Advertiser Disclosure

United jumps in on cheap business class to Europe

by on Thu October 15, 2015 • No Comment


British Airways launched a 48 hour fare sale offering Business Class tickets to Europe for around  $2,000 roundtrip from most major U.S. cities, including the West Coast for travel through next summer.

Delta quickly matched it.

And now United is onboard with its own twist.

  • Some fares are just below $2,000 roundtrip
  • You can book for travel until May 12, 2016 (so next summer isn’t part of the sale)
  • There isn’t any option to save $400 like the AARP / British Airways discount program
  • It’s available from most major U.S. airports, even big United hubs like Houston, San Francisco, and Newark
  • But it’s not available to most Star Alliance partner hubs  (Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Brussels, Warsaw, Geneva, Zurich, and Vienna)
  • You have to finish booking Friday October 16

This isn’t dirt cheap, but it’s a great way to get into Business Class at less than half the usual price.

Here’s a map of some of the destinations available next spring from Houston (ignore the cities mentioned above – those are available though on Delta or American).


Here’s an example of a Denver to Madrid fare…


And Los Angeles to Milan…


With rules that state you can fly as late as May 12, 2016.


Considering most of these trips cost 140,000 miles or more roundtrip, or 50,000 miles plus $1,100 to upgrade from a cash fare – you may want to bite if you can afford the extra cost.


The following two tabs change content below.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Miles dont expireas long as card is open
Learn more

Partner Offer

50,000 bonus points

Intro Offer

$0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $95

Annual Fee


Foreign Transaction Fee Waived

Yes - transfer to United MileagePlus, Southwest Rapid Rewards, Marriott Rewards, and more

Points Can Transfer to Airline Miles ?

Still confused? Have a question?

Leave a comment below -- we'll reply shortly -- no need to use your real name. Or, use the email form at the top of the page for private advice.

"These responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered."

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

X Email Alerts
Hear about new offers and tips