Lack of International Deals? There's a Reason.

Tracy Stewart, May 18, 2010
Fares from Washington DC:

    Q. How come Airfarewatchdog isn't listing international deals any more?

    A. Well in fact, we have listed some international fares, such as recent ones for June travel to Budapest, Prague, Copenhagen and Stockholm from as little as $377 round-trip including tax, and did you miss the deals to New Zealand for under $400 with tax? Then there was Singapore Airlines' $669 from LA to Tokyo, including tax on nonstop flights.  The problem is that most fares to international destinations these days, at least for late spring and summer travel, are well over $1000 round-trip including taxes, and Airfarewatchdog prides itself on listing only spectacularly low airfares. We're still hoping to locate some more real deals to Europe, Asia and other international destinations for travel  this spring and summer but until we do, we've decided not to flood your email inbox with very pricey, not-so-special fares that you could pretty much find on your own. Feel free to tell us in the comments below if you think this doesn't make sense.