[Business Class] American: Detroit / Minneapolis – Santiago, Chile. $1,204. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale to Santiago, Chile.

Pricing is as follows:

  • Detroit [DTW] – $1,204
  • Minneapolis [MSP] – $1,204

(This was sent to our Premium subscribers on May 16th, 2022 at 8:35PM Eastern)

Santiago, Chile – Photo: Dennis Jarvis via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Detroit
  • November 2nd – 9th
  • This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below

Fare Availability:

  • Detroit: Valid for travel in November or late  January 2023 – early February 2023 or Match 2023 – early April 2023. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
    • Also available in August or October for under $1,300
  • Minneapolis: Valid for travel in November or late  January 2023 – early February 2023 or Match 2023 – early April 2023. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
    • Also available in October for under $1,300
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

  • Search on Google Flights. Find the dates on Google Flights and then follow the instructions on the “How to Buy” section below to buy.
  • Try Matrix by ITA Software to search for availability if you are having issues with Google Flights.  Matrix by ITA Software month long view of availability is better than Google Flights. Your search screen should look like this:

 

  • For Minneapolis availability, replace DTW with MSP on the Origin field

 

Fare Class:

  • I

Seat Type:

  • Within US: Recliner
  • US – Santiago: Lie-flat

Direct Aisle Access:

  • Within US: No
  • US – Santiago: Yes. 1 x 2 x 1 seating configuration

Routing:

  • DTW – DFW (Dallas)  – SCL (Santiago de Chile) – DFW – DTW

Stopover:

Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 11,152 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 5,490 miles
  • Loyalty Points (General Member): 5,490 points
  • Cents per Loyalty Point (Lower the better): 21.9 cents
    • This will be lower depending on your elite status level.

How to Buy:

  • Book on American with dates found on Google Flights or Matrix by ITA Software

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[Business Class] Delta / Air France: Houston – Dubai, United Arab Emirates. $1,565. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale for to Dubai. Pricing will vary slightly depending on routing

If you have an American Express Platinum or Centurion card, you can buy this for cheaper via American Express Travel. Pricing is as follows:

  • Houston [IAH] – $1,720 ($1,565 after American Express Travel discount)

(This was sent to our Premium subscribers on February 23rd, 2022 at 8:30PM Eastern)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Photo: Sami C via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • April 10th – 17th
  • This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from April  – May or late June – early September..  A Sunday stay is required. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 14 days in advance of departure.
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

  • Try Matrix by ITA Software to search for availability if you are having issues with Google Flights.  Matrix by ITA Software month long view of availability is better than Google Flights. Your search screen should look like this:

 

Fare Class:

  • Z

Medallion Qualifying Dollars:

  • $1,408

Seat Type:

  • Lie-flat

Direct Aisle Access:

  • US  – Paris: Yes – 1 x 2 x 1 or 2 x 2 x2 seating configuration
  • Paris – Dubai: Yes -1 x 2 x 1 seating configuration

Routing:

  • DFW – CDG (Paris) – DXB (Dubai) – CDG – DFW

Stopover:

Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 16,564 miles
  • Medallion Qualifying Miles: 24,846 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 7,040 miles

How to Buy:

  • Book on American Express Travel with dates found on Google Flights or Matrix by ITA Software
    • If you have an American Express Platinum or Centurion card, you can save about $155 booking via American Express Travel versus booking directly on Delta

 

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[Business Class] Delta: Boston / New York / Washington D.C. – Nairobi, Kenya. Starting $1,734. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale to Nairobi. Pricing will vary slightly depending on routing

The fare is a little cheaper if you connect in Accra via New York. However, the flight between Accra and Nairobi is on a plane with only recliner business class seats. We would spend extra to avoid that as that is over 2,600 miles each way.

If you have an American Express Platinum or Centurion card, you can buy this for cheaper via American Express Travel. Pricing is as follows:

  • Boston [BOS] – $2,198 ($1,973 after American Express Travel discount)
  • New York  [JFK] – $1,917 ($1,734 after American Express Travel discount)
  • Washington D.C. [IAD] – $2,037 ($1,836 after American Express Travel discount)

(This was sent to our Premium subscribers on February 11th, 2022 at 4:50PM Eastern)

Nairobi, Kenya – Photo: Nina R via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from New York
  • May 15th – 22nd
  • This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below

Fare Availability:

  • Boston / New York Valid for travel until May or late July – early December. A Sunday stay is required. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 21 days in advance of departure
  • Washington D.C.: Valid for travel from late March – May or late July – October. A Sunday stay is required. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 21 days in advance of departure
    • All availability is better in April and May then other timeframes.
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

