Flat Bed Award Space for Six People West Coast to Europe

Award space is wide open in Business Class on Austrian flights from Los Angeles to Vienna for Spring and Summer 2017 for 2-6 people per flight. Flat bed award space from the West Coast to Europe is rare, so hop on this now!
Austrian Business Class features a staggered layout so that your bed's foot area is under the arm rest of the row in front.

8 Star Alliance Flat Bed Business Class Award Seats Open to Europe EVERY DAY of Summer ’17

Award space is wide open in Austrian Airlines Business Class between the United States and Europe for EIGHT people per flight over the entire Summer.

This is amazing news because normally award space over the summer is the toughest to find-- finding even four seats on the same flight in Business Class is almost unheard of.

You can book Business Class to Vienna for 70,000 United miles one way with no fuel surcharges.
Where Austrian Airlines Flies in the US
Austrian Airlines flies from Vienna to the following cities:

New York JFK
Washington Dulles


The Airline That Releases Business Class Space to Europe Three Months Out

All airlines release award space 11 months out.

I'm not sure where that idea came from.

Amazing Business Class Award Space for Four People to Europe

Until late last year, getting to Europe in business class was much easier than it has been lately, especially for traveling parties of three or more. In December of last year, Austrian Airlines stopped releasing business class award space until about three months before departure. This made advance business class award redemptions for larger parties much more difficult.

In the past I've booked families of four to Europe and even to the Middle East on Austrian Airlines, and it is a very solid and comfortable flat bed business class product.

Austrian Airlines Business Class Opens Up Three Months Out and Economy Class Open Up Ten Months Out

For flights between the US and Europe, Austrian Airlines releases its economy class award seats to partners 298 days before the flight and its business class award seats to partners 88 days before the flight.

Austrian routes between the US and Europe have economy award space up to 298 days out

Austrian is a Star Alliance member that operates five routes to North America from its hub in Vienna:

New York-JFK
Toronto (don't forget about routing to Europe via Canada)
Newark (begins July 2, 2014)

Austrian operates two cabin Boeing 777s and 767s

Trip Report: Austrian Business Class from Vienna to Chicago

A few months ago, I flew from Oktoberfest to the Chicago Seminars. From Munich to Vienna, I flew Lufthansa business class. From Vienna to Chicago, I flew Austrian Airlines new business class product.


Overall I enjoyed Austrian Business Class.

An Airline Lets You Bid on Upgrades and Its Business Class Award Space Dries Up

Austrian Airlines allows customers holding an economy class ticket to bid on an upgrade to its longhaul business class.

Book Now to Europe for Next Summer: Business

Want to book a dream summer vacation to Europe? The time is now. Award space is still very good on a number of great routes on great products and will deteriorate in the coming months.

Here's how I would go about booking my dream award. Step one is the miles--more on getting those at the end of the post.