Earlier this week several carriers ran a summer promotion sale in which business class seats were essentially the same cost as economy class seats for travel during the summer months from North America to Europe. United Airlines and Air Canada have brought back that special this evening and now is the perfect time to lock in summer airfare for an incredible cost of around $1500 r/t.
Here’s some further detail:
- You can travel outbound from 06/28 through 08/29 and complete travel on 09/04
- Your trip must include a Sunday night stay
- Valid departure cities include:
- Las Vegas
- San Diego
- Valid destinations include:
You can book this airfare using online travel agencies like Orbitz or Expedia or directly through the websites of Air Canada or United.
For example, I searched for airfare between Honolulu and Paris on united.com using the flexible search tool and found prices of $1560 r/t in business–that’s over 17,000 miles in a premium cabin for about the same price as an economy ticket!
(note all lie-flat on the return)
But enter September and the price quadruples–
I’ve seen cheap business class fares, but never anything this low. Most airlines and online travel agencies offer a 24 hour courtesy free cancellation. Priceline gives you until 11:30p ET the day after you book in order to cancel. Thus, book now and you can always cancel it. I suspect this fare sale has a few hours left to it, but not more.