Bucket list trip, honeymoon, business- however you slice it, the flight between the US and Asia is long. If there’s ever a time when flying business class matters it’s during the 10+ hours you’ll face, rocketing into tomorrow. Yep, wherever you are in the US right now, it’s tomorrow in Asia. When trying to score a deal- ideally one that lands you in the business class cabin, there are a few great strategies to employ…

Make Your Way To Canada, Where “Cheaper” Business Class Tickets Exist…

The Canadian dollar is not having it’s best days. Whereas we hardly ever see great business class fares from any US gateways- it’s not at all out of the ordinary to see sub $2000 business class tickets from Canadian cities. In the last few months there’s been countless opportunities like $1597 from Toronto, Vancouver or Calgary to Tokyo, and quite a few deals to Mainland China in the $1900 range. Currently, Delta even has a $1955 deal from Vancouver to Beijing. These are less than half the price of most US departures.

Book Singapore Airlines Premium Economy And Upgrade Using Points…

Singapore Airlines often features very tempting Premium Economy fares. For starters, their Premium Economy is very civilized, but on top of that- the upgrade options from Premium Economy to Business are substantial. For roughly 35,000 points each way, you can upgrade any Premium Economy ticket. Fares often start around $1000, so $1000 and 70,000 points could lead to round trip business class, on a ticket that will earn miles. Pretty solid.

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Purchase Alaska Airlines MileagePlan Miles During A Sale…

Why Alaska? Because you can use their miles on Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific and more. For less than $1000 one way, or less than $2000 round trip, you can hedge your costs for a trip by purchasing MileagePlan miles. You won’t earn miles or status on tickets booked with these miles, but if comfort is key- and you’re faced with the alternative of $5000+ business tickets booked through standard channels, it’s a great look.

Use Lucrative Credit Card Sign Ups To Go At Least One Way For (Almost) Free…

A one way ticket between the US and Asia on American, Cathay or Japan Airlines requires just 70,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles. Their credit card is currently offering 60,000 miles as a sign up bonus, which after meeting the $3,000 in 3 months spending requirement will net you virtually all the miles needed to fly to Asia in business (or the other way) for peanuts. Similarly, Chase, Amex and Citi have cards which can also lead to one way in business for next to nothing. 80,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points will even get you one way in Korean Airlines stunning First Class!