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$1,360RT Business Class Europe to US – use one way awards to take advantage

by on Mon March 23, 2015 • No Comment

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There are some outstanding Business Class fares without a lot of sacrifices if you’re able to travel from Europe to the U.S. this summer, thanks to a strong dollar keeping European travelers closer to home.

While it would be great if these deals appeared on departures that start in the U.S., you can still take advantage of these fares if you’re planning to visit Europe twice this year.

One option is to use miles to book a one way award to Europe, then buy the cheap fare for your return, and use miles for the final return.

For example:

  • New York – Copenhagen July 7 (use miles)
  • Copenhagen – New York July 14 ($1,360 RT)
  • New York – Copenhagen August 30 ($1,360 RT)
  • Copenhagen – New York September 5 (use miles)

There are deals to many U.S. cities, but New York seems to have the best fares. Here are some examples across airline alliances…they are round trip fares with all taxes…

  • $1,586 Milan, Rome – New York  with Delta, Virgin Atlantic, $1,735 with United, other Star Alliance carriers (Note from July 1st onward most cities in Italy are allowed at the low fare.)
  • $1,360 Copenhagen – New York KLM, Finnair, Delta, Air France , Finnair
  • $1,652 Prague – New York with Delta, Lufthansa, LOT
  • $1,639 Dusseldorf – New York with Air Berlin, American, Lufthansa, Delta, KLM
  • $1,674 Munich – New York with Delta, KLM
  • $1,694 Frankfurt – New York with LOT
  • $1,568 Budapest – New York with LOT
  • $1,566 Dublin – New York with United, Delta, Air France, American
  • $1,610 Shannon – New York with US Airways
  • $1,623 Warsaw  – New York with Air France, Swiss, Brussels, Lufthansa
  • $1,741 Paris – New York with American
  • $1,686 Oslo – New York with Delta, Air France

Even Economy Class gets some action from Italy and France…

  • $449-$462 Milan, Rome – New York with Emirates, Delta, Lufthansa, more
  • $522 Paris – New York with US Airways

Here are some route examples  this summer…

Copenhagen to New York…

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Dublin to New York…

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Munich to New York

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So think about visiting Europe twice this summer, and using these fares to stretch your miles further. It’s easy to pull up Google Flights and find dates and routes that can work for you.



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