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Use your miles to fly flat with your champagne filled and your pinkies out.
Who wants to go on their dream holiday to Europe and fly economy? Not I, good sir, not I! You’ve been saving up for a long time, using Miles’ tricks to compile a huge stash of points, and you want to fly like a baller. We get it. We’ve been very lucky to fly in some of the best business class cabins the skies could offer, and we want to show you 5 of our favorite options when crossing the Atlantic. Here are 5 great way to fly business class to Europe with points.
Star Alliance member, SAS, has one of the most handsome looking cabins. I even did an Instagram story on Fredrik Eklund ( he flies them). These flights will route you through Stockholm ( which is a gorgeous city worth exploring) and can be had for 70k United, 55k Aeroplan, and 65k Singapore. The 1-2-1 cabin provides great seating options whether you’re traveling alone or with your luvvy duvvy.
- Gorgeous cabin
- Decent award avail
- Completely Lie-flat
- It’s a Scandnavian airline, so if you’re not a big fan of their food…you be disappointed.
AA reps arguably one of the best and simultaneously the worst business class across the pond. The seat, or hard product, is a phenomenal Zodiac designed Cirrus seat, but as you’ll see in the “Cons” you can hardly ever find it available with miles. There are times when AA releases waves of availability. When this happens we send out email alerts —-> subscribe to the blog.
- Private, reverse-herringbone design
- Great Seat with tons of storage
- Completely Lie-flat
- LACK OF SPACE
- It’s very difficult to find award inventory on AA’s flagship business class
As you can see in this post, not all business classes are the same, nor are they even the same within the cabin. Swiss Business Class is a good way to fly across the pond, but it’s GREAT, if you can score a Throne.
- great storage
- Inventory bookable with 55k Aeroplan, 65k Singapore, and 70k United.
- Thrones can’t be reserved at booking unless you pay $200- although you can use this work-a-round
- footwell is small
Singapore runs two flights to Europe: Houston to Manchester, England and New York to Frankfurt, Germany. Both of these routes offer a great experience with a superb product. In fact, Singapore has eliminated most of their fees which makes their business class option even more attractive.
- Huge Seat
- Incredible Service
- Low fees and great availability.
- Singapore Airlines has many transfer partners
- Few routes
- Many don’t like the “fold down” sleep option as it limits the ability to lounge at near flat angles.
- Space is basically limited to using Singapore miles – not much space released to partners
5) Air France Business Class 777-300ER
One that we would love to try. It has a fantastic reverse-herringbone design, gorgeous design, and many people have love it. At just 62.5k mile transferred into FlyingBlue it poses as a great option, but one downside is the high fees levied on award tix. They can crack $300 one way – ouch!
But if you’re looking for comfort and a swanky ride – this looks legit and is at the top of our list of new cabins to fly in 2018!
- Great Seat
- Highly reviewed
- Good space available
- High surcharges
- Limited routes with the new product
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