Mamma mia! Have a look at this fabulous fare deal to the Greek Islands for peak summer travel.
Fly from New York-JFK to Santorini/Thira, Greece for only $518 roundtrip this August and September on British Airways, American, and Finnair!. Before you break out in song, take note that this fare is pretty quirky and takes a little patience to book, so read below to see what's required to score this super Santorini sale fare.
This is a tricky fare to pin down, but you'll have the most luck searching for flights departing JFK on Monday through Wednesdays with a return flight from Santorini departing on Saturdays. During my searches, I found the travel window to fall between August 6 and September 28, 2019.
Keep in mind that to replicate this price, you'll need to fly back on Finnair with an overnight layover in Helsinki (HEL) on the return leg. You may be able to find an even cheaper rate of $501 roundtrip if you are willing to stop in HEL on extended layovers both directions.
You can book this fare directly on the American Airlines website, or if you're finding that inventory is hard to nab, try booking via another third-party travel site.
These are Basic Economy fares, which include a carry-on bag plus a small personal item. The first checked bag costs $60 each way.
Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for this price. You may be able to pay a fee to choose a specific seat.
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A Main Cabin Economy fare is $120 more roundtrip, which includes one free checked bag, advanced seat assignments, and allows ticket changes/upgrades for a fee. If checking a bag, this is the better option than paying for bags separately as it will include the other previously mentioned benefits.
As an example, I found a flight departing New York JFK on Tuesday, August 6, returning from Thira/Santorini JTR on Saturday, August 17, 2019, for $518 roundtrip.
Looking for a place to stay in stunning Santorini? Here's a list of available accommodation for the listed sample dates on Hotelwatchdog.