If you want to soak up the history of Athens, Greece, or ride a gondola through the canals of Venice, Italy, but don’t want to deal with taking an uncomfortable economy flight to Europe, you’re in luck.
Multiple airlines are offering discounted business-class flights to destinations all across Europe. There is plenty of availability throughout the winter and even into September 2024 on some routes.
Ticket prices range between $2,316 and $2,698 from U.S. cities on both the East Coast and West Coast. In many cases, these ticket prices are about $2,000 less than usual.
Airlines: Air France, ITA Airways, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, KLM, United Airlines and more
Routes: From Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., to numerous European cities
How to book: Browse Google Flights and book directly with the airline
Travel dates: Generally from late October 2023 through March 2024; some routes have additional availability during Thanksgiving and through September 2024.
Book by: As soon as possible
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A nonstop business-class flight from Boston to Rome would usually cost upward of $4,000. However, thanks to this deal, fare options are as low as $2,391 on Italian airline ITA Airways.
According to the airline’s website, business-class passengers can access priority check-in desks, security lanes and boarding gates. They can also check two bags for free.
If you’d rather book a business-class flight through United, consider traveling from Charlotte to Berlin in March for $2,579. Business-class tickets come with one free carry-on bag and two checked bags.
Flying United’s business class means you can access the United Polaris lounge and enjoy comfortable bedding and lie-flat seats in the sky.
If you want to jet off from Florida, there is availability from Miami to Lisbon for $2,547 in April on Iberia. The airline also allows business-class passengers to bring one free carry-on bag and two checked bags.
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There’s a plethora of discounted business-class tickets from various U.S. cities to popular European destinations. Many flights are going for about $2,000 less than what they normally cost.
If you’re flexible with travel dates and with what airline you fly, you’ll likely find your ideal European getaway.