Delta Airlines dropped fares to $629 round trip from several California and western states airports to Barcelona, Madrid and other destinations in Spain for travel as early as Saturday, August 22 into early December. This appears to be the first real sale to Europe for fall travel on a major US carrier seen this summer.
Fares at $629 round trip are available for departures from these California Airports and other western states locations. There are probably several more airports. These are the ones I checked and found fares at $629 round trip to Spain.
- Las Vegas LAS
- Long Beach LGB
- Los Angeles LAX
- Orange County SNA
- Portland PDX
- Sacramento SMF
- San Diego SAN
- San Jose SJC
- Seattle SEA
- Tucson TUS
- noticeably absent from this list is San Francisco SFO. where fares are over $1,100 round trip.
There are several airports in Spain on sale.
- Barcelona $624
- Madrid $629
- Ibiza $729
Delta Airlines Los Angeles LAX – Barcelona BCN
$624.00 Tuesday, August 25 – Monday, August 31, 2015
Booking Class: Delta Economy X class
Delta Skymiles: Earns 100% MQM; MQD and redeemable miles for $521 base fare at 5x miles for 2,605 redeemable miles for Skymiles base member.
Flight Miles: 12,836 miles LAX-JFK-BCN-ATL-LAX
Flights are primarily Delta Airlines operated, although you can find Air France and KLM flights for transatlantic segments at around $640 to $670 round trip.
Air France Los Angeles LAX – Paris CDG – Barcelona BCN
$668.00 Tuesday October 6 – Wednesday October 14
Booking Class: Air France Economy R
Delta Redeemable Skymiles: 25% redeemable miles on 12,405 flight miles route for 3,101 redeemable miles for Skymiles base member. Earn 500 more miles flying Air France via Paris than Delta operated flights.
Delta Elite Skymiles: Air France R class earns 100% MQM; 5% MQD on a $37 ticket price ($2 MQD credit for USA residents).
Air France Flying Blue Redeemable Miles: Air France R class earns 25% award miles for 3,101 redeemable miles.
Air France Flying Blue Level Miles are elite qualifying miles. 25,000 flight miles needed for Silver Level elite. Leftover Level Miles rollover for the amount you earn this calendar year above your current level. Earn 32,000 miles in 2015 as a Silver elite, you start 2016 with 7,000 Level Miles.
Flight Miles: 12,405 miles LAX- Paris CDG- Barcelona BCN-CDG-LAX
Fall Season Fares to Europe
I see this Delta Airlines fare sale from the western USA to Spain as the first sign of major carrier airfare drops in ticket prices for Europe for fall 2015 travel season.