Cheap Summer Flights To Europe From Both The East And West Coast

I frequently hear from readers that they don’t hear about enough fare sales from the west coast.  Combine that with the fact that the legacy carriers still represent a better value when it comes to add-on fees and this fare sale checks off a number of boxes readers will be interested in.

oneworld carriers American, British, Iberia and Finnair are all participating in a fare sale that covers a number of major US departure cities and a good cross-section of European destinations.  The fares start at $373 round-trip.  Quoting from The Flight Deal post:

San Francisco [SFO]:

  • Brussels [BRU]
  • Zurich [ZRH]
  • Vienna [VIE]
  • Berlin [TXL]
  • Luxembourg [LUX]

Los Angeles [LAX]:

  • Brussels [BRU]
  • Vienna [VIE]
  • Zurich [ZRH]
  • Luxembourg [LUX]

Newark, Boston, Miami and Philadelphia all have fares available under $400.  These aren’t as low as the sub-$300 fares from a couple of months ago.  But, we’re a lot closer to summer now and I wouldn’t expect to see fares much lower than this on these carriers.  You might see a Norwegian or WOW Air sale pop up.  But, keep in mind that you will definitely pay for everything when flying those low-cost carriers (checked bags, carry-on bags in some cases, seat assignments, etc).  You may be able to avoid all of those fees on a carrier like American Airlines, especially if you have status or carry one of their credit cards.

As a reminder, any flight that originates from or returns to the US comes with a 24-hour guarantee.  Depending on the airline, you can either put the fare on hold for 24 hours or request a refund within 24 hours.  In the case of American Airlines, it’s the ability to request a refund within 24 hours.

That means if you’re on the fence about booking one of these, you really want to consider booking it now and cancelling within 24 hours if you change your mind.  This fare has been around for a while today and I don’t expect it to last much longer.

The Final Two Pennies

Don’t think of a San Francisco to Vienna fare sale as “San Francisco to Vienna”, or any other two city pairs for that matter.  Think of it as “US to Europe”.  Use cheap flights or miles and points to cover that last leg to your dream destination.  Similarly, when fares are this cheap, leverage your points to save on hotel rooms to give yourself a truly affordable trip to Europe.

Cities like Brussels and Berlin are centrally located enough to get to lots of places in Europe.  In less than a 3-hour flight gets you to all kinds of interesting places, like Paris,  Rome, London, Greece, Germany, Amsterdam and a whole lot more great cities.

Cheap Summer Flights to Europe

Paris At Sunset

Happy Hunting!

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2 Comments

  1. what is the cancellation policy on norweigan? they told me that we can cancel up to 30 mins before they leave but will pay a $90 reschedule fee to get another flight we have their econ class tickets

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