It doesn’t make sense to redeem miles for business class when it would cost you perhaps 55,000 miles plus taxes and in some cases fuel surcharges when you can just outright buy a business class ticket for a little over $700.
Right now Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal is offering business class from Copenhagen to Miami, New York or Boston via Lisbon from $709, and originating in Stockholm for about $185 more.
These deals are available all year, depending where you want to go. The deals to Miami are available all year in 2018. The deals to New York or Boston kick in- in August 2018 and are good even during peak holiday travel.
Key details of fare basis JDKEXI0D:
- One free stopover in Lisbon
- $115 Euro fee to refund
- $140 Euro change fee (220 Euro for no show)
You’re flying 4700 – 5600 miles, and TAP Air Portugal J fares earn 200% of flown miles in several Star Alliance frequent flyer programs.
TAP offers pre-order meals in long haul business class departing Lisbon.
Not all of TAPs Airbus A330s offer fully flat business class, though I believe Boston and New York JFK usually do get flat seats. However for a day flight from Europe to the US I don’t mind angled business, I’m generally not sleeping, I just want the more spacious seat for the long flight.