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December 2017 Airfare Deals

Loyalty Traveler December 2017 fare deals.

Sat Dec 9

WOW Air $320 SFO to AMS, ARN, CDG, DUB $90 carry-on bag

Thu Dec 7

San Francisco to Paris $340 Aug-Oct 2018

Wed Dec 6

Expedia San Francisco to Bali $494

Tue Dec 5

BA £994/$1333 round trip Business Class London LGW–Oakland

Mon Dec 4

Lufthansa $290-$349 ARN, CPH, OSL to LAX/SFO and better flights

Star Alliance $436-$536 IAD, JFK, LAX, SFO to Arctic Norway and fjords

Sun Dec 3

Real Deal – Level Airlines $448rt Oakland to Barcelona July 2018

Sat Dec 2

LAX to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore $419-$429 Air China

Fri Dec 1

British Airways New York to Paris $387

United $399 LAX to Copenhagen Jan-May, Aug-Oct

Loyalty Traveler November 2017 fare deals.

Thu Nov 30

Oneworld $557 Chicago to Athens April-May 2018

UA SEA-MUC $407, SEA-FRA $505, AA SEA-ZRH $414

LAX to New Delhi India $440 April-May 2018

Wed Nov 29

SFO to Auckland $760 AA August 2018

Denver Deals UA $347, $380 Brussels, Paris

LAX to Manila, Singapore, Vietnam, Taipei $380-$443

LAX to Phuket Thailand $380 peak season

LAX, SFO to Amsterdam Paris, Rome $443 British Airways AARP

Tue Nov 28

United $430 San Francisco to Paris Spring-Summer 2018

Singapore Airlines $499 LAX-Tokyo NRT nonstop

Mon Nov 27

LAX to Singapore $381 China Southern

Sun Nov 26

Oakland to Barcelona $169 one-way Jan-March 2018

Fri Nov 24

Norwegian OAK-London $140 one way, LAX-Paris $150, LAX-LGW $160

United LAX to Copenhagen $398 Jan-Mar 2018

Loyalty Traveler Airfare Deals

The main development is United Airlines Mileage Plus new partner airline 8,000 mile awards for nonstop flights of 800 miles or less. This new award looks beneficial to me for intra-Europe flight deals.

Loyalty Traveler – Kayak nonstop flights, airlines, distance tool for United 8K awards search

Low cost carrier changes include Icelandair conceding its competitive edge to the major airlines with a new Economy Light low fare. WOW Air gives up its competitive edge with Norwegian by increasingly offering its lowest fares to Europe only as part of a round trip ticket. Eliminating true one way pricing and more restrictive carry-on bag rules gives Norwegian the competitive edge. Plus Norwegian’s planes are so much nicer.

Level Airlines expands its destinations to include Barcelona and Paris.

Frontier Airlines packing for no bag and seat fees

Momondo OTA fares really low, but computer says No!

(Stefan of RapidTravelChai told me he experiences credit card rejection sometimes when trying to buy two tickets from an international online travel agency. I purchased two intra-Europe tickets with no issues from different OTA sites, but struggled to buy two Europe to USA tickets on different Swedish and Danish OTA sites with multiple website credit card rejections.)

Finding and ticketing long overnight layovers at intermediate airports on international tickets

International Ticketing Strategy for transit city long layovers (June 30, 2017).

How to search Momondo for international ticket long layover cities (July 4, 2017).

SJC/SFO-Scandinavia $377-$492 with multiple international city long layovers (July 4, 2017).

Ticketing strategy: long layovers on intra-Europe one-way tickets (July 5, 2017).

San Jose to London $628 with 4 other USA cities long layover ticket (July 7, 2017).

How I avoid low cost airline bag fees (June 22, 2017).

Loyalty Traveler tutorial series:

Kayak nonstop flights, airlines, distance tool for United 8K awards search

United 8,000 miles awards for Croatia and Slovenia

United 8K awards intra-Europe travel possibilities

Icelandair Economy Light fares concede low fare competitive edge to majors

Three reasons I prefer Norwegian to WOW Air

WOW Air lowest one-way fares only for round trip tickets

Blogger Disclosure:

My focus is primarily economy class ticket prices and not aircraft types, routes, premium cabins or award tickets.

I found great value in frequent flyer programs in the 1990s/2000s when I could fly 3 long-haul economy class flights and earn enough miles for a long-haul business class award ticket. The credit card game is a lucrative business, especially for bloggers making affiliate marketing commissions.

