4. British Airways
A cost-effective approach to channel your favorite Downton Abbey aristocrat is to treat yourself to business class on British Airways. The airline is a good option for transatlantic travel and makes it surprisingly possible to fly in Club World (business class) from US hubs to European destinations for less than $2000. Additionally, AARP members get access to savings of up to $200, which may increase to $400 during particular campaigns.
The breakfast buffet in the Saga Class Lounge at Keflavik International Airport is nearly enough to make it worthwhile to travel business class to Reykjavik. Especially if you’re flying overseas, small details like chilled Champagne and heated towels make all the difference when you upgrade on Icelandair. You could just find a deal you can’t pass up as the airline serves the majority of major European cities and has made a significant effort to promote itself to North American tourists in recent years.
JetBlue is like the Wild Turkey bourbon of airlines in that it offers smoother, more inexpensive travel than so-called top-shelf competitors without compromising on quality. High-end travelers on a tight budget can choose to fly premium (sometimes known as business class rather than economy plus) with JetBlue Mint, which has previously offered coast-to-coast offers for less than $500. Additionally, keep an eye out for seasonal flights from Boston or New York City to the Caribbean.