We don’t often using words like “amazing” and exclamation points in titles. This is a run, don’t walk type of deal: Thrifty Traveler Premium and Award Wallet have reported incredible business class deals from Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa to Europe. Prices start at just 13,500 miles and ~$250 one way. That is an amazing deal for lie-flat business class to Europe and is a good enough deal to consider a separate positioning flight to/from Canada.
I don’t imagine this will last, so I’m keeping this post very short to get it out as soon as possible. The low business class pricing is available from Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa. Cheap destination airports reported by Award Wallet include Zagreb and Athens for 13,500 miles one way. Thrifty Traveler updated to note that Bologna (BLQ) and Florence (FLR) in Italy and Antwerp, Belgium (ANR) are also pricing cheaply. As seen above, I found Ottawa to Florence pricing at 13,500 miles one way in business class. Some routes are ringing in at 17K miles one way.
As this is less than the typical cost of an economy class award ticket, you obviously won’t find availability every day. Availability is reported to be scattered from January through May.
Since Air France / KLM Flying Blue does not publish an award chart but rather chooses to price awards variably at any price they choose, I can not see how they could make the argument in good faith that this is a mistake. That said, I’d recommend holding off on making other nonrefundable plans around these flights unless you are prepared to fight it out if Air France gets seller’s remorse.
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