We're seeing some super low fares from select cities to Europe on legacy carriers today. There are also some new routes that have great fares for holiday travel. Have a look at our top airfare picks for today.
Today's Top Airfare Picks
These deals have been vetted taking into account price, distance, and airline. Some of these fares are a part of ongoing sales and some are unadvertised, which may only last a few hours. If you are interested in any of these fares, we recommend you book soon to avoid a missed bargain. All domestic flights work in the reverse direction as well.
Fly nonstop from Denver to Phoenix for $94 roundtrip on Southwest. Travel is valid on scattered dates from late October through mid-February. You'll find similar fares on American, United, and Frontier, but those airlines are all Basic Economy. Southwest will include two free checked bags and has no change fees. Searching Southwest, I found seats available departing Denver DEN on Saturday, January 19, returning from Phoenix PHX on Friday, January 25.
Sun Country Airlines has added a few more new routes this month. This new route begins November 16, 2018, and has intro fares available for peak holiday travel. Fly nonstop from Portland to San Francisco for $97 roundtrip. Flights are available on Mondays and Fridays on pretty much every date through early April. I found seats departing Portland PDX on Friday, December 28, returning from San Francisco SFO on Friday, January 4. Sun Country Grab & Go fares only include a small personal item, but checked bag fees are lower than the major airlines. Checked bag fees start at $20 each way. Carry-on bag fees start at $25 each way.
Part of Delta's ongoing sale for fall/winter travel, which has been matched by all airlines, fly nonstop from Los Angeles to Bozeman for $207 roundtrip on Delta or United. Travel is valid on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, from October 30 through March 2. This is a Basic Economy fare and only includes a small personal item on United. Delta includes a normal carry-on bag plus a personal item, but nonstop service is seasonal and this fare on Delta is only available on a few dates for winter travel. I found seats departing Los Angeles LAX on Saturday, February 9, returning from Bozeman BZN on Saturday, February 16. Perfect for a Montana ski trip!
Fly from Miami to San Jose, Costa Rica for $210 roundtrip on Copa. Flights are available for this price from October through mid-December. As an example, I found seats departing Miami on Thursday, November 1, returning from San Jose SJO on Saturday, November 10. Pack whatever you wish with two free checked bags on Copa.
Fly nonstop from San Francisco to Barcelona for $312 roundtrip on Level. Starting October 31, Level is moving its bay area flights from Oakland to San Francisco. This great fare can be found for travel on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from November 28, 2018, through March 20, 2019, excluding peak holiday travel.
There is a slight trick to get this price. You must buy two separate one-way tickets. For example, I found a one-way flight from San Francisco SFO to Barcelona BCN on Wednesday, November 28, for $160. For the return flight, I found a one-way ticket from Barcelona BCN to San Francisco SFO on Wednesday, December 5, for $152. Add them together and it totals $312 roundtrip for nonstop flights. This price only includes a standard carry-on bag plus one personal item. Checked bag fees start at $45 each way.
Another amazing fare to Europe from a city that rarely sees sub-$400 fares across the pond. Fly from Austin to Zurich for $375 roundtrip on Delta or American. This fare has wide open availability for travel from late October through late May. This is a standard Main Cabin Economy fare, which includes one free checked bag and standard seat selection. I found seats for peak ski season departing Austin AUS on Saturday, February 23, returning from Zurich ZRH on Saturday, March 2.
Fly nonstop from Boston to London for $405 roundtrip on American or British Airways. This fare is only available on a few Saturdays in May/early June. I found seats departing Boston BOS on Saturday, May 11, returning from London LHR on Saturday, May 18. These are Basic Economy fares, which only include carry-on bags. Pack light to take advantage of this great fare or pay $60 each way for a checked bag.