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Iberia Level Oakland to Barcelona $200 one way July, $358 rt August 2017

Last month start-up airline Level started selling tickets for Oakland to Barcelona new service at $150 one-way. Today, I see there are many dates in July and August at $200 one way. The tricky part is finding your way back inexpensively from Europe to California. Mileage awards are one option, however, there is also a $358 round trip ticket on Level for August travel, if you can stay 12 days or more.

The ticket price can be reduced further if you have Avios points to apply to the ticket price.

Iberia Level  Oakland OAK – Barcelona BCN

$199.10 one way  Sunday Aug 13

OAK-BCN $199 IB Aug13

Iberia Level  Barcelona BCN – Oakland OAK 

148.57 EUR ($157.87) one way  Sunday Aug 27

BCN-OAK 149 EUR IB Aug27

Two separate one way tickets are $40 less than buying a round trip ticket on these dates.

Level is a low cost carrier operated by Oneworld’s Iberia Airlines. There are charges for checked bag and seat assignments.

I detailed Level bag and seat fees in my article last month.

Loyalty Traveler – On the Level $255 round trip Oakland to Barcelona (March 18, 2017).

There have been some really low round trip fares lately at $380 to $450 on major alliance carriers, where checked bag and seat assignment is free.

Still, this is a good deal fare at $358 round trip, if you can travel light and don’t mind settling for an airline assigned middle seat. I traveled 10 days through Iceland, the Baltics and Sweden this month with only one free carry on bag on three different low cost carriers: WOW, Wizz and Norwegian when the weather was cold and I needed lots of clothing. And I only got stuck in the middle seat on one of four flights, sandwiched between two thin European women. I survived the 11-hour long haul flight home from Stockholm to Oakland stuck in the middle seat with a little, but not significant discomfort.

Traveling to warm Spain in August with only one free carry on bag seems like an easy task to me.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. […] Oakland to Barcelona for $358 Round Trip:  You can piece together a couple of one way flights on Level where you could fly from Oakland to Barcelona and back for $358.  Level is a low cost carrier operated by Iberia Airlines.  If you have flexible travel plans and are a light packer, you could certainly save a lot of money with these fares. […]

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