Austin to Venice $386 Round-Trip on Air Canada / United

United Airlines AircraftThe airfare deals from the US to Europe just keep coming! Scott’s Cheap Flights has found round-trip tickets from Austin to Venice for as little as $386 in March, April, May, August, September, October, November and December.

These are round-trip fares, not one-way. No bag fees. Check United Airlines website and Google Flights. Other airlines may match, and there are other European destinations with similar fares.

Venice Canal
Venice Canal
Venice Bridge
Venice Bridge

Watch out — those gondola rides in Venice are EXPENSIVE!

Denver & Miami to Brussels Just $315+ Round-Trip

Search Google Flights for the deets on these round-trip fares from some U.S. cities to Brussels, Belgium. The airlines are United, Air Canada (Denver) and TUI fly (Miami).

TUI fly Deutschland” is a German “leisure airline” that flies to 71 destinations.

Manneken Pis Statue
Manneken Pis Statue

Brussels is an interesting destination in itself, the home of the famous Manneken Pis statue. Brussels can also serve as the jumping off point for train or plane travel to other European nations.

Hat tip to email from Scott’s Cheap Flights.

Low Airfares from Houston to Europe on Delta

Scotts Cheap Flights LogoScotts Cheap Flights has found some round-trip airfares from Houston to Europe in the $400 range. Travel up through May 2018, with some also in August 2018. Mostly Delta, some Air France and Air Canada.

European destinations from Houston include Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva and Munich. Of course, you can take a European UCC (Ultra low-cost carrier, like Ryanair or Easy Jet) from any of those cities to wherever you want to go in Europe.Delta Airlines Logo

Other departure cities are also available, including Chicago (take Southwest or American non-stop from Austin to Chicago), Denver, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C.

Austin to Toronto $235-$258 Round-Trip on Air Canada / American / Delta

Canadian FlagIf Austin’s winter weather is a bit too warm for you, you may want to jump on this deal. These low fares are available for certain dates in January and February.

Flights out of Austin have one stop; some flights out of San Antonio are non-stop to Toronto.

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Especially for the Delta flight, you might want to use the airport toilet right before boarding.

Change / Cancellation Fees for Airline Award Ticket Bookings

This is an excellent summary of airline charges for changes and cancellations of award tickets.

Change And Cancellation Fees For Airline Award Tickets

The policies of twelve airlines are examined. The best, with no charge for changes / cancellations, are Korean Air and Southwest.

AAdvantage Gold Card
AAdvantage Gold Card

List of Airline Fees and Policies for Last-Minute Award Bookings

MileValue has compiled a helpful chart of the (often substantial) fees that airlines charge for last-minute bookings using frequent flyer miles and points.

Some airlines, like Air Canada, Alaska Air, British Air and KLM, do not charge a fee.

Others, like American and United, charge $75. Still others, like Delta, JetBlue and Southwest, charge a hidden fee.

The blog post links to a method of avoiding the $75 fee on United.

Photo by Leo Reynolds / Flickr

Boston to Beijing, Just $524 r/t

Fly Air Canada from Boston to Beijing, China, for just $524 round-trip.

You can fly this September to December.

Note that China visits require a visa, unless you will be there less than 72 hours and have a confirmed flight onward to a destination outside mainland China.

China visas are relatively expensive.

USA to Europe: Multiple Departure and Destination Cities, Multiple Airlines, <$600 r/t

Europe is on sale.

Round trip airfare from several US cities to several European cities, on several airlines, can be had for $500 to $600 round-trip.

Still Available! Under ~$600 Round-Trip to Europe From Multiple US Cities!

These low fares typically begin in September 2016 and continue into April 2017. Read the Million Mile Secrets blog post to see how best to find and book them.

Your U.S. Passport is needed to fly to Europe at these low fares.
Your U.S. Passport is needed to fly to Europe at these low fares.