San Bruno, Calif. (PRWEB) August 29, 2012
For travelers, complimentary upgrades to business class are often few and far between. Top-tier frequent fliers may be bumped up to the next class, but confirmation on the upgraded status often comes at the last minute. Luckily, summer is an ideal time to forgo gambling on an upgrade, with business class deals to Europe being cut by as much as 50 percent.
“For long haul flights, like traveling to Europe, most business travelers want to be sure they are traveling in the comfort of business class,” said Tim Gibson, a spokesman for Alpha Flight Guru. “For individuals looking to fly business class to Europe, this is the time to buy. There are generally more leisure travelers during this time than business travelers, making coach fares go up and bringing business class fares down.”
London is always a popular destination for both business and leisure travel. Round trip business class flights to London from San Francisco, New York City, Chicago and Dallas are available for less than $2,010.
“There are a lot of good deals to be found,” Gibson said.
Business class travel to other cities in the United Kingdom are also available at highly discounted rates, including Manchester for less than $1,980 from Dallas or Orlando, Fla.
Helsinki, Finland, is another great destination for discounted business class fares from Chicago, Las Vegas, Boston and New York City, which are available for under $2,260.
Those eyeing Spain may buy business class fares from New York City to Barcelona and Madrid for less than $2,400. From New York City to Milan, Italy, prices are as low as $2,420, or $2,700 to Rome.
Outside of finding discounted business class fares, Gibson also recommended using points and miles earned from credit card rewards and frequent flier loyalty programs to offset business class costs. Points can be used to purchase business class fares or in some cases upgrade a coach class ticket to business class.
“Don’t waste valuable points on gadgets or gift certificates. The best use of points is flying internationally in business or first class using rewards points, with the savings as high as five cents for every dollar spent on credit cards,” Gibson explained.
But using rewards points and miles for business and first class travel is often a challenge. Alpha Flight Guru specializes in helping clients redeem hard to use credit card points and miles for the flights they need.
“Our goal is to help you find the best international flights, at the best rates, with the best carriers,” Gibson said.
AlphaFlightGuru.com provides access to deeply discounted international luxury flights. Through a combination of contract and consolidator fares, and redeeming frequent flier miles for client companies, AlphaFlightGuru.com saves its clients millions of dollars each year on luxury flights. With more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry, and access to exclusive deals, AlphaFlightGuru.com saves its customers money and time, and helps them fly in luxury on the world’s best airlines.