Mar282014

Aeroflot fall travel LAX-Barcelona $685 LAX-BUD $692 and much of Europe in $700s

Beginning in mid-September Aeroflot offers discount airfares from LAX via Moscow to more than a dozen cities around Europe at under $800 per ticket. There might be better airfare opportunities in the coming months, but that is no guarantee. These are lower airfares to other competitive airlines by several hundred dollars for travel in September and October from the USA to Europe.

For example: Barcelona and Budapest are two locations with airfare under $700 for September travel.

Here is a list of airports in 9 European countries where you can fly Aeroflot for under $800 in September and October. This is just a sample of the Aeroflot destinations on certain dates. Check Google flights and ITA Software Matrix Flight Search for other dates, rates and cities. 

Barcelona, Spain: $685 Los Angeles – Moscow – Barcelona, Spain (BCN) Sun Sep 21 – Tues Sep 30 with 8 hotel nights.

Madrid, Spain: $691 Los Angeles – Moscow – Madrid, Spain (MAD) Wed Oct 22 – Wed Oct 29 with 6 hotel nights.

Budapest, Hungary: $692 Los Angeles – Moscow –Budapest, Hungary (BUD) Sun Sep 21 – Tues Sep 30 with 8 hotel nights.

Krakow, Poland: $720 Los Angeles – Moscow – Krakow, Poland (KRK)  Sun Sep 21 – Tues Sep 30 with 8 hotel nights.

Warsaw, Poland: $724 Los Angeles – Moscow – Warsaw, Poland (WAW)  Sun Sep 21 – Tues Sep 30 with 8 hotel nights.

Geneva, Switzerland: $729 Los Angeles – Moscow –Geneva, Switzerland (GVA) Sun Sep 21 – Tues Sep 30 with 8 hotel nights.

Brussels, Belgium: $743 Los Angeles – Moscow – Brussels, Belgium (BRU) Wed Oct 2- Tues Oct 8 with 5 hotel nights.

Zurich, Switzerland: $745 Los Angeles – Moscow – Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) Sun Sep 21 – Tues Sep 30 with 8 hotel nights.

Budapest, Hungary: $767 Los Angeles – Moscow –Budapest, Hungary (BUD) Sun Sep 14 – Tues Sep 23 with 8 hotel nights.

Sofia, Bulgaria: $777 Los Angeles – Moscow – Sofia, Bulgaria (SOF) Sun Sep 21 – Tues Sep 30 with 8 hotel nights.

Burgas, Bulgaria: $781 Los Angeles – Moscow – Burgas, Bulgaria (SOF) Sun Sep 21 – Tues Sep 30 with 8 hotel nights. Burgas is a Black Sea port.

Prague, Czech Republic: $783 Los Angeles – Moscow – Prague (PRG) Sun Sep 14 – Wed Sep 24 with 9 hotel nights.

Venice, Italy: $784 Los Angeles – Moscow – Venice, Italy (VCE)               Sun Sep 14 – Tues Sep 23 with 8 hotel nights.

Milan, Italy: $792 Los Angeles – Moscow – Milan, Italy (MXP)                      Wed Oct 2- Tues Oct 8 with 5 hotel nights.

Amsterdam, Netherlands: $795 Los Angeles – Moscow – Amsterdam (AMS) Wed Oct 2- Tues Oct 8 with 5 hotel nights.

Rome, Italy: $804 Los Angeles – Moscow – Rome, Italy (FCO)   Sun Sep 21 – Tues Sep 30 with 8 hotel nights.

Athens, Greece: $837 Los Angeles – Moscow – Athens (ATH) Wed Oct 2- Tues Oct 8 with 5 hotel nights. (some dates $763)

Munich, Germany: $848 Los Angeles – Moscow – Munich (MUC)   Sun Sep 14 – Tues Sep 23 with 8 hotel nights.

The United and Delta fare war with Norwegian Airlines offers lower fares to Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and a variety of other cities including $546 for Billund, Denmark (BLL) which is a RyanAir airport for low cost flights all over Europe. Aeroflot offers the ease of one airline ticket with no funky baggage rules.

Delta SFO and FLL to Norway, Sweden, Denmark $463 to $625 for spring/fall travel (March 27, 2014). This Loyalty Traveler article has links to my other posts this week explaining how to use Google Flight Search and ITA Matrix Flight Search to find these low Aeroflot airfares to European cities on other dates.

Overnight in Moscow

Originally I came across these fares a couple days ago while searching LAX to Athens airfare and the ticket price was $763 for October travel.

An interesting aspect of the itinerary was an overnight in Moscow. I read a transit visa is required and available instead of a tourist visa for an overnight stay leaving SVO airport to go into the city.

Anyone have knowledge of the cost of a transit visa for less than 24 hours in Moscow and experience obtaining one for an overnight in Moscow?

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Comments

  1. Interesting. Although holding a US passport, I would be a little wary about passing through Moscow…

  2. Fuck Russia! After what they have done, I won’t support them or their state owned airline.

  3. interesting comments.
    72 hour transit visa free.
    boycotting various arab-state airlines whose goverments are perceived as opressive?
    put an emirates shower on an aeroflot plane and ALL of you would change your tune

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