Oneworld airlines American, British Airways and Finnair have issued a very interesting fare for flights from Swedish cities Gothenborg and Stockholm to New York’s JFK airport. You may cross the Atlantic twice in a business class cabin for just SEK 9,767 (~€915) twice – as long as you are willing to purchase at least two tickets.
This fare includes lounge access, priority services and fully reclinable lie-flat seats, no matter which airline you choose. While Finnair’s new nonstop service between Stockholm and New York might be the most appealing option, you can as well select to earn more miles and add a stop in London or Helsinki.
British Airways allows you to cancel all flights starting before August 31, 2022, in exchange for a voucher. You can use that voucher for booking made up until September 30, 2023. It cannot be exchanged for a monetary refund, though.
Our availability calendar previews all possible flight dates at the lowest fare for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to British Airways’ website or our flight search with your preselected flight dates.
You may also find departures at the same fare from Gothenburg. However, nonstop flights are only possible from Stockholm.
Routings & Equipment
While the nonstop flight with Finnair might be most appealing to most passengers, you can also find connecting flights via Helsinki or London for just a little more. These give you the opportunity to try other business class cabins (like American or British Airways) and collect additional miles or flight segments.
Finnair, the Oneworld member from Northern Europe, offers a very modern and comfortable business class in its Airbus A350. Their A330 product is comfy, but the seats do show their age. A remarkable thing about Finnair is that they’re planning to introduce a Light fare (on some routes), which doesn’t include luggage – an absolute novelty for this travel class.
British Airways was the first airline to offer lie-flat seats – over 20 years ago. Sadly, many seats are still from that time and no longer reach today’s standards in other aspects. Especially in the Boeing 747, the seats were extremely narrow. Furthermore, it is unusual that every other seat is facing backward. If you, however, fly in a plane that has the new Club World seats installed, you’ll be flying in a much better product, sometimes even with Suite seats that offer a lot of privacy. A general downside at British Airways: there is no free seat reservation, which is unusual for a business class.
Even if American Airlines doesn’t enjoy a good reputation for many, its business class is very good. Every seat has direct access to the aisle and the service, as well as the food and the seat, are at a very high standard. Travel-Dealz founder Johannes tested the Boeing 777 and really enjoyed the flight.
Find out more about these and more premium products in our business class comparison.
Search & Book
This fare remains valid until March 1, 2022 for departures between February 8 and April 10, 2022. You need to stay at least one night from Saturday until Sunday at your destination to get the lowest price. Availability is fairly good during the travel period.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
Tickets for all flight segments are issued in booking class I. Finnair’s nonstop service results in the following accrual:
- 9,776 Avios + 280 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 9,776 Qmiles + 60 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 9,776 Avios + 1,000 TP on Iberia Plus
- 9,776 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 9,776 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 9,776 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 9,776 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 9,776 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 7,820 Award Miles + 100 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 7,820 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 5,474 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 1,956 Miles on LATAM Pass
Meanwhile, a British Airways flight with a stop in London might become more appealing when looking at the earning opportunities:
- 21,756 Award Miles + 13,054 Tier Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 17,508 Points on Finnair Plus
- 13,054 Avios + 360 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 13,054 Avios + 1,230 TP on Iberia Plus
- 13,054 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 13,054 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 10,880 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 10,880 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 10,880 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 10,880 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 10,880 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 10,880 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 10,880 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 10,878 Qmiles + 84 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 10,878 Award Miles + 140 Tier Miles on Asia Miles