Via TheFlightDeal, American and US Airways are offering some great fares between North America and Europe.
The cheapest routes seem to be between New York or Philadelphia and Amsterdam, but there are also good fares out of other hub cities as well.
A 28-day advance purchase is required, but availability looks decent for travel this fall and next spring.
Finding these fares
The best option is to search on ITA Matrix or Google Flights for the exact flights you’re interested in, then book directly via the airline websites. You can also book using an online travel agent like Orbitz or Priceline.
Does this work in the other direction?
Unfortunately no. Deal fares like this typically only work between certain origins and corresponding destinations. You can’t reverse the order of the cities and get the same deal.
Stay tuned though, as there are often fantastic fares leaving Europe, particularly in premium cabins.
While I have more than re-qualified for elite status this year, I’m strongly considering booking one of these for next spring. This fare is being offered by American, and Executive Platinums receive eight systemwide upgrades which are valid even on deep-discount economy fares, and while these flights have a terrible business class product, it’s still better than Economy.
Even if you’re not an American EXP though, if you’re looking for cheap flights to Europe, this is a great price!
Anyone booking one of these? When are you going?