Spain: $1,906/€1,692 Star Alliance Business Class Flights From USA During Winter Break

Madrid, Spain

If you are living in the United States and wanted to spend your Christmas holidays in Barcelona or Madrid, then we’ve got the perfect deal for you. Star Alliance airlines United, SWISS, Air Canada, and Lufthansa are selling very cheap business class flights for most dates between December 23rd and January 2nd. We found flights from eight major U.S. cities.

We found cheap business class flights to Barcelona from the following US cities:

We also found cheap business class tickets to Madrid from these cities:

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While Air Canada tends to be cheaper when flying to Madrid …
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… SWISS and United tend to be cheaper for flights to Barcelona

Unless you are flying with Air Canada, where your layover will be in Toronto, you will fly directly to one of Europe’s Star Alliance hubs (Zurich, Munich, Frankfurt), and then continue to Spain on a relatively short flight.

As usual, flying business class you’ll enjoy many privileges, such as airport lounge access or priority check-in, boarding, and luggage handling.

Search & Book

Sadly, none of these airlines state an expiration date for this deal in their fare rules. Therefore, we recommend booking these flights rather sooner than later. As stated in the introduction, these flights are during the Christmas holidays, meaning between December 23rd and January 2nd (sometimes until January 5th).

The easiest way to find these flights is by using Google Flights. Once you’ve found your preferred flights, you can go on and book directly at the airline’s website (e.g., or book through our Travel-Dealz flight search, which might save you some money.

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 to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Always be careful, that all flights are operated in business class. Sometimes airlines will have you flying in economy class on some segments. Be careful not to select those flights before booking.


All tickets, no matter which airline you fly with, are issued in class P. Here are some examples of how many miles these flights would get you:

Dallas – Madrid roundtrip via Toronto with Air Canada:

  • 19,960 on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 19,850 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 19,850 on TAP Miles & Go
  • 19,850 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 19,850 on United MileagePlus
  • 14,890 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 14,890 on GOL AΓ©reos Smiles
  • 14,890 on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 14,890 on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 12,400 on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 12,400 on ANA Mileage Club
  • 12,400 on Air India Flying Returns
  • 9,920 on SAS EuroBonus
  • 9,920 on Miles & More
  • 9,920 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 9,920 on Asiana Club
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San Francisco – Barcelona roundtrip via Zurich with SWISS:

  • 20,470 on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 15,890 on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 13,250 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 13,150 on Miles & More
  • 12,850 on SAS EuroBonus
  • 12,720 on Air India Flying Returns
  • 12,720 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 12,720 on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 12,720 on TAP Miles & Go
  • 12,720 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 12,720 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 12,720 on United MileagePlus
  • 12,720 on South African Voyager
  • 12,720 on Asiana Club
  • 12,720 on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 12,720 on EgyptAir Plus
  • 12,720 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 12,720 on LATAM Pass
  • 8,900 on ANA Mileage Club
  • 6,360 on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 1,060 on Asia Miles
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.
Information & Tips for Madrid

Madrid is the capital of Spain and the Autonomous Community of Madrid. With about seven million inhabitants, the metropolitan region of Madrid is one of the largest in Europe. Madrid (excluding suburbs) with around 3.2 million inhabitants is the third largest city in the European Union after London and Berlin and the largest city in southern Europe.

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