Earlier in the week I wrote about the amazingly good fares that American published between the US and Europe for travel through next March. As usual, the low fares didn’t last for long.
The good news is that via The Flight Deal, American is back with some really great fares between the US and Europe. Fares seem to range between ~$420 and ~$750 all-in roundtrip. The general terms of these fares are as follows:
- 14 day advance purchase required
- Valid for outbound travel between September 2015 and May 2016
While the good fares aren’t valid in all markets, they are valid from many US markets to many European markets. So if you search a few city pairs you should easily be able to find a pair which is participating in the sale.
For example, Washington to Dublin is ~$420 roundtrip:
Meanwhile Seattle to Dublin is ~$630 roundtrip:
San Francisco to Zurich is ~$730 roundtrip:
You’re best off booking the fares directly on aa.com or usairways.com, though you can use ITA Matrix to search space, as it’s a bit easier to use and allows you to search space for about a month at a time.
The best thing about cheap fares on American is that all paid fares can be upgraded using systemwide upgrades, which Executive Platinum members get eight of per year (and often even more). Flying to Europe in business class for these fares is an incredible value.
Airfare has been outrageously high the past couple of years, so it has been very rare to see transatlantic fares this low. That being said, I suspect we’ll see more of these fares as oil prices continue to decline, especially as international demand is down due to the strong US Dollar.
If you’re interested I’d recommend booking now, because these fares won’t last.
Anyone planning on jumping on one of these amazing fares?