They’re back! CLT and PHL Oneworld $1,600s Biz fares to Spain and Amsterdam, UA and DL match

There is another aspect to the Business Class fare war with Charlotte and Philadelphia, AA hub airports, offering fares around $2,100-$2,200 round trip to Spain and Amsterdam. These routes are around $2,000 to $2,200 round trip with all three alliances participating. Oneworld fares can be reduced by $400 with AARP discount.

Amsterdam is only available from Philadelphia. Paris at $2,500 round trip is only available from Charlotte. Paris fare looks to be about $500 lower than other east coast airports for business class. Oneworld $400 discount with British Airways AARP booking makes Paris around $2,100 round trip from CLT.

These business class fares mark the first appearance of United and Star Alliance airlines in the Business Class fare war between Delta/Skyteam and American/British Airways/Oneworld. Delta still has business class fares to many airports in Europe for around $1,500 to $1,600.

Loyalty Traveler – Recap AA/BA Discount Business Class to Italy $1,200 and Delta $1,600 to rest of Europe (June 1)

Participating airports:

  • Charlotte
  • Philadelphia
  • Miami (lots of low AA/BA/IB fares all over Europe, even Germany.)

Europe Airports:

  • Amsterdam (PHL only)
  • Paris (CLT only)
  • Barcelona
  • Madrid
  • Several other airports in Spain
  • Shannon, Ireland SNN (PHL only)

Departure dates: November-March 2017

Philadelphia – Amsterdam $2,168 American Biz; $2,218 United BIZ

Dec 18-28

  • $2,218 United
  • $2,168 American (Depart Dec 19)
  • $2,237 American
  • $2,261 Delta

PHL-AMS BIZ $2200 Dec 18-28

Charlotte – Alicante ALC Spain $2,141 Delta, $2,236 Iberia

Feb 1-11

CLT-ALC $2141 Biz AA Feb 1-11

Charlotte – Madrid MAD $1,692 Business Class

(after AARP $400 British Airways discount)

CLT-MAD $1692 BA Nov1-15

Charlotte – Paris CDG $2,130 Business Class

(after AARP $400 British Airways discount)

CLT-CDG $2130 Biz Nov 10-16

Philadelphia – Shannon SNN $1,801 Business Class

(after AARP $400 British Airways discount)

PHL-SNN $1801 BA Biz Nov2-6

$1,640.62 Air Berlin Miami – Dusseldorf DUS (nonstop business class)  Dec 17-28

(not eligible for AARP discount).

MIA-DUS $1640 AB Dec17-28

Other Loyalty Traveler articles related to this ongoing fare sale to Europe in Business Class and Economy Class

Recap AA/BA Discount Business Class to Italy $1,200 and Delta $1,600 to rest of Europe

Delta Business Class New York JFK to Germany airports $1,513 round trip, LAX/SFO $1600s

British Airways $1,235 Business Class San Francisco to Rome AARP discount fare Aug-Mar 2017

Fare Alert AA-DL Business Class USA to Europe $1400 to $1600 SFO, IAH, IAD, DEN and more Aug-Mar 2017

Fare alert–California regional airports low late August Europe fares

Europe fares from Houston reveal extent of fare sale today (May 31).

Dublin on sale $526-$629 from across USA in all alliances Aug to Mar 2017 (May 31).

Fare Alert Chicago to Amsterdam $514 LOT round trip Oct-Jan (May 31).

Fall fare sale USA to Europe launched today (May 31).

Fare war day 3 Germany and Austria to USA round trip fares in $400s (May 31).

Nested tickets to Europe for two trips at lower price (May 31).

Loyalty Traveler curated Airfare Deals and Google Flights and Kayak Explore tutorials.

Loyalty Traveler – Hotel Promotions Guide May 2016.


About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. I have reviewed the 757 business class PHL-AMS. I agree and would not spend the money for that flight. This can be booked as British Airways operated 777 aircraft for $1,947 round trip with AARP discount.

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