I simply don’t want to think about consumerism all the time as a way to earn frequent flyer miles to fly around the world in the front of fancy seat aircraft. There are so many other enjoyable things in life to spend time doing. Being there is more important to me than being luxuriously comfortable getting there. Airfare is cheap these days and it is so much simpler to buy economy and fly economy and save money for the being there part of my trip.

Most of the links for airfare deals on Loyalty Traveler are Google Flights links.

None of the links to Google Flights or any other travel booking sites on Loyalty Traveler blog are affiliate links, so there is no incentive for me to steer readers through any specific booking channels like Momondo.com or Priceline.com. All links provided to airline booking sites are for informational purposes only and are not a Loyalty Traveler endorsement for any airline or online travel agency.

Many of these fares are only available 6 to 18 hours, a few fares last several days. Many of these deals appear, go away within a day and are repeated again within days or a week or two later. This is why I do not mark fares “Expired”. A deal from last week may have expired and be back again when you click on the Google Flights fare links in the article.

 

 

Tue Nov 21

California-Australia-New Zealand 2018 fare deals

Sun Nov 19

All BA gateways $380-$450 USA to Amsterdam, France, Italy

Fri Nov 17

LAX to India $397-$461 Jan-May 2018

Thu Nov 16

WOW LAX to Iceland, WIZZ to Baltics or Poland $300

Oneworld SFO, SJC to Auckland, Sydney $760-$770

Wed Nov 15

Fare Alert USA to Europe $406-$490 London, France, Italy and more

Denver Deals $330 Paris, $352 Amsterdam Jan-May 2018

Tue Nov 14

China Eastern $397 LAX to Phuket, $389 Bangkok Thailand

Oneworld LAX, SFO, SJC to Amsterdam, France, Italy, Germany $400s

Mon Nov 13

Frontier Airlines 99% Flash Sale Nov 13 only

West Coast airports to Beijing, Xi’an under $500, even regional airports

Sun Nov 12

LAX to Hong Kong $472 Nov-May

Aegean Miles+Bonus free 500 miles for app login by Nov 16

Predicting Thursday Nov 16 will be my SJC-AMS ticket purchase date

Sat Nov 11

SJC/SFO to Auckland $623-$629 American and Hawaiian

Thu Nov 9

WOW Air lowest one-way fares only for round trip tickets

Three reasons I prefer Norwegian to WOW Air

Wed Nov 8

BA $357-$401 New York to Athens, Madrid, Paris, Rome Nov-Mar 2018

United SFO to Boston $108.20 each way, Miami $98.20

Thu Nov 2

Oneworld $369-$436 LAX/SFO/SJC to Amsterdam, France, Italy

Tue Oct 31

LAX to Singapore $381-$421 Nov-May China Southern

Sat Oct 28

Fare Alert Delta $357-$407 San Jose SJC to Beijing Nov-May 

LAX to Tokyo $469 AA, DL, UA Nov-Mar

Wed Oct 25

Aug 2018 $414-$514 many cities to France, Italy Oneworld

Tue Oct 24

LAX to Paris $494 Jan 6-May 10 British Airways AARP fare

Mon Oct 23

LAX to Venice, Rome, Milan, Nice $448-$527 BA-AARP

Tue Oct 10

Los Angeles to Hong Kong $428 American nonstop

Wed Oct 4

Air Canada $392 LAX to Copenhagen Nov-Mar

Tue Oct 3

SFO to Bangkok, Manila, Singapore $400s, Sydney $762-847

Mon Oct 2

United LAX to Guam $549 Oct-Apr

Sun Oct 1

Fare Alert Xiamen Airlines LAX to Singapore $430 and many more Asia cities

LAX-Tokyo $486 UA/ANA nonstop Oct-Nov

Oakland to Barcelona $363-$396 Iberia-Level-Norwegian

Fri Sep 29

Star Alliance $394-$420 LAX to Amsterdam, Paris and Rome

Wed Sep 27

Expedia LAX to Delhi, India $442 round trip

Seattle to Munich $446 BA-AARP

Tue Sep 26

LAX, SFO, SJC to Paris $355-$389 BA-AARP tickets

Mon Sep 25

British Airways $364 LAX-Stockholm

Sat Sep 23

United $393 LAX to Kuala Lumpur

Fri Sep 22

AA, DL, UA $384-$435 Denver to Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels

