Oneworld Business Class Open Jaws: Europe → USA → Spain Starting at €1,280

British Airways Club Suite Seat Middle 2

Oneworld member British Airways currently has a marvellous offer running for business class open jaws. When flying from various European cities to the USA and flying back from the USA to Spain, you can price out well below €1,500. The cheapest example takes you from Berlin to New York and back from Seattle to Barcelona for just €1,280.

To get this fare, you will have to combine an itinerary like this:

  • [European Airport] – [American Airport] | [American Airport] – [Spanish Airport]

We have been able to find the following examples:

You don’t necessarily have to fly to/from two different American cities. Using the same airport twice is also possible, e.g.:

You can use our Go2 form to find more flights. It will forward you to British Airways’ website. You might have to scroll a bit to find the desired fare. Flights are available from January through April 2024.

All itineraries consist of a Club Europe (=BA’s European business class) to London or Madrid and a lie-flat transatlantic flight to the USA, operated by either British Airways, Iberia, or American Airlines.

The inbound can start from basically any point in the United States. Most connections will again lead you to London in British Airways’ long-haul business class (including the Club Suite). You can also fly directly to Madrid or Barcelona in American or Iberia business class.

We have been able to find business class inbound flights from the following airports:

Even if American Airlines doesn’t enjoy a good reputation for many, its business class is very good. Every seat on wide-body planes has direct access to the aisle and the service, as well as the food and the seat, are at a very high standard. Travel-Dealz founder Johannes tested the Boeing 777 and really enjoyed the flight.

American Airlines Business Class Sitz flach
180° flat seat in the American Airlines business class

British Airways was one of the first airlines to offer lie-flat seats – over 20 years ago. And they still continue to be up to date with the newest trends, each seat offering direct access to the aisle. Their best seats are the Club Suites that offer a lot of privacy – but the older seats are fine as well. A general downside at British Airways: there is no free seat reservation, which is unusual for a business class.

British Airways Club Suite Seat 5
British Airways Club Suite

Iberia is one of the few airlines that has the same product on (almost) all long-haul planes. Merely a few A350s have a different CL6720 seat, which are basically modern suites. But even with the other seats, you always have direct access to the aisle. The seats which are directly next to the aisle (in every 2nd row), however, only offer limited privacy. In total, it’s a very good product – also thanks to the good food and in-flight entertainment.

Iberia Business Class

Search & Book

According to the fares rules, these prices are valid until sold out or withdrawn. Based on recent experiences with Oneworld premium fares, we do not expect them to stick around for long. A minimum stay of at least one night from Saturday to Sunday applies.

Searching for multistop flights in mixed cabin classes can be a major pain in the butt. There are three possible options:

  • Search Google Flights for cheap business class flights and see if the cheap first class tickets are available on the dates you looked up.
  • Search directly on ba.com.
  • Use the rather complicated ITA Matrix (tutorial). Using the extension code f bc=A;alliance oneworld on the leg from Germany to New York should narrow your results and computing time.

Whichever method you select, we strongly recommend purchasing these tickets directly from the airline.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.

Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.

Mileage

British Airways issues tickets in the following booking classes:

  • J for European business class
  • I for all other business class segments.

Our example from the screenshot earns Oneworld frequent flyers the following mileage:

  • 19,640 Award Miles + 14,816 Elite Qualifying Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 15,009 Points on Finnair Plus
  • 13,210 Award Miles + 12,242 Tier Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 13,210 Avios + 106 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 13,210 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 13,210 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
  • 12,014 AsiaMiles + 145 Club Points on Asia Miles
  • 11,588 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 10,956 Points + 20 Elite Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 7,179 Award Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 6,669 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
  • 6,031 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 5,983 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 1,161 Miles on American AAdvantage
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Since your options vary widely, you might be interested in calculating your personal earnings with our mileage calculator:

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