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 Availability

  • 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.


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Sale Period

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.

Sample Fares

New York-JFK to Paris-CDG $275 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Paris-CDG $282 roundtrip

Boston to Paris-CDG $321 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Barcelona $329 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Athens $334 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Rome $336 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Barcelona $337 roundtrip

Boston to Rome $337 roundtrip

Denver to Madrid $338 roundtrip

Houston-IAH to Madrid $338 roundtrip

San Francisco to Barcelona $343 roundtrip

Denver to Paris-CDG $348 roundtrip

Houston-IAH to Paris-CDG $348 roundtrip

Houston-IAH to Barcelona $353 roundtrip

Los Angeles to London-LHR $353 roundtrip, nonstop

Miami to London-LHR $353 roundtrip, nonstop

Denver to Barcelona $355 roundtrip

Houston-IAH to Amsterdam $358 roundtrip

Denver to Rome $385 roundtrip

Houston-IAH to Rome $385 roundtrip

Denver to Amsterdam $388 roundtrip

Denver to Athens $390 roundtrip

Houston-IAH to Athens $390 roundtrip

Denver to London-LHR $403 roundtrip, nonstop

Houston-IAH to London-LHR $403 roundtrip, nonstop

Los Angeles to Madrid $406 roundtrip

Baggage

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.

Seat Assignments

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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Alternate Fares

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.

Example Booking

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!

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