How to Save Up to $3000pp on 3 Continent Business Class Fares for the Rest of 2022

27 Jul 2022

As the world continues to open up and airlines struggle to match the demand of travellers, it is becoming more difficult to still get great deals for travel in 2022, particularly in Business Class. Yet with the supply side issues, we continue to see enough travellers being willing to meet the market levels and as such airlines are not needing to widely discount seats to fill their aircraft.

Throughout this time our range of discount round the world airfares have continued to experience strong booking volumes due to the additional value and range of routes they can open up, at comparatively better pricing than simple return tickets.

The most common 3 continent global fare usually includes a stop in North America, Europe and Asia, travelling in either direction. With the current pressure on Asian routes driving the price up, you can still save on a global fare if you don’t need to travel via Asia and could travel in both directions via North America.

Using an example, in October/November, a traditional 3 continent route in one direction would be as follows…

Sydney – San Francisco [United]
San Francisco – NYC [United]
NYC – London [United, or Lufthansa via Frankfurt]
Own arrangements
Barcelona – Frankfurt – Singapore – Sydney [Lufthansa/Singapore Airlines]

Pricing for this route was coming in at $9794 including taxes, with only the highest tier of seats available on the return journey. Considering many business class fares to San Fran/NYC alone are over $15-20,000 per person, this is still exceptional value for money, in this market, for those wanting to fly home more directly.

However, when you look to route via the US again we can save our clients even more money, and this has become a popular solution for the coming months to help open up more discount business class inventory.

Sydney – San Francisco [United]
San Francisco – NYC [United]
NYC – London [United, or Lufthansa via Frankfurt]
Own arrangements
Barcelona – Frankfurt – LA – Sydney [Lufthansa/United]

By returning from Frankfurt via Los Angeles, the Business Class Global Fare would only cost $6693 per person including taxes. An exceptional saving and you can add another stopover in the USA or Canada coming home, it doesn’t necessarily need to be a transit or just LA. We could look at mixing and matching major gateway cities to great an excellent value itinerary for the savvy traveller who is open to routing home in this direction.

Bear in mind that availability continues to change day to day and seats for this year through to early next year are getting booked out in advance with strong forward demand, especially for premium cabins. Contact our airfare specialists today to discuss your itinerary and how we can help you unlock the value of these fantastic airfares.