My friend Joe alerted his readers today about a major business-class fare sale on Continental flights to Europe this summer.
Joe says,” As it has done every summer and fall since 9/11, Continental Airlines has unleashed a huge and deeply discounted sale for business class travel to Europe this summer. One-way prices start at $799 one-way for nonstops from Continental’s Newark hub to several cities and reach $999 one-way for most of the other destinations on the airline’s route map. A few cities (notably Lisbon at $1,099 one-way and Athens at $1,249 one-way) are slightly high. Nonstops to Europe from Continental’s Cleveland and Houston/Intercontinental hubs are appropriately higher. Connecting flights, primarily through Newark, are also priced at very low sale levels.”
There are restrictions of course, i.e. outbound travel must take place between June 29 and August 29, must be on actual Continental flights, no code-share. Click here for more details.
Joe expects that other airlines will match the deal but reminds us that “Continental is virtually the only U.S. airline offering flights to Europe from Newark, Cleveland and Houston, so exact comparisons will be difficult.”