(EXPIRED) Great Mid-Summer Business Class Award Availability to Europe on Star Alliance Carriers

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There is quite a bit of multi-seat, saver, business-class availability showing from several US cities to multiple European destinations from Mid-July through September on a variety of Star Alliance carriers.

I was able to find multiple seats out of Dallas and Chicago from Mid-July to mid-August and out of NYC and Washington throughout late-July, August and September. Travel is primarily on Austrian, LOT, Lufthansa and Turkish. There are some non-stops, but many of the available destinations involved a mixed-cabin itinerary with either the US or European connecting flights in economy. The trans-Atlantic legs are all in business.

I was able to find similar availability on United, Aeroplan and Avianca (two-stop itineraries only). The award prices vary by program used/destination and are between 60K to 77K one-way. You can also try and book via Turkish for 45K each-way or ANA for 88K roundtrip.

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The Deal

Multi-seat business class availability on Star Alliance carriers in mid-Summer to Europe from multiple US cities.

  • ORD, IAH and DFW from Mid-July through Mid-August
  • JFK/EWR/IAD/DCA from Mid-July through September
  • European destinations include: Madrid, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Krakow, Prague and more.
  • Book using United, Air Canada, Avianca and other Star Alliance carriers.

Quick Thoughts

This is an unusual amount of mid-Summer availability to Europe, so I would book ASAP if you’re interested.

Although it’s easiest to search for availability on United by using their 30-day calendar, that’s often not the cheapest option for booking (although it may be the best if you have a ton of UA miles).  Aeroplan will have the same seats at 60K and is a transfer partner of Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Bilt and Capital One). whereas Avianca LifeMiles will price out at 63K and is also a transfer partner of most of the major transferable currencies.

Here is the availability from DFW – VIE mid-Summer:

Here is ORD – Vienna, again in Mid-Summer

And here is availability from JFK to Budapest, this time in August and September:

 

Although many of these itineraries aren’t non-stop, the amount of availability certainly makes this worth looking into if you’re thinking about going to Europe this Summer. I haven’t flown any of the carriers besides Lufthansa, but they all have lie-flat seats and good reviews.

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John

I would love to fly business with Austrian it seems good.

Last edited 23 days ago by John
Sam

Did you see anything returning to the US? I’m already going to be there & just need to get back. Wouldn’t mind the TK 787 or the LH 747 😉

james

It supposed to be 90k round trip with Aeroplan…

HADLEY V. BAXENDALE

It would help if you cited where the various stopovers could be.

HADLEY V. BAXENDALE

Thanks for the quick reply, Tim.

What I thought I read is that most if not all of these flights are NOT non-stops. Therefore, I was wondering where they had a stop — thus, where one might take an additional number of days before journeying onto the number of destinations that you had listed above.

HADLEY V. BAXENDALE

Thanks, Tim, that was what I was looking for!

griffin hall

Last month I booked eight family members business class on EK206 EWR-MXP for mid-august using Membership Rewards points. Was astonished to find the business cabin had only three seats taken at time of booking