These days the best flight deals from the US to Europe can occasionally hover around the $400 mark, but $600 and up is the new norm in economy. However, every once in a while, if you’re willing to spend just a bit more – you can seriously upgrade your travels with Premium Economy. Premium puts you in bigger, better, wider seats with more recline and also puts you just one step from upgrading to business class. There are some fantastic deals out at the moment, which put comfortable travel across the Atlantic within reach…

The Deals

British Airways and American Airlines are pushing out their premium economy offering to the world. American has just updated many of their planes with legitimately new and nice premium economy seats, rivaling the best out there. Both seats will offer legitimate comfort you can sleep in with benefits and added service. These deals work from New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Boston and Chicago. Other cities may also be available. Best of all, if you have upgrade certificates or miles, these deals can be upgraded to business class with relative ease.

The Dates

These deals are around in April and May, and then return again in late August, September, October, November and December. Not every single date will be available, but there are lots of options in each month for both shorter and longer trips.

How To Book

Finding the best deals should be easy, so we’ve made handy links taking you directly to the best prices for each city pair. Simply click the link and play with dates, bearing in mind this crucial tip for using Google Flights. Here are the best round trip deals, like: $790 New York to Barcelona, $790 Miami to Barcelona, $827 New York to Paris, $843 New York to Rome, $880 Miami to Paris, $886 Boston to Venice, $920 Los Angeles to Barcelona, $999 Chicago to Madrid. Find dates that work and book directly with American Airlines or British Airways.

How To Upgrade

If you want to upgrade these tickets using points or upgrade certificates – you must book with the airline you’d like to upgrade with. So if you want to use British Airways Avios, you need to book via British Airways. If you want to upgrade using American Airlines certificates, you’ll need to book via American Airlines. Look up space for upgrades and then call to book! Here’s a guide to American Airlines upgrades, and one for British Airways too.

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