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Last night my low fare finder BFF @theflightdeal tweeted out some very low fares to Russia, Istanbul, and eventually much of Europe via a fare war between Delta and United. I re-tweeted them last night to make sure you didn’t accidentally miss out, but I didn’t have a chance to write a post until this morning. It seems that the fares are still working as of right now, so hop online and see what you can find if you have a hankering for Russia from abut $300RT, Istanbul from about $400RT, and other European destinations from around $600RT. Poke around The Flight Deal’s blog for more details on many of these fares.
The dates for many of these fares seem to run from mid-January into the spring, with some black out dates around traditional spring break weeks. Expect to find the lowest fares on Delta out of United hubs cities, and on United out of Delta hub cities.
I like to use ITA Matrix to find the cheapest dates using the flexible search calendar. Remember you can purchase and get your money back for 24 hours if you change your mind and decide against something like Russia in the winter. I highly doubt the fares will still be around much longer though, so move quickly if you want in on this round of low fares.
I’m personally passing on this sale, but got in on a similar one a few months ago buy inexpensive economy tickets to Madrid for this coming spring. Sometimes the prices can be so low that using traditional airline miles just doesn’t make sense (though you can always use points like the ones earned by the BarclayCard Arrival to pay for the travel charge on your card)!
Happy fare hunting!