We frequently see great transatlantic business class fares published out of Dublin, though these are some especially good ones right now. If you want to plan your late 2016 holiday travel now, there’s an amazing sale for oneworld business class flights out of Dublin.
These fares are valid for outbound travel on the following dates:
- November 22 through November 28, 2016
- December 24, 2016, through January 6, 2017
The fares are valid on all of the oneworld transatlantic joint venture airlines (American, British Airways, Finnair, and Iberia), and there’s a Sunday night minimum stay required.
Just how low are the fares? Dublin to New York can be had for ~$950 roundtrip in business class.
Dublin to Los Angeles can be had for ~$1,200 in roundtrip business class.
There are several other available markets as well, so no matter where in the US you’re going, you should find very attractive prices. Keep in mind that historically oneworld offers bonus miles for premium transatlantic travel around the holidays — for the past several years they’ve offered 25,000 bonus miles per roundtrip, and while it’s not a guarantee it will return, I suspect it will.
Also keep in mind that while American is switching to a revenue based program in the second half of the year (which will make the mileage earning on these flights really unattractive), this likely won’t apply to tickets booked on partner airlines. This means if you’re crediting flights on British Airways, Iberia, etc., to American AAdvantage, you should still accrue miles based on distance flown rather than amount spent, which would be significantly more rewarding.
These fares are only available for travel originating in Dublin, so don’t expect equally good fares in the other direction (at least not yet).
These are some incredible fares, though admittedly they’re for travel way in the future. As a matter of fact, as of now you can just book tickets on most oneworld carriers through December 31, 2016, so you can’t even book over all eligible dates. As a result I wouldn’t be surprised if these fares stick around.
Furthermore, I expect we’ll see more great transatlantic fares around the holidays as time progresses.
But for those in Europe looking to get a head start on status requalification, these fares should hopefully be tempting!
(Tip of the hat to skunker on FlyerTalk)