We're seeing some big price drops on flights to Rome from a few major markets in the U.S. today. Fares are as low as $242 roundtrip.
Similar to the flight deals to Paris we mentioned yesterday, these fares are on legacy carriers. And while American Airlines had the bulk of low fares yesterday, it appears Air Canada/United have responded by lowering its fares today.
Update September 13, 2019: Fares on American Airlines have gone up, but Delta and Alitalia have joined this fare war from the New York area with nonstop flights and United dropped its price on nonstop flights from Newark.
- Travel Period: November through early April; Some routes are only $20-$30 more for travel through May.
- Travel Days of the Week: Depart the U.S. Sundays through Wednesdays; Return to the U.S. Tuesdays through Fridays; Some routes have may have slight variations.
- Minimum Stay: 7-nights
- Blackout Dates: Holiday travel in late December and early January.
This sale is unadvertised and fares may jump at any moment. Try many different sites if you are finding prices jumping as inventory is going quickly and may still be available on another booking engine.
Newark to Rome
$273 roundtrip Now $285 RT nonstop on United.
Basic Economy fares only include a carry-on bag plus one personal item. The first checked piece of luggage will cost $60 each-way. On some routes, it's cheaper or the same price to upgrade to a Main Cabin Economy fare. Main Cabin Economy fares include one free checked bag.
Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for Basic Economy. You may be able to pay a fee to choose a specific seat. Standard Economy fares may include advanced seat assignments on certain airlines like American and United. Air Canada charges a seat selection fee for both Basic and Standard Economy.
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Upgrading to a standard or Main Cabin Economy will cost an additional $120 - $160 roundtrip on most routes. Certain travel dates and/or routes may be more or less to upgrade. This type of fare will include one free checked bag, seat selection on certain airlines, and the ticket will be eligible for upgrades/changes in the itinerary (fee applies).
Note: American Airlines allows ticket changes (fee applies) on both Basic Economy and Main Cabin Economy fares for flights to Europe.
As an example, I found a flight departing Los Angeles LAX on Monday, November 11, returning from Rome on Wednesday, November 20, for $245 roundtrip.