The Caribbean is a hugely popular destination for travelers from both sides of the Atlantic but not only can it be an expensive place to stay, but it can also be an expensive place to fly to in any kind of comfort. Fortunately for miles & points fans, there's at least one very economical Business Class award available for travel between Europe and the Caribbean and it's an award that can open up travel to multiple destinations.
Aer Lingus has launched a flash sale in which it has discounted the price of Economy and Business class fares on its transatlantic routes by up to $100. The discounts appear to only be valid for travel originating in North America and the Caribbean and only on travel taken before the end of the year, so the scope for savings is limited. Still, if you're looking for a last-minute deal across the pond, Aer Lingus may be an airline worth considering.
As part of the first semi-meaningful Promo Awards that we have seen in over 18 months, Flying Blue (the Air France/KLM rewards program) is currently offering 25% off award bookings to/from Miami. If you stack this with a current Amex promotion, 88,000 Membership Reward points combined with the taxes and fees that Flying Blue charges, will be enough to book a roundtrip Business Class fare between Miami and a number of cities in Europe.
One of the better Star Alliance carriers, SWISS, is currently offering an incredible Business Class fare for travel between Sweden and Bangkok for travel deep into next year. If you can position yourself to Stockholm (or if you happen to live in Stockholm), you can currently fly SWISS Business Class to Bangkok via Zurich on fares starting at around $1,123. That's a price that's unlikely to be bettered any time soon.
Qatar Airways has launched a new flash sale for departures from the United States and is offering some very good Business Class deals (by US standards) to destinations in Africa and the Indian Ocean out of at least five different US cities. With all Qatar Airways flights between the US and Doha offering the famed Qsuite Business Class cabin, these deals could be a good way of getting 2022 off to a very nice start.
JetBlue has launched what it's calling its 2021 Monster Sale which is offering fares from $31 one-way and whose discounts aren't available anywhere other than on the JetBlue website. The sale is running through Friday 29 October so there isn't long to book any bargains that you may find.
A number of airlines have published some very attractive fares for Business Class travel from Boston to Rome from November onwards. The very best fares that I've seen so far are being offered by TAP Air Portugal, but some of the transatlantic oneworld airlines have also published a number of fares that are under $2,000 (roundtrip), and by US standards, that's not a bad deal at all.
Earlier, I wrote about Citi bringing some easy-to-use offers for IHG properties in the United States but this targeted Citi offer isn't one that I recall ever seeing before. Targeted cardholders are being offered $50 back on all Virgin Atlantic bookings made in the US and US territories with the caveat that only bookings made before the end of October (for travel into 2022) will trigger the saving.
British Airways has launched a sale on flights and holidays for travel deep into 2022. With the US ban on travelers originating in the UK, Ireland, and the Schengen Area expected to be lifted next month, there's a strong focus on the United States in this sale but other popular destinations are included too.
I don't recall seeing this announced but it looks like Alaska Airlines has brought back a promotion that it ran throughout that last football season in which it offered discounts on fares based on the performance of Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback.