Just after Christmas I wrote about some of the excellent deals available in the British Airways sale in Club World if you were willing to start your trip in Dublin. Prices are (they are still bookable) as low as £1,100 return to Hawaii.
Something odd is clearly happening in the Scandinavian airline market as oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance are all now fighting it out with similarly priced fares to the US West Coast.
These fare are available for travel from now until the end of October.
Basically, you can take your pick from various airlines and various alliances if you are looking to build up status with someone in particular. Taking a random set of dates (1st – 10th July) Expedia offers me for Oslo to Los Angeles:
£1,069 return – KLM via Amsterdam (SkyTeam)
£1,086 return – Lufthansa / Air Canada via Frankfurt and Montreal (Star)
£1,087 return – Brussels Airlines / United via Brussels and New York (Star)
£1,101 return – Lufthansa via Frankfurt (Star)
£1,161 return – British Airways via London
It is also worth checking fares from Copenhagen which are similar – albeit with a little less choice.
If you want to head to the East Coast, SkyTeam business class tickets to New York start at £921, albeit Oslo is a major diversion from the UK to head to NYC! Good for British Airways tier points of course.