Oneworld member British Airways is selling cheap flights to Atlanta for those who’ll depart from Italy. Not only are the economy class tickets very cheap right now, starting at only €323, but you’ll also get a decent price in premium economy, paying only €725.
There’s quite good availability from September 2022 to June 2023, as long as you select an outbound date which lies on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, and your inbound flight on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Sunday. Somewhat logically, the availability of economy class tickets is higher than for premium economy tickets, especially in 2023. Simply select your preferred travel class, route, and dates, and we’ll redirect you to British Airways’ booking site:
These are the Italian airports that you can depart from:
From Italy, you would usually fly to London, from where you’d continue your trip to Atlanta. The alternative is flying with American Airlines or Iberia. However, that requires a second layover in the USA (e.g. in Miami, Chicago, Charlotte or New York). Not a big issue if you’re flying economy class, but we wouldn’t recommend it if you’re going to fly premium economy, as all non-transatlantic segments would be in economy class.
If you’re flying in economy class, you’d have to pay another €80 if you wish to bring 23 kg of luggage on your trip. Flights in premium economy, on the other hand, directly include 2x 23 kg of luggage.
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This fare can be booked for departures before December 16 and after January 1. However, the outbound flight may only take place on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, while the inbound flight can take place on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Sunday. The fare has no expiration date and can thus be withdrawn anytime. The minimum stay requirement is one Sunday. The tickets have to be booked at least 7 days before departure. Stopovers are not permitted.
If you’re flying in economy class, British Airways will issue the tickets in booking class O, while American Airlines issues them in booking class B. Here’s an example of what you’d get, flying British Airways from Rome via London in both directions:
- 5,100 Avios + 30 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 4,102 Points on Finnair Plus
- 2,548 Avios + 50 Tier Points on British Airways Executive Club
- 2,548 Avios + 220 Elite Points on Iberia Plus
- 2,548 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 2,548 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 2,548 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 2,548 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
- 2,548 Points + 16 Elite Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 2,548 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 2,548 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 2,548 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
- 2,548 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
If you’re booking premium economy tickets, the long-haul flights are issued in booking class T by all airlines. The economy class feeder flights, however, are issued in booking class K by British Airways and American, and H by Iberia. Here’s what you’d get for that same routing as above, but in premium economy class:
- 14,966 Points on Finnair Plus
- 10,140 Avios + 64 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 9,300 Avios + 200 Tier Points on British Airways Executive Club
- 9,300 Avios + 890 Elite Points on Iberia Plus
- 9,300 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 9,300 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 9,300 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 9,300 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
- 9,300 Points + 16 Elite Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 9,300 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 9,300 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
- 9,300 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 8,850 AsiaMiles + 60 Club Points on Asia Miles
- 8,850 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
Feel free to experiment with more routings and booking classes, using our mileage calculator:
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