Here are my tips for finding the cheapest First or Business Class flight tickets to London from North America on airlines like Delta, United, American, British Airways, and Virgin Atlantic.
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If you want to travel in economy, I have already put together an article on the cheapest flights to Europe in economy.
If you prefer to travel in luxury, there are still several ways you can save significant cash when flying from the US to London and London to America. These tricks will enable you to travel in the same level of cabin, in the same seats that you would ordinarily book, but by using the tips below, you should get your Business Class ticket cheaper than the person in the seat neighboring yours.
My tips incorporate booking Business Class tickets during sales and crucially not on the airline website direct. It is also worth checking my long-haul flight reviews to work out which airline offers the most prestigious Business Class. For this, you can read my:
- British Airways Business Class flight reviews
- American Airlines Business Class flight reviews
- Virgin Atlantic Business Class flight reviews
- United Business Class flight reviews
You may also want to see which I think is best; American Airlines vs. United vs. Delta, American Airlines vs. British Airways and finally British Airways vs. Virgin Atlantic.
1. Use A Business & First Class Specialist
This tip is really quite simple. Don’t book through the airline’s website direct. Our flight experts will quote you cheaper for Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Class flights to Europe. Contact our experts for discounted flights traveling to and from anywhere in the world.
2. Book Sale Tickets
Most airlines offer sales from time to time, and if you add yourself to the mailing list of each major airline you use, you will be notified when they have a sale. You can then get a quote for the same sale ticket from our flight experts.
3. Book Unusual Routings
Business and First class tickets can vary significantly depending on which country the flight originates. Blogs tend to keep readers up to date with incredible fares that involve traveling via hubs you might not have thought of, to snag Business Class tickets on the cheap.
4. Consider Other Airlines
Another option for a Premium Business Class transatlantic is La Compagnie which offers 100% Business Class seats in its planes and offers return tickets for around $1,200 USD between New York and Paris. La Compagnie Business Class seats are decent.
5. Use Frequent Flyer Miles
Another way to snag First and Business Class airfares is by using frequent flyer miles or points collected via credit cards. Credit cards also sometimes offer upgrade vouchers as a bonus for hitting certain spending on your card.
Remember that the availability of these mileage seats can be low, and redeeming miles for airline tickets often means that you still have to pay a surcharge for taxes and “fees,” so these flights are not free.
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