As low as $2,003 round-trip for business class between San Francisco and Europe on American/British Airways

There are some great business class deals to Europe right now from San Francisco! I recently booked one-way from Paris, France to San Francisco (via Lisbon) on TAP Portgual’s new A330neo for $1,160, which I considered to be a pretty good deal.

But if you’re looking for round-trip travel, you’re in even more luck. Using Google Flights, I was able to find the following deals:

  • San Francisco to Barcelona for $2,003 (April 6-14, 2020)
  • San Francisco to Lisbon for $2,034 (April 7-16, 2020)
  • San Francisco to Budapest for $2,040 (January 1-9, 2020)
  • San Francisco to Brussels for $2,040 (April 7-16, 2020)
  • San Francisco to Milan for $2,063 (January 2-9, 2020)
  • San Francisco to Paris for $2,082 (April 7-16, 2020)
  • San Francisco to Berlin for $2,084 (April 8-16, 2020)
  • San Francisco to Mallorca, Spain for $2,129 (April 7-16, 2020)

These are just samples, and although the lowest prices are largely for the middle of April, you can find other fares for only a few hundred more within a few months of those dates.

This would also make for a great status trip run — the San Francisco to Paris deal above would net you 23,996 elite qualifying miles (EQMs) and 9,510 award miles on American Airlines.

Passenger wearing 10 layers of clothing to avoid luggage fee not allowed to board flight

Not all heroes wear capes, but some wear 10 layers of clothing.

Ryan Carney Williams, who goes by the name Ryan Hawaii, was set to fly from Iceland to London on British Airways, but was turned away from his flight after he put on all the clothes that wouldn’t fit in his checked luggage.

Mr. Hawaii took to social media and accused the airline of racial profiling. A spokesperson for British Airways responded, “The decision to deny boarding was absolutely not based on race. We do not tolerate threatening or abusive behaviour from any customer, and will always take the appropriate action.”

Mr. Hawaii’s luck got even worse when, the next day, he arrived at Iceland’s Keflavik airport to find out that he would not be allowed onto his newly booked replacement flight through EasyJet. Apparently, the captain of the EasyJet flight found out about the British Airways incident, and decided allowing Mr. Hawaii on-board would create a risk to other passengers.

Norwegian Air saved the day, allowing Mr. Hawaii to fly home (although he was not refunded for his EasyJet ticket).