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[Expired] [Deal Alert] Business Class to Europe From 55K Miles One-way

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Want to fly to Europe within the next year?

You’re in luck because Condor has released tons of award seats on its North American routes, including summer dates.

Here’s everything you need to know!

Fare Details

Condor has worked hard to become competitive with its peers with the debut of an all-new business class product. Featuring fully lie-flat seats and direct aisle access, it doesn’t get a whole lot better.

What’s especially exciting about this is that we’ve found up to 9 seats available at a time — which means you’ll be able to take you and your entire family along with you for as few as 55,000 miles each.

  • Class: Business
  • Routes: Anchorage (ANC), Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Edmonton (YEG), Los Angeles (LAX), Minneapolis (MSP), New York (JFK), Phoenix (PHX), Portland (PDX), San Francisco (SFO), and Seattle (SEA) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  • Dates: September 2023 to June 2024
  • Rates: As few as 55,000 miles one-way

When was the last time you saw an entire month of dates available for business class flights to Europe? Never, probably. Here’s what it looks like on Alaska Airlines’ award calendar from New York (JFK) to Frankfurt (FRA).

Image Credit: Alaska Airlines

It’s worth poking around dates and routes because we’re even seeing availability from as far west as Anchorage (ANC), Alaska. Otherwise, California cities such as San Francisco (SFO) also have seats.

Image Credit: Alaska Airlines

Best Ways To Book

The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program is going to be your best bet for booking these flights. It employs an easy-to-use award calendar and will charge you as few as 55,000 miles one-way for these flights. Taxes and fees are also low and will run you less than $50 each way.

This is in comparison to other airlines flying to Frankfurt, such as Lufthansa, which will charge upwards of $1,000 one-way for taxes and fees.

It can be difficult to earn Alaska Airlines miles since the program doesn’t have any major transfer partners. However, there are semi-regular sales on buying points — and one is going on right now. Buying 55,500 miles outright for these flights will run you $1,093.81, which is still a great deal when it comes to crossing the Atlantic in business class.

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Check out our guide to the best websites for flight deal alerts to ensure you don’t miss out on the next great travel deal!

Final Thoughts

We’ve found tons of award availability over the next year for Condor-operated flights to Frankfurt. This includes dates with up to 9 seats at a time! We don’t expect this to last, so if you’re interested you’ll want to book as soon as possible!

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Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.


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July 08, 2023

If I want to book 2 flights using AMEX points, when I transfer them to Avios, do I put them in my account to purchase both tickets, or do I have to transfer points to my avios account and to my husband account? Never done this before, so I’m not sure how that part works.

Keri Stooksbury

July 08, 2023

Hi Gabs – I’d suggest you move all the Avios in one account so that both of your tickets are booked on the same reservation code. Executive Club also offers family pooling should you need to move Avios around from different accounts. Enjoy your trip and thanks for reading!


July 11, 2023

I need exactly this next May into early June. However, I go to AA to look up the flights and I can’t find anything that doesn’t have 2 or more stops. Should I be looking from a different airline? I’m so confused!

Jarrod West

July 12, 2023

Hi Alex,

Try using a tool like, it is extremely useful for locating award space.


July 11, 2023

How do you get back and at what cost?

Jarrod West

July 12, 2023

Hi Chris,

You can fly back however you’d like, and the price of that will vary based on a variety of factors like whether you use points or cash, what airline you fly, the date, etc.


July 16, 2023

I find one way deals disingenuous. I mean, we eventually need to return to our point of origin so total cost is important.

Jarrod West

July 17, 2023

Hi Chris,

Thanks for your feedback. We post a variety of different deals, and naturally they won’t all be suited to everyones travel preferences.

Rozy K Arno

July 12, 2023

Can I transfer British airways avios to other airlines ?

Jarrod West

July 12, 2023

Hi Rozy,

Yes, you can transfer them to the other Avios partners which include Iberia, Aer Lingus, and Qatar.


July 27, 2023

Is it true Delta points can ONLY be used for Delta flights? After speaking with Delta that is what I was told. Don’t see the benefit of Delta miles since award seats are so outrageous.

Jarrod West

July 27, 2023

Hi Sandy,

While you have to book through the Delta website, you can use your Delta miles to book tickets with any of Delta’s partner airlines, like those apart of the SkyTeam alliance for instance.


July 27, 2023

Flights operated by our partner airlines can not be confirmed. Calling in doesn’t help.

Philippe Berard

July 27, 2023

Is Alaska miles the only way to get award space on condor?

Jarrod West

July 27, 2023

Hi Philippe,

For U.S. travelers, booking through Alaska is the only reasonable option.

Delta Alfa

July 28, 2023

I don’t believe your article. I tried to book 2 round trip 1st class tickets from SFO to PVR. It was 230000 points . It was also very difficult to get to the points option on the “full service site”. It was not possible to even access the points option from the mobile app. At any rate. I’m learning that anything less than 300000 is pretty useless. Your site states differently

Keri Stooksbury

July 28, 2023

Hi there – You’ve commented on an article about flying Condor to Europe. What airline are you trying to book SFO-PVR on?

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