UPDATE: This has developed into a good old-fashioned fare war between a few Delta and American hubs. Sub-$300 fares to Paris and Rome have been added from Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, and Philadelphia.


Major carriers like American, Delta, United, and partners such as Air France, British Airways, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, and Virgin Atlantic are responding to the latest Norwegian Airlines sale with some price drops of their own. Many routes are available for under $300 roundtrip. Fares go as low as $231.

Several routes that compete with transatlantic low-cost carriers—and a few others—can be found in the $200s or $300s roundtrip. Fly on a major airline and receive a classic experience complete with free meals onboard. Have a look at what we've found so far below.

Travel Availability

Most routes are valid for travel from September through March. The lowest fares are generally for travel to Europe on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, returning from Europe on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Either a Saturday night or 7-night minimum stay is required for the majority of these fares. Some routes may also have availability in August or April or for daily travel.

Sale Period

This sale is unadvertised and fares may jump at any moment.

Sample Fares

Boston to Madrid $231 roundtrip, nonstop

New York to Madrid $231 roundtrip, nonstop

Newark to Madrid $231 roundtrip, nonstop

Philadelphia to Barcelona $261 roundtrip

Philadelphia to Madrid $266 roundtrip

Atlanta to Paris $267 roundtrip

New York to Barcelona $267 roundtrip, nonstop

Atlanta to Rome $275 roundtrip

Newark to Paris $286 roundtrip, nonstop

Los Angeles to Madrid $288 roundtrip

Charlotte to Paris $295 roundtrip

Philadelphia to Paris $297 roundtrip

Chicago to Barcelona $301 roundtrip

Dallas to Rome $304 roundtrip

Philadelphia to Rome $304 roundtrip

Miami to Barcelona $307 roundtrip, nonstop

New York to Rome $309 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Barcelona $321 roundtrip

Oakland to Barcelona $324 roundtrip

Philadelphia to Dublin $330 roundtrip, nonstop

Newark to Rome $331 roundtrip, nonstop

New York to Oslo $334 roundtrip

Orlando to London $342 roundtrip, nonstop

Miami to Paris $342 roundtrip, nonstop

Orlando to Copenhagen $348 roundtrip

Ft. Lauderdale to Paris $350 roundtrip

San Francisco to Barcelona $351 roundtrip

Boston to Paris $351 roundtrip, nonstop

New York to London $352 roundtrip, nonstop

Boston to London $353 roundtrip, nonstop

Miami to London $362 roundtrip, nonstop

Los Angeles to Copenhagen $364 roundtrip

Miami to Stockholm $369 roundtrip

New York to Amsterdam $371 roundtrip, nonstop

Miami to Oslo $374 roundtrip

Ft. Lauderdale to London $377 roundtrip

New York to Athens $398 roundtrip, nonstop

There are plenty more routes in the $400s and $500s as well. For a complete list of deals to Europe, visit our Europe Flight Deals page.


These are Basic Economy or Economy Light fares, which include a carry-on bag plus a small personal item. A checked bag costs $60 each way.

Seat Assignments

Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for these prices. You may be able to pay a fee to choose a specific seat.

Alternate Fares

The upgrade to a standard Economy fare may vary by airline, dates, and route. I found most to be an extra $140-$180 roundtrip. Certain dates could be much more. This type of fare includes one free checked bag, advanced seat assignments, and allows ticket changes/upgrades for a fee.

Example Booking

As an example, I found a flight departing Los Angeles LAX on Friday, November 29, returning from Madrid MAD on Saturday, December 7, for $288 roundtrip. Perfect for a post-Thanksgiving Day trip to Europe for a week.

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