Round Trip Business Class to Russia From $1,802
Airline: United, Swiss, Lufthansa
Dates: Between May and December 2018
Cost: $1,802+ round-trip in business class
Route: JFK/EWR to LED
Pay With: Chase Sapphire Reserve, The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel) or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare).
Round trip Newark to Saint Petersburg for $1,809 in business class on Swiss in December:
Round trip Newark to Saint Petersburg for $1,802 in business class in August:
Round trip New York to Saint Petersburg for $1,802 in business class in June:
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Remember to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, like Chase Sapphire Reserve, the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on all travel purchases) or American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare).