May012017

American SFO to Vienna $620 August flying Finnair and BA

Fares from SFO/SJC/LAX to Europe are higher on average this first day of May than they were one month ago, which makes $620 round trip in August from SFO to Vienna, Austria look like a good deal today.

Vienna seems to be a regularly high priced destination city in my observations of airfares the past couple years, so a round trip fare in summer close to $600 is actually a low fare on average for this city.

These tickets are $610 to $640 for travel August 14 to October 20 before prices rise to mid $800s and $900s; a more typical airfare for this route.

Flight itineraries I checked offered outbound flights on Finnair from SFO to Helsinki to Vienna. There are options for a 16-hours overnight layover 4pm to 8am or a short under 2-hours layover between Helsinki flights.

American Airlines  San Francisco SFO – Helsinki HEL – Vienna VIE – London LHR – Phoenix PHX – San Francisco SFO

$620.06  Tuesday August 15 – Thursday August 24

SFO-VIE $620 AA Aug15-24

SFO-VIE $620 AAprice

All returns Vienna via London LHR to SFO I saw were British Airways transatlantic flights.

Even lower $597 in Momondo searches returning to San Francisco via Dublin with Aer Lingus.

On Momondo, the price went up to $742 for routing via Helsinki in both directions.

American Airlines ticket  SFO – Helsinki (overnight layover 3:50pm-8:30am) – Vienna – London LHR – San Francisco SFO

$609.96 round trip  Sunday September 3 – Thursday September 14

SFO-VIE $610 Helx AA Sep3-14

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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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