One thing to note is that FAs don’t get paid anything until the doors of the aircraft are closed. All that smiling at you as you board and de-board the plane are “free” to the airline.
The 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.
Watch out — those gondola rides in Venice are EXPENSIVE!
Scott’s Cheap Flights has found round-trip fares as low as $325 from Austin to Bogota (BOG) on American, Delta, Copa, Avianca, Aeromexico and/or United. Some of these may involve 2 or 3 flights each way.
Check your date pair at Google Flights.
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.
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.
As reported by All the Flight Deals, you can fly from Austin to Munich, Germany for $538+ round-trip. These low fares are available for some date pairs in March, April and May.
These fares won’t last long.
The travel blogs are noting lots of very inexpensive airfares from the United States to various European cities.
Scott’s Cheap Flights has an email out this afternoon with flights to Spain (Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Ibiza, Madrid, Mallorca, Santa Cruz Palma, Santiago de Compostela, Tenerife and Valencia) in the $400s round-trip. The airlines with these low fares include American and United, and probably Delta. Austin is not among the listed departure cities, but Atlanta is and you can take Southwest non-stop from Austin to Atlanta (2 daily flights each way). Secret Flying notes that you can fly out of Houston on American.
Icelandair flies from DFW to Iceland and then on to various continental European cities for $300+ r/t (but remember all the fees for “extras”). Million Mile Secrets has a good write-up on this deal. One Mile at a Time notes that Icelandair will even begin flying to Kansas City starting in May! When researching a flight from JFK to LHR recently, I noticed that trip-cancellation insurance added only 2% to the ticket price on Icelandair…that seems like a pretty good deal.
When it comes to inexpensive flying to Europe, these are truly “the good old days.”
Summer flights are also on sale at higher prices.
Found at Dan’s Deals.
UPDATE: Scott’s Cheap Flights finds more dates and more American cities. Search on Momondo.com
This error fare may, or may not, be honored. Travel Feb/Mar, maybe April.
North American cities are Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Washington, D.C.
Airlines are Lufthansa, United and SAS.
See SecretFlying post.
Maybe a mistake fare, maybe a Cyber Monday fare. January to September 2018.
Air France / Delta / United airlines round-trip flights from Austin to Dublin, Ireland. As of 6:48 PM United Airlines has exited the fare sale, and it’s unknown if they will get back in.
I’ve been to Dublin in the winter. While the weather wasn’t ideal, it was only moderately cold…certainly tolerable for most travelers.