2021 Deal: New York To London Business Class $920

We just stumbled over some super-cheap business class fares from New York to a variety of European cities, including London and Paris. The deal is with Icelandair via Reykjavik and includes short breaks over the New Year and Valentine’s Day periods. Icelandair is has a 3-star Skytrax rating and offer a business class product comparable to premium economy on most other transatlantic carriers. The price is much less than the other carriers, so keep on reading.


Return prices in business class from New York

  • London – $920 / £737 / €820
  • Paris – $941 / £750 / €835
  • Dublin – $980 / £782 / €870
  • Oslo – $986 / £787 / €875
  • Amsterdam – $1,013 / £808 / €900
  • Copenhagen – $1,039 / £830 / €922
  • Frankfurt – $1,095 / £875 / €972
  • Stockholm – $1,100 / £878 / €977
  • Helsinki – $1,159 / £925 / €1,030

The Catch

While there’s a short layover in Reykjavik on the outbound flight, there’s a 25-hour layover on the return leg. The good news is you’re in Iceland and there’s no charge to break your journey, tour the city and see the northern lights.

If you aren’t keen on seeing Reykjavik, or just want to get back to New York, there’s an alternative 1h 45m layover for an additional $230.

Travel Dates

There is good availability for $920 showing between 5 October 2020 and 17 February 2021.

Small Print

  • Departure points: New York (JFK)
  • Book by: 12 June 2020
  • Travel until: 28 February 2021
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Weekend departures: Yes, for $200 more
  • Sectors: 2 each way
  • Booking class: A
  • Stopovers: Permitted.
  • Frequent flyer points accrual: Yes.
  • Refundable: No
  • Changes after booking: Yes – $350 fee.

How To Book

Use Google Flights calendar feature to find the cheap travel dates. Handily, you can then complete the booking directly through Google (read more about how that works here).

Where To Credit The Points?

Icelandair isn’t part of any alliance, so points would need to be credited directly to their frequent flyer program, Saga Club. Unless you’re planning to fly with Icelandair again, it might not be worth the hassle.

BG1 Verdict

Icelandair’s business class product is comparable to most short-haul European business class. There’s no flat bed and the meal service is marginally better than premium economy. At this price, it’s probably worth a look as New York to London premium economy fares usually come in higher than this.

BG1 Tip

Do the stopover in Iceland! It’s is an incredible country with some awe-inspiring natural wonders. The bar scene in Reykjavik is also a lot of fun.

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