There is an outlier in European low fares happening today from Los Angeles to Belgrade, Serbia. Lufthansa and Swiss offer April and May departures starting around $768. Skyteam with Air France and Delta weigh in with a similar fare. Flights for LAX-BEG hover around $800 most of April and until May 11, then fares rise by $200 or more.
San Francisco to Belgrade BEG low fare is around $838 flying Swiss, Lufthansa and United.
This Belgrade airfare is a treat for eastern Europe as a destination flying western European airlines. Most of the lowest fares found for eastern Europe tend to be on Aeroflot flights routing through Moscow.
There are good routings from Los Angeles to Belgrade flying outbound on Lufthansa with the lowest $768 fare, but the inbound can mean routing back to Los Angeles via Canada with Swiss to Montreal and Air Canada back to LAX.
Better routings with Lufthansa and Swiss Airlines are available for $10 more.
Star Alliance flights $777.90 Lufthansa and Swiss,
bookable on United website.
Monday April 27: Lufthansa A340-600 (outbound) LAX-Munich, Germany
Tuesday, April 28: Lufthansa Cityline Embraer ERJ-195 MUC-Belgrade BEG, Serbia
Wednesday, May 6:
- Swiss BEG-ZRH A320 aircraft
- Swiss Zurich ZRH – San Francisco SFO A340-300 aircraft
- United Express SFO-LAX
This is a good Star Alliance itinerary at $778 Los Angeles to Belgrade, Serbia and bookable on United.com. There are several dates at this price flying Lufthansa and Swiss operated flight segments.
Skyteam Alliance has similar LAX-BEG fares at about $25 more with multiple routings available. Many routings are via east coast airports. I favor direct California-Europe nonstops myself. There are routings with flights on KLM via Amsterdam or Air France via Paris and connecting to Air Serbia for the intra-Europe Belgrade flight. Alitalia is an east coast connection for Alitalia to Rome and Alitalia operates a flight between Rome FCO and Belgrade.
These tickets are not bookable online and may require a $25 phone reservation surcharge to book Skyteam flights.
What I like about this Alitalia itinerary below is an overnight transit stop of 20.5 hours in Rome, Italy on the return. That is a good opportunity for additional touring at little additional cost.
Los Angeles LAX – Belgrade, Serbia BEG Alitalia overnight in Rome $803
Belgrade, Serbia and Rome for $803 sounds appealing.
I could not get this routing to load on Alitalia website. The ticketing may need to be a phone reservation. You can book other routings directly through Alitalia website.
Belgrade is a city I have never researched as a tourist destination, although I am of the age that I remember the televised Balkans wars of the 1990s.