If you visit Europe has been on your mind lately, now couldn’t be a better time to book a flight.
Several Star Alliance members offer discounted business class flights to various European cities, starting at just $2,494. With these offers, you can fly to amsterdamCopenhagen and Paris.
Business class seats to Europe can typically sell for up to $5,000, but those fares are discounted by almost 50%.
If you’ve been hesitant to book a flight because fares have been notoriously high for the summer season, these deals offer a wide range of travel dates. You can either book that late-summer flight or visit Europe during the colder months, when its cities aren’t as crowded with tourists.
Basics of the offer
Airlines companies : Air Canada, Condor, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Swiss and United Airlines.
Routes: From Austin, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Newark, New York and Seattle.
How to book: Search Google Flights to find your ideal dates, then book directly with the airline of your choice.
Travel dates: Generally from August 2023 to March 2024.
Book before: In the next two days.
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Examples of flights
Given the flexible travel dates, you can use these offers to book a trip in late summer or anticipate your travel plans in 2024.
Here are the flights that stood out to us:
- Air Canada: From LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), from $2,494 (includes a stopover in Montreal).
- JetBlue: Denver International Airport (DEN) to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), from $2,580 (includes a layover in New York).
- Air Canada and Lufthansa: From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to Copenhagen Airport (CPH), starting at $2,618 (Air Canada flight stops in Toronto and Lufthansa flight stops in Frankfurt).
- Lufthansa and Condor: From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), from $2,650 (includes a layover in Frankfurt).
- Lufthansa and Condor: LAX to AMS, from $2,650 (includes a stopover in Frankfurt).
- Lufthansa and Condor: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to Copenhagen Airport (CPH), from $2,670.
We recommend using Google Flights to determine your travel dates and then booking your flights directly on the airline’s website, as airlines are more reliable in the event of cancellations, delays or rebookings .
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For a Denver-Amsterdam flight, JetBlue’s business class offer is one of the cheapest options on Google Flights. The New York-based carrier recently announced that Amsterdam will be its third European destination, and the carrier offers discounted flights all classes combined to the Dutch capital.
These flights are in JetBlue’s Mint class, so you’ll also get a variety of benefits. JetBlue’s Mint class allows passengers to bring one free carry-on bag and two checked bags. In addition, Mint seats are more spacious than economy class seats.
Mint also offers closed suites with sliding doors, giving passengers more privacy.
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At the end of the line
If you live in one of the few US cities where Star Alliance members offer these offers to Europe, we strongly recommend that you book as soon as possible.
Flights to Europe – especially business class – are expensive. However, these offers offer the possibility of comfortable travel to Europe without paying the exorbitant fares usually associated with business class.