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I think it is fair to say that some have become desensitized a bit to European airfare sales in the $400 – $500 per round trip range, but you really shouldn’t be. At least, I shouldn’t be. Being able to fly from somewhere like Houston to Scotland on a full service airline for around $500 per round trip is pretty outstanding, especially if you have a wide range of dates to pick from.
Along those lines, right now you can book round trip tickets from many US cities to many European cities on British Airways or American on dates ranging from mid-August 2017 into May 2018 in the $400’s and $500’s per round trip! One route that I love that is on sale is Houston – Edinburgh on British Airways. I have seen prices like this before, but not very frequently, and I’m sure it won’t last long.
I absolutely adored Edinburgh and that is a really solid price to get there. If you want to mull one of these flights over before committing, I would go through the American website to book so you can put it on hold for free for 24 hours to think about it.
While I am partial to Scotland, this is not the only route on sale. A few other round trip examples include:
- Houston – Milan $438+
- Houston – Amsterdam $431+
- Oakland – London $535+
- Los Angeles – Zurich $450+
- Denver – Munich $487+
- Chicago – Zurich $450+
I could keep going with examples, but honestly you should just pull up Google Flights, SkyScanner, or your flight search page of choice and start playing. With Google Flights you can put in your departure city as the origin and just type in Europe as the destination and see what happens. You seem to need to be there at least a week for these low fares, so keep that in mind when playing with flexible date searches.
As always, if you paid with your favorite card then you could take advantage of the much lower than normal fares while still keeping cash in your pocket by using points at a fixed value to offset the charge.
Anyone lock in a great deal to Europe?
Thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for alerting me to this great European fare sale.
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