Amazing Deal: ~$1,400 Business Class Tickets To Europe!

There are some incredible business class fares being published by oneworld right now, including for travel on American, British Airways, Iberia, etc. They’re available from tons of cities in the US to tons of cities in Europe, and perhaps the best part is that they’re valid over a huge set of dates.


The fare is available for travel between this fall and next summer, so this fare can be useful whether you’re planning Thanksgiving or summer 2016 travel. Fares do range a bit, though the fare sales are somewhere in the range of $1,800-2,000, which is pretty incredible, especially for travel from the west coast. You’re best off searching through ITA Matrix or Google Flights.



Keep in mind that there are two ways you can knock even more off the cost of these fares:

  • AARP members can receive $400 off roundtrip business class fares, as described in this post. This is valid for outbound travel through March 31, 2016. This can lower the fares into the range of ~$1,500 roundtrip (or sometimes even less). As I’ve explained before, anyone can join AARP for $16 per year…. I’m even a member.
  • Those with the British Airways Visa Card can receive 10% off British Airways fares, for outbound travel through December 31, 2015.


Just to give an example, take the below flight between Los Angeles and Paris. At ~$1,995 roundtrip in business class, it’s a heck of a deal.


After becoming an AARP member for $16, and using the $400 AARP discount, that fare is knocked down to ~$1,595.


Then after you apply the 10% British Airways Visa Card discount, that fare is knocked down to ~$1,435.


Just keep in mind that while the cheap business class fares as such are valid well into next year, the AARP and BA Visa discounts have sooner deadlines. So you have to travel outbound by March 31, 2016 to use the AARP $400 discount, and have to travel outbound by December 31, 2015 to use the BA Visa 10% discount.


Bottom line

We’re seeing these business class fare sales more and more often, and in many cases they’re really getting into the range of what you’d expect to pay for an economy class ticket. At these prices it really is tough to go wrong. And at these prices it’s almost worth paying rather than using miles, given that miles have a value as well.

Generally when these offers come around they don’t last, so you’ll want to book sooner rather than later to take advantage of these deals.

Do you plan on booking one of these cheap oneworld business class fares to Europe?

(Tip of the hat to Frequent Miler)


  1. It would be nice to know 2016 AA qualification rules, especially regarding EQPs… I really don’t understand what they are waiting for.

  2. to answer my own question…SkyTeam is basically matching. I see WAS-BCN for under $1700 in J on the AF A380 for the TATL leg, returning on the DL A330.

    Definitely need to start poking around a little bit more!

  3. Looks like this deal only applies if you’re flying ex-USA. I need a one-way from BCN-SFO next August and not having any luck return or one-way from a variety of origins. Something to keep in mind. Though add Virgin Atlantic to the sweet-deals bucket, too; SFO-LHR is $1700 in Upper Class. That’s a pretty awesome price, especially since I could probably eat/drink that much alone in their clubhouses at both ends of the trip.

  4. It says $1998 for the LAX-LHR-CDG flight until you select the last segment, then it says buy on AA or BA for $5142 on google flights.

  5. It sounds like much of these are gone for now but do you know if you can use the aarp and BA card discounts with a BA card companion pass as well? I assume the BA card maybe.

  6. Skyteam now gone. Confirmed dates on ITA and went to Delta to book and kept coming up with error messages. Now fares are 4x the $1900 they were at…

  7. Still finding some select dates on ST. It’s the kind of thing where there’s, like, one day of the week in the whole month, but better than nothing.

  8. @Paul: use google flights… they indicate the type of bed available.

    I’m still seeing a few destinations pricing sub $2K. (ex-SFO at least). London via AMS on KLM and CitiJet. And Vienna via LHR on BA.

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