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Act fast: Fly business class nonstop to Europe for just 45,000 miles each way

It’s been a great week for enterprise-level deal hunters. We found it unbelievable Air France Flying Blue business class award space earlier this week and then by chance first class flight to Hawaii as low as 40,000 each way.

But now you can fly up to four people to Europe in lie-flat business class for 45,000 miles each way.

The deal was done Miler’s first report was regularmarking open award space from the East Coast to Europe on Aer Lingus.

Aer Lingus operates lie-flat seats on the Pond, which should provide a comfortable journey even when the flight is fast.

Aer Lingus business class. NICKY KELVIN/PRAYER POINT

Basic information about trading

Airlines: Aer Lingus

Route: From New York, Philadelphia and Boston to Dublin.

How to make a reservation: Book through Alaska Airlines or through British Airways or Aer Lingus with Avios (starting at 60,000 miles one-way).

Travel day: From now until September.

Model flight

We found good availability for direct flights from John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Dublin Airport (DUB) in June and July for just 45,000 Alaska each way, plus 19 USD taxes and fees for the outbound trip and 55 USD for the return trip.

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Alaska Business Class is available on Aer Lingus.

Surprisingly, there were up to four people in business class on many flights, as you can see in the screenshot below.

Alaska Business Class is available on Aer Lingus. Alaska

There are also limited flights from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

Alaska Business Class is available on Aer Lingus. Alaska

There are also flights to and from Philadelphia covering the same 45,000 Alaska miles each way.

Flights to and from Philadelphia are 45,000 Alaska miles each way.

You can even add a stopover in Alaska online, although the trip will be more expensive and business class round trips aren’t easy to find as you can see in the screenshot below. However, in my opinion, 82,500 for a multi-leg journey is quite good.

A redemption with an added stop. Alaska

You can also book these flights with Aer Lingus or British Airways Avios, but those awards start at 60,000 one-way and will often have higher taxes and fees.

Related: Business class on the A321neo Dublin to Philadelphia.

Maximize your purchases

When you book this deal or any flight, be sure to use a credit card to pay taxes and fees that help you earn rewards points on airfare purchases, such as:

Bottom line


This deal offers a relatively inexpensive way to visit Europe. Even if your final destination isn’t Dublin, with Alaska you can add a stop there and continue on to mainland Europe. It might also be worth going to Dublin and booking a cheap connecting flight to somewhere in Europe.

If you don’t have Hawaiian Airlines miles, you can transfer from American Express Membership Rewards programme. It offers a 1:1 transfer ratio and periodic transfer bonuses.

You may also consider opening a Hawaiian Airlines credit card to accumulate miles for future redemptions. I recently opened both personal and business cards, I will explain more in this article.

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