LAX to Hong Kong $385-$443 AA, DL, UA Jan-Mar 2018

Thu Sep 21

LAX to Tokyo $420-$490 Xiamen or Air China

Wed Sep 20

SFO, SJC, LAX to Amsterdam $361 British Airways

Mon  Sep 18

Fare War $335-$363 Denver to Brussels or Amsterdam all alliances

Sun Sep 17

LAX to Rome $512, Paris $558 British Airways

Sat Sep 16

SFO to Amsterdam $508 British Airways AARP discount

Norwegian nonstop LAX to Paris $389, Barcelona $397

Fare Alert Portland PDX to Quito $273 AA

Fri Sep 15

ANA LAX to Hong Kong $446, Kuala Lumpur $477, Vietnam $486

Thu Sep 14

SFO to Quito, Ecuador $444 United Airlines Oct-Apr

Mon Sep 11

Hawaii on sale $179-$199 each way OAK, SFO, SJC to HNL, KOA, LIH, OGG

Sun Sep 10

Air France LAX to Tahiti $991 nonstop

Thu Sep 7

San Francisco to Sydney $697-$714 November China puddle jump flights

Wed Sep 6

SkyTeam $483-$508 SFO to Lisbon, SJC to Porto Oct-March 2018

Tue Sep 5

LAX to New Delhi India $342 Expedia round trip ticket

LAX to CPT or JNB, South Africa $767-$786 round trip Sep-April 2018

Weekend airfare deals still available today to Europe, Asia

Mon Sep 4

Oneworld $392-$430 LAX, SNA, SFO, SJC to Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius

Sun Sep 3

Delta SFO/SJC to Zurich, Munich, Frankfurt, Basel $463-$527

Fare Alert $428 AA Los Angeles to Hong Kong nonstop

Sat Sep 2

Fare Alert California to Germany-Central Europe $360-$450 all alliances many cities

Fri Sep 1

United Business Class Munich-San Francisco $870 round trip

WOW $269rt SFO to London or Paris, $386 with seat and carryon bag

SFO to Frankfurt WOW $100 one-way, $158 seats+carryon Sep-Dec

Thu Aug 31

LAX to Auckland $572 Air China Sep 2017

Wed Aug 30

Are obscure OTA websites safe and reliable for airline ticket purchases?

Tue Aug 29

WOW $69 one way SFO/LAX to ARN, BRU, CPH, DUB, EDI, SXF

Sat Aug 26

New Zealand $727-$808 SFO, SJC, LAX to AKL, CHC, WLG, ZQN and Sydney, all alliances

Fri Aug 25

Star Alliance LAX to Rome $425 Jan-March 2018

Thu Aug 24

Low $400 fares back LAX/SFO/SJC to Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czechia, Poland

LAX to Warsaw Poland $501 LOT nonstop flights Sep-Oct

Wed Aug 23

United LAX to Salzburg $421, SFO to Vienna $431 Sep-Oct 2017

Tue Aug 22

Denver deals $382-$526 Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Paris all alliances

United $508 SFO to Hong Kong nonstop Aug-Dec, AA $523 via LAX

Mon Aug 21

My next trip is Prague, Nice and Plovdiv for $500 airfare

Sun Aug 20

British Airways SFO/SJC/OAK to Budapest or Prague $350-$380

Sat Aug 19

Big fare alert all alliances USA to Germany/Central Europe $300s/$400s Sep-Oct

Fare War LAX, SFO, SJC to Berlin $367 UA, $402 BA Aug-Oct

Fri Aug 18

SAS sale $476-$533 USA to Europe, book by Aug 24

Mon Aug 14

United to Hawaii $362 Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle Aug-June 2018

Sun Aug 13

SkyTeam $504 Oakland to Inverness Scotland, INV-SFO $333

Fri Aug 11

Denver Deals $356-$425 to London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Luxembourg all alliances

LAX-ORD $45 one way, ORD-BOS $45 more low United fares across USA

Wed Aug 9

British Airways San Jose to Oslo $431

Tue Aug 8

SFO to Beijing and Shanghai China $395, many other cities under $500

Mon Aug 7

LAX to Dublin $485-$625 Aegean Star Alliance elite fares

Sat Aug 5

Aegean Silver elite and 17,000 miles to Star Alliance Gold

Article is a progress report for my 2017-18 objective to earn elite status with Aegean Airlines for Star Alliance Gold benefits.

Fri Aug 4

Denver–Benelux Deals $394-$490 Oct-Dec

Seattle to Frankfurt $413-$476 Oct-Dec  (Aug 4, 2017).