxes, fees, and fuel surcharges.
If you want to fly Virgin Atlantic, there’s a San Jose to London business class fare, which routes through Los Angeles on Virgin Atlantic. The base fare on that is only $175 each way, plus taxes, fees, and fuel surcharges, which includes the hefty UK APD.
Folks, if you’re planning travel from the west coast to Europe, taking advantage of this is an absolute no brainer. Award space from the west coast to Europe is extremely difficult to find in business class. Not only do you have your choice of dates here, but I’d argue paying under $1,500 is actually a better value than redeeming ~125,000 miles plus paying taxes, especially when you factor in that you earn miles on these tickets.
This is an amazing, amazing, amazing deal!
The best place to search for availability is on ITA Matrix, and then you can go to the airlines’ individual websites to book.
While I don’t think this is a mistake fare, this will not last, so book soon!
(Tip of the hat to Nick, the ultimate SkyTeam lover!