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God Save the Points reports on American Airlines and British Airways premium economy fare deals “from New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago” and that “[o]ther cities may also be available” to Barcelona, Venice, Rome, Paris, and Madrid starting at $790.
These deals are around in April and May, and then return again in late August, September, October, November and December. Not every single date will be available, but there are lots of options in each month for both shorter and longer trips.
Here’s American Airlines fare OKN8Z7S5 which is $200 each way plus a $300 fuel surcharge and taxes.
- Outbound travel permitted through May 1, August 13 – 24, September 16 – October 27, and December 14 – 23 – December 14 and December
- Return travel permitted April 1 – May 17, August 20 – October 28, January 1 – January 7
- 28 day advance purchase required
- 7 night minimum stay
- $275 change fee
American Airlines Premium Economy, Boeing 787-9
Remember that if you book British Airways flights that British Airways Visa Signature cardholders take off 10% with promo code CARDOFFERU booking at BA.com.
Delta is matching, UPDATE: the aircraft on many of the Delta routes do not have premium economy seats and book into extra legroom coach.
Loyalty Traveler points to Delta premium economy fares from the West Coast to Paris, London, and Northern Europe starting at $793. These appear to be ‘up’ fares meaning coach fares that book into premium economy.
Delta and SkyTeam airlines have discount rates for Premium Economy flights to several cities in Scandinavia from airports around the USA for travel departures April to early June, then resume again from mid-August.
Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose to Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, Gothenburg and Stockholm are priced in upper $700s to mid-$800s round trip.
Note that only Airbus A350 aircraft have premium economy on Delta metal, so if flying a Delta aircraft avoid other plane types.
These are fantastic fares for premium economy, a product similar to domestic first class, and certainly sufficient for many especially on the daytime Westbound flight (while not as good for sleeping as lie flats headed Eastbound overnight).