North America: Business Class Starting at €1,004 From Dublin (all Alliances)

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All three airline alliances – Star Alliance, SkyTeam, and Oneworld, are currently running enormous sales for business class flights from Dublin to Canada, Mexico, and the USA. Not only can you choose from a massive amount of destinations, but the selection of airlines is also big: Lufthansa, Air Canada, British Airways, Iberia, KLM, Air France, Delta, TAP, and many more…


Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.

A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.

Here are the many options that you have, separated by alliance:

Star Alliance



All airlines offer very similar service levels. You can usually take 2 pieces of 32kg-luggage on your trip, will fly on a seat that can be converted into a bed, and will have lounge access at the airports.

By the way, there are even more deals departing from Ireland:

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Just like their prices, the three alliances also have very similar fare rules. They all only state that your trip has to include a Sunday. While SkyTeam does not mention an expiration date in its rules, the other two alliances write that you need to book these flights before February 2, 2021.

You can find all possible routes on Google Flights, and should then book directly on Lufthansa‘s, KLM‘s, or British Airways‘ website. There’s daily availability from May onward.


Star Alliance

The Star Alliance issues its tickets in booking class P. To give you an example, flying to San Diego via Vancouver (and back) with Air Canada should get you a total of:

  • 22,656 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 22,524 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 22,524 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 22,524 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
  • 16,894 Award Miles + 3,380 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 16,894 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 16,892 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 16,892 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 16,892 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 14,076 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 14,076 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 14,076 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
  • 11,262 Miles on Miles&More
  • 11,262 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 11,262 Points on SAS EuroBonus
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SkyTeam issues the tickets in booking class Z, meaning that, e.g. a nonstop roundtrip to New York with Delta would get you:

  • 15,316 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
  • 12,762 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 12,688 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
  • 12,688 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 10,210 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
  • 9,516 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 9,514 Miles on Delta SkyMiles
  • 7,930 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
  • 7,930 Miles on Air Europa Club
  • 6,344 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
  • 6,344 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 6,344 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 6,344 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
  • 6,344 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
  • 6,344 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
  • 6,342 Award Miles + 48 XP on FlyingBlue
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Oneworld tickets are issued in booking class I. A nonstop roundtrip to Chicago with American Airlines would get you:

  • 17,692 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
  • 17,692 Points on Finnair Plus
  • 10,992 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
  • 10,992 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 10,992 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 10,992 Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 10,990 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 9,160 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
  • 9,160 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 9,160 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 9,160 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 9,158 Avios + 280 TP on British Airways Executive Club
  • 9,158 Avios + 1,000 TP on Iberia Plus
  • 9,158 Award Miles + 90 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
  • 7,326 Avios + 50 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 7,326 Miles on American AAdvantage
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