Really Good European Flight Sale Today!

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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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  1. Yep we did.

    The word of caution is that you have to pay to pick seats on British Airways. So you might want to calculate that in.

    Do you have to do that on American? We tried to book American and then it got routed onto BA instead. Not happy about the extra few hundred we now have to pay for seats.

    • I’ve never had to pay to pick seats on American, although they charge extra for selecting “premium” (exit row, up front, etc.) seats. I found the following on BA’s website regarding families:

      “If you don’t reserve your seats in advance, we’ll do our best to seat your family together a few days before your flight departs. However, the seat selection may be limited at that time and your seats may be split across different rows or the aisle. We will make sure each child under 12 years sits next to an adult from your booking but children over 12 years are booked as an adult in our system and may sit separately.

      Seats are free when you travel with an infant, (under 2 years) who won’t be travelling in a seat of their own. You can choose a seat for you and everyone in your booking, free of charge, as soon as you’ve made your booking (except for bookings of over 9 people).”

      • Thanks for that

        You can choose a seat for you and everyone in your booking, free of charge, as soon as you’ve made your booking

        I am not getting what this means. They do charge to pick seats, why are they saying they don’t?
        So yes I would try and book an American flight.

        I am not sure if I should roll the dice on not paying for seats. I have 5 kids 11 and under. So they all should be sitting by us under those terms.

  2. Prices look good. Does the AARP discount apply here also?
    One big question? How does one upgrade into Business Class after paying these airfares to Europe?
    Meaning can I upgrade with Avios or AA miles, etc.?

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