A few days ago I wrote about some incredible business class fares available on Ukraine International Airlines between Minsk and New York. You could fly business class roundtrip via Kiev for under $900 roundtrip, which is amazing.
Well, it looks like UIA has an even better fare for travel to New York. You can fly roundtrip business class from Istanbul to New York for 564EUR. The best place to search for this fare is through Momondo, as it prices out higher on UIA’s website. When you change the website to English the price seems to go up by a few Euro, so it’s not a big deal, but the above link seems to yield the lowest price.
This fare is valid for travel between October 3 and December 15, 2016, though is only available if you’re originating in Istanbul, and not if you’re originating in the US. Also keep in mind that Ukraine International Airlines partners with Air France FlyingBlue and Etihad Guest, so you can actually earn 120% miles with either of those programs for these flights, as they’re booked in the “Z” fare class, which is business class:
Admittedly this fare isn’t for everyone, but as someone who really wants to try UIA, I sure am tempted (though I’m not sure I necessarily want to do four segments on them).
This fare expires tonight, so you’ll want to take advantage of this ASAP if interested.
(Tip of the hat to SecretFlying)