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Earlier I posted TAP Portugal’s one-way business class deals from Dublin to Chicago and San Francisco from around $700. I should have checked Miami prices as well, as TAP often runs deals to Florida. Sure enough, the business class Dublin deal is live for Miami at $792. That includes wide open availability in July and AugustThat’s cheaper than one-way economy in most cases this summer.

Business class Dublin deal

As always with TAP that includes a free Portugal layover of up to 5 days if you book directly with the airline. The deal shows on OTAs as well; you may find different dates but sacrifice the layover. You can also choose to pay with Chase Ultimate Rewards points through the Chase portal or transfer partners. I expect more TAP business class deals will appear this year, and I will post them when I see them.

Business class Dublin deal

Using This Deal from “Europe”

A reader noted that I discussed this business class Dublin deal as a great opportunity for “European” travel, and was dismayed that I seemed to substitute Dublin for “all of Europe.” What I was trying to explain was that this is a great way to return to the U.S. if you have booked a cheap fare to Europe and want to explore the continent a bit.

Most travel is round trip, and most people also stop there when planning. But buying two one-ways can mean avoiding mandatory stay lengths or Saturday stayovers. Then can provide extra flexibility in plans. And they mean you aren’t locked into one city for travel.

a water way with buildings and a sunset

There’s no reason you can’t combine this deal with, say, a $253 one-way summer flight from Miami to Paris. Or maybe a $155 flight to Amsterdam next Spring for tulip season. Or a flight to Venice in the fall for $185. You can take any number of cheap flights to Dublin (like maybe $59 from Venice) and grab lie-flat seats back to the U.S. Stay as long as your vacation time, passport, or heart desires, and then come back with memories of many beautiful cities instead of one.

a garden with many flowers with Keukenhof in the background

Or take trains and ferries to Ireland (trips I can vouch for), as these are much superior to their American versions. Enjoy a slightly slower pace through Europe before a comfortable flight home. And if you’re based in Ireland (or, anywhere in Europe), you can always do the same thing in reverse, with the business class Dublin flight kicking off a trip to the US before catching a cheap flight back.

a train at a station

Spain High Speed Train by Pixabay user steven_yu

This, and other one-way deals, can be part of a world of opportunities…or at least a continent’s worth. If you’re on “gap year”, have some stocked up vacation time, or maybe have left the rat race altogether, perhaps a tour of Europe and a business class seat home is just what you need.

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