  • Try Matrix by ITA Software to search for availability if you are having issues with Google Flights.  Matrix by ITA Software month long view of availability is better than Google Flights. Your search screen should look like this:

 

  • For Boston  availability, replace JFK with BOS on the Origin field
  • For Washington D.C. availability, replace JFK with IAD on the Origin field

Fare Class:

  • Z

Medallion Qualifying Dollars:

  • $1,561

Seat Type:

  • US – Europe: Lie-flat
  • Europe – Nairobi: Lie-flat

Direct Aisle Access:

  • US – Europe: Yes. 1 x 2 x 1 seating configuration
  • Europe  – Nairobi: Yes. 1 x 2 x 1 seating configuration

Routing:

  • JFK – CDG (Paris) – NBO (Nairobi) – CDG  – JFK

Stopover:

Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 15,320 miles
  • Medallion Qualifying Miles: 22,980 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 7,805 miles

How to Buy:

  • Book on American Express Travel with dates found on Google Flights or Matrix by ITA Software
    • If you have an American Express Platinum or Centurion card, you can save between $185 and $225 booking via them versus booking directly on Delta.

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[Business Class] LATAM: New York – Santiago, Chile. $1,232. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale for nonstop service to Santiago

If you have an American Express Platinum or Centurion card, you can buy this for cheaper via American Express Travel. Pricing is as follows:

  • New York [JFK] – $1,292 ($1,232 after American Express Travel discount)

On some dates, Avianca has this for about $200 cheaper. But Aviana requires at least one connection in each direction. In addition, Avianca seems to have only recliners business class seats to Santiago. In contrast, LATAM is nonstop and lie-flat business class seats.

(This was sent to our Premium subscribers on January 25th, 2022 at 4:05PM Eastern)

Santiago, Chile – Photo: Dennis Jarvis via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • February 7th – 14th
  • This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel until early April. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure.
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

  • Try Matrix by ITA Software to search for availability if you are having issues with Google Flights.  Matrix by ITA Software month long view of availability is better than Google Flights. Your search screen should look like this:

 

Fare Class:

  • I

Seat Type:

  • Lie-flat

Direct Aisle Access:

  • Varies. 1 x 2 x 1 or 2 x 2 x 2 seating configuration

Routing:

  • JFK – SCL (Santiago) – JFK

Stopover:

Mileage:

LATAM and Delta partner. Mileage earning with Delta is as follows:

  • Miles Flown: 10,274 miles
  • Medallion Qualifying Miles: 15,411 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 15,411 miles
  • Medallion Qualifying Dollars: $3,082
  • Medallion Qualifying Dollars / Spend Ratio: 2.50x

How to Buy:

  • Book on American Express Travel with dates found on Google Flights or Matrix by ITA Software
    • If you have an American Express Platinum or Centurion card, you can save about $60 booking via them versus booking directly on LATAM.

 

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[Business Class] Finnair / Iberia: Boston – Tel Aviv, Israel. $1,265. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale to Tel Aviv, Israel.

(This was sent to our Premium subscribers on December 16th, 2021 at 10PM Eastern)

Tel Aviv, Israel – Photo: xiquinhosilva via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • March 23rd – 20th, 2022
  • This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from late January 2022 – March 2022. A Sunday stay is required. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 21 days in advance of departure.
    • Availability is best in March 2022
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

It is easier to search for availability using Matrix by ITA Software. Here’s how your search screen should look to find it:

 

Fare Class:

  • I

Seat Type:

  • US  – Madrid: Lie-flat
  • Madrid – Tel Aviv: Recliner

Direct Aisle Access:

  • US  – Madrid: Yes. 1 x 2 x 1 seating configuration
  • Madrid – Tel Aviv: No

Routing:

  • BOS – MAD (Madrid)- TLV (Tel Aviv) – MAD – BOS

Stopover:

Mileage:

Finnair / Iberia are members of the Oneworld Alliance and American partner. Mileage earning with American is as follows:

  • Miles Flown: 11,200 miles
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 22,400 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 14,000 miles
  • Elite Qualifying Dollars: $2,800
  • Elite Qualifying Dollars / Spend Ratio: 2.21x

2022 earning when crediting to American:

  • Loyalty Points (General Member): 14,000 points
  • Cents per Loyalty Point (Lower the better): 9.0 cents
    • This will be lower depending on your elite status level.

Finnair / Iberia are also Alaska Air partners. Mileage earning with Alaska Air is as follows:

  • Miles Flown: 11,200 miles
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 25,200 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 14,000 miles

How to Buy:

  • Support us by using our Priceline  link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search or Google Flights

 

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