[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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[Business Class] Qatar Airways: Washington D.C. – The Maldives. $1,746. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale to The Maldives. This is the cheapest we have seen The Maldives in Business from the United States.

Qatar Airways is currently running a special promo because of Alaska Air joining the Oneworld Alliance. There is a $550 off Business Class promo code available for most fares. The promo code is MPMEMBERS

Pricing is as follows:

  • Washington D.C. [IAD] – $2,296 ($1,746 after discount)

If you want to use the American Express IAP discount and use Membership Rewards points, this is $2,109 or 211K points. With 35% back for those with a Business Platinum, its better than straight up redemption on any award program.

Qatar Airways no longer includes lounge access or advance seat assignment with its cheap Business Class fares.

(This deal was sent to our Premium subscribers on July 8th at 4:05PM Eastern)

The Maldives – Photo: Selda Eigler via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • March 6th – 13th, 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 August – early December or  mid January 2022 – June 2022. A Sunday stay is required. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 21 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:

  • R

Seat Type:

  • US  – Doha: Lie-flat
  • Doha – The Maldives: Every flight is lie-flat with exception of flight 675 / 676 which could be recliner or lie-flat.

Direct Aisle Access:

  • US – Doha: Yes. 1 x 2 x 1 seating configuration. QSuites configured planes
  • Doha – The Maldives: Varies. 2 x 2 on One flight -flight 675 / 676. All others are direct aisle access with 1 x 2 x 1 seating

A lot of people consider the QSuites business class seat to be one of the best in the world at the moment.

Routing:

  • IAD – DOH (Doha) – MLE (The Maldives) – DOH – IAD

Stopover:

Mileage:

Qatar Airways is a member of the Oneworld Alliance and American partner. Mileage earning with American is as follows:

  • Miles Flown: 17,936 miles
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 26,904 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 17,936 miles
  • Elite Qualifying Dollars: $3,587
  • Elite Qualifying Dollars / Spend Ratio: 2.05x

How to Buy:

  • Support us and book on Qatar Airways with dates found on Google Flights.
    • To receive this price, you must enter promo code MPMEMBERS at the initial search screen.

 

For American Express members who want to use the IAP discount and Membership Rewards points:

 

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

United and its Transatlantic joint venture partners (Lufthansa, Austrian, Swiss and Air Canada) are attacking Oneworld fares to Europe from Oneworld US Hubs of Charlotte, Dallas, Philadelphia and Phoenix. Attack fares are the best for pricing and rarely last long. As always, buy then plan. Use the 24 hour risk free cancellation.

Prices to most destinations are in the $1,500s. Some in the $1,600s like France and $1,700s like the UK due to departure taxes.

Availability to most countries like:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy (Didn’t see any Rome availability)
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

These are not available from all cities. For example, Copenhagen isn’t available from Phoenix at this price but is from Charlotte and Dallas.

(This deal was sent to our Premium subscribers on June 2nd at 9:00PM Eastern)

Lisbon, Portugal – Photo: Sergei Gussev via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • August 16th – 24th
  • 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 in August. A Sunday stay is required. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 60 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

Seat Type:

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

Direct Aisle Access:

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

Routing:

  • PHX – EWR (Newark) – LIS (Lisbon)  – EWR – PHX

Stopover:

Mileage:

Lufthansa is a member of the Star Alliance and United partner. Mileage earning with United is as follows:

  • Miles Flown: 11,002 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 11,002 miles
  • Premier Qualifying Dollars: $2,200
  • Premier Qualifying Dollars / Spend Ratio: 1.45x

How to Buy:

  • Book on Google Flights. Google Flights will direct you to book on Lufthansa, Swiss, Air Canada, United etc. You can also try same dates on American Express Travel to see if it will save you a few bucks

 

 

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