[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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[Business Class] ZIPAIR Tokyo: Los Angeles / Honolulu – Tokyo, Japan. Starting $1,177. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale for nonstop service to Tokyo.

ZIPAIR Tokyo is Japan Airlines new low cost carrier. The only thing you get with this price is the seat. It does not include:

  • Advance seat assignment
  • Carry-on or checked luggage
  • Food and Beverage

You can buy those for ~80 USD each way.

Pricing is as follows:

  • Honolulu [HNL] – $1,177
  • Los Angeles [LAX] – $1,761

ZIPAIR does not offer any transfer with its tickets, so buy this only if you can enter Japan. The ZIPAIR Tokyo Boeing 787 Business Class Cabin is small – only 18 seats. But they are in 1 x 2 x 1 configuration.

(This deal was sent to our Premium subscribers on November 12th at 8:05PM Eastern)

 

Tokyo, Japan – Photo: dconvertini via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Los Angeles
  • March 3rd – 10th, 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 January 2022 – March 2022. Must purchase at least 28 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:

Fare Class:

  • Unknown

Seat Type:

  • Lie-flat.

Direct Aisle Access:

  • Yes. 1 x 2 x 1 seating configuration

Routing:

  • LAX  – NRT (Tokyo – Narita) – LAX

Stopover:

Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 10,874 miles

How to Buy:

 

Honolulu

 

Los Angeles

 

 

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[Business Class] United: Atlanta – Rio de Janeiro / Sao Paulo, Brazil. $1,101. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale to Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo

(This deal was sent to our Premium subscribers on November 5th at 4:55PM Eastern)

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Photo: Luciola Vilella – MTUR via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample to Rio de Janeiro
  • March 22nd – 29th, 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 March 2022 – September 2022 for Tuesday through Thursday departures and Monday through Wednesday returns. A 7 day minimum stay is required. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 50 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:

  • We found it easier using Matrix by ITA Software to search for availability for this fare.  Your search screen should look like this:

 

 

 

  • For Sao Paulo availability, replace GIG with GRU on the Destination field

Fare Class:

  • P

Premier Qualifying Points:

  • $1,010

Seat Type:

  • Within US: Recliner.
  • Houston – Rio de Janeiro: Lie-flat
  • US  – Sao Paulo: Lie-flat

Direct Aisle Access:

  • US – Houston: No. 2 x 2 seating
  • Houston – Rio de Janeiro: No. 2 x 1 x 2 seating
  • US  – Sao Paulo: Yes. 1 x 2 x 1 seating except if connecting via Houston or Washington D.C. which is 2 x 1 x 2 seating configuration.

Routing:

  • ATL – IAH (Houston) – GIG (Rio de Janeiro) – IAH – ATL

Stopover:

Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 11,420 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 5,050 miles

How to Buy:

  • Book on United with dates found on Google Flights

 

 

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[Business Class] United / Air Canada / Austrian / Lufthansa / Swiss: US – Europe. Starting $1,500. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale to Europe. Pricing starts in the low $1,500s to $1,600s with United / Air Canada / Austrian / Lufthansa / Swiss.

Here’s what we found availability to:

  • Austin / Charlotte / Chicago  / Dallas / Denver / Miami / Philadelphia / Phoenix / San Francisco / Washington D.C.
    • All of Europe
  • Boston
    • Austria
    • Germany
    • Portugal
    • Spain
    • Switzerland
  • New York
    • Austria
    • Germany
    • Portugal
  • Las Vegas
    • Austria
    • Germany
    • Portugal
    • Spain
    • Switzerland
  • Los Angeles
    • Austria
    • Germany
    • Portugal
    • Spain
    • Switzerland
  • Orlando
    • Germany
    • Portugal
    • Spain
  • Portland
    • Austria
    • Germany
    • Switzerland
  • San Antonio
    • Austria
    • Germany
    • Switzerland
  • San Diego
    • Austria
    • Germany
    • Spain
    • Switzerland
  • San Jose
    • Austria
    • Germany
    • Switzerland
  • Seattle
    • Germany

We did not find any availability from Delta hubs (Atlanta / Detroit / Minneapolis)

(This deal was sent to our Premium subscribers on July 13th at 3:40PM Eastern)

Zurich, Switzerland – Photo: Max Stolbinsky via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from San Francisco to Zurich
  • August 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 August – December or January 2022 – February 2022. A Sunday stay is required. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 28 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:

  • Search on Google Flights. Find the dates on Google Flights and then follow the instructions on the “How to Buy” section below to buy.

Fare Class:

  •  P

Premier Qualifying Dollars:

  •  $1,401 – that’s $1 base fare with a $1,400 carrier surcharge.

Seat Type:

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

Direct Aisle Access:

  • Within US: No.
  • US – Europe: Varies. 1 x 1 x 1 or 1 x 2 x 1 or 2 x 2 x 2 configuration
  • Within Europe: No

Routing:

  • SFO – ZRH (Zurich) – SFO

Stopover:

Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 11,646 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 7,005 miles

How to Buy:

 

 

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