The flight deals to Europe keep coming in hot. The latest fare war between American/Oneworld and United/StarAlliance partners features some excellent fares around the $300 mark from hub cities around the nation. And what's even better this time around is that many of these unadvertised deals now stretch into summer, allowing for August and September itineraries to Spain, France, Greece, Italy, and other countries starting $275+ roundtrip.
Some flights may be operated by airline partners such as Air Canada, British Airways, or Iberia, and Virgin Atlantic, along with partners are also offering some great fares in specific markets. Who knows how long these deals will stick around. We're already starting to see prices jump on certain booking sites so I'd suggest booking right away if you see something you like.
- Travel Period: Most routes January through May then again from mid-August onward. IAH and DEN flights just January and February.
- Travel Days of the Week: Travel to Europe Sundays through Wednesdays, returning from Europe Tuesdays through Fridays. A few routes may have the same or similar low fares for travel on other days of the week.
- Blackout Dates: Peak summer dates in June and July.
- Minimum Stay: A Saturday night stay is required.
Some itineraries may be available with a nonstop flight on one leg of the journey for these reduced rates.
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.
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 may be 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. Main Cabin Economy fares include advanced seat assignments.
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Upgrading to Main Cabin Economy will cost an additional $120-$180 on most routes. Certain travel dates and/or routes may be much more to upgrade. This type of fare will include one free checked bag, seat selection, and are eligible for ticket changes (fee applies)/upgrades.
As an example, I found a flight departing Chicago ORD on Monday, August 10, with a return flight from Rome FCO on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, for $334 roundtrip, a primo price for peak August travel!