FANTASTIC DEAL: Europe – USA Business Class From $1,265 Roundtrip

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UPDATE 4 Oct 15:30 PT: It looks like a lot of these fares have been snapped up or pulled but you can try searching for SkyTeam availability on the same routes as that appears to still be available.

The months when schools are on vacation often see the better Business Class fares on offer and, to help prove that point, there are some truly fantastic oneworld fares on offer right now for travel in April, July and August next year.

Fly Business Class To The US From $1,265

Headline Fare Rules

  • Fly 8 April – 26 April 2018 or 27 June – 4 September 2018
  • No set “book by…” date
  • Reservations needed 21 days before travel
  • Must stay a Saturday night
  • Maximum stay is 12 months
  • Unlimited stopovers in Europe for €150 each

The three fares I’m featuring in this post all have a few things in common:

  • They’re for travel on oneworld airlines
  • The originate/terminate in either Stockholm, Gothenburg or Oslo (often a combination)
  • They generally route through Helsinki or London

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Stockholm/Gothenburg – San Francisco Business Class Roundtrip from £1,584

Availability for the fare is pretty good in both April and the summer months – here’s July as an example with travel booked through Finnair:

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I choose to price things up in USD as that’s the currency my brain works best in….

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…but if you head over to Finnair’s website the fare will be priced in Swedish Krona:

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And Google confirms the fare when converting from Krona to USD:

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The April fares on this route are marginally higher….

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….and it’s British Airways that appears to be pricing up cheapest:

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As the fare originates in Sweden the BA website prices it up in Krona…

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…but that’s pretty much the same as what ITA Matrix is showing:

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Gothenburg/Oslo – Washington DC Business Class Roundtrip from $1,267

When pricing this up using the Matrix search the best price that appears in the calendar results is $1,363…..

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…but when you drill down into the results the actual fares on offer are almost $100 cheaper:

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Some trips involve a long layover (as this one does on the return) but, from what I’ve seen, this can vary from day to day so if you choose your dates carefully you may be able to shorten the journey time.

Gothenburg/Oslo – Chicago Business Class Roundtrip from $1,265

Just as with the other two fares I’ve mentioned the availability in April and July/August is pretty good but, once again, ITA Matrix isn’t showing the best fares in the calendar view:

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American Airlines is offering this route for $1,265 roundtrip:

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I couldn’t get to price this up (it was offering one of the dumbest routings I’ve ever seen it throw up!) but the fare is definitely available as Orbitz proves quite nicely:

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Bottom Line

Outside of “mistake fares” Business Class fares across the Atlantic do not come any better than this and, while the $1,265 fare looks the best, it’s the fare to San Francisco I like the most – any fare to the West Coast that comes in at under $1,600 is nothing short of incredible.

All these fares will earn American Airlines AAdvantage Miles/Elite Qualifying Miles/Elite Qualifying Dollars as well as British Airways Avios/Tier Points but, before you jump in to book, make sure you know which airline you should be booking through to get the best earning rates for the rewards program of your choice.

More fares like this may be available to other US cities (I didn’t check every single route) so, if you don’t see something that works for you here, make sure you do your own search too.


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