Who says you have to pay the proverbial arm and a leg for summer travel to Europe. Air France has amazingly low $460-70 RT, tax included fares from JFK to Spain. Check out our fare of the day.
These low fares are valid from New York. However, let's say you live in Seattle and want to fly to Spain. For August travel, you might be looking at $1220 RT with taxes. Seattle to New York we're finding for $244 RT with tax. So do the math. $460 + $244 = $704, fare less than $1220. So break up your trip in New York (hey, it's a long way from Seattle to Spain!) and save over $500 per person.