Navigating Today’s Best Business Class Short-Notice Fare Options to Europe

Eight ways to save if you can’t book 150 days out, and a little-known route where you can fly for $2,511 r/t tomorrow (space permitting) with a top-shelf airline and seat.

For most of the past 20 years, the lowest Business Class fares usually required a 50- or 90-day advance-purchase, but that all changed in August 2015 when FCF discovered a new transatlantic Business Class fare version that required a 150-day advance-purchase to Europe on many routes.

Back then, FCF thought that these fares had a very good chance of becoming a new norm, despite being about $200 to $900 more than Flash EasyUp fares. Now, a year later, 150-day advance-purchase fares are still around, proving that the airlines value them.

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