Fares from LAX and SFO to several airports in Denmark, Norway and Sweden are the lowest fares to Europe once again. Delta and KLM have lowest fares at $630 to $640 round trip. Oneworld fares with American, British Airways and US Airways are $30 to $40 higher at about $680 round trip. Some dates offer best deal flying Norwegian Airlines, even with extra bag fees.
These California to Scandinavia fares are available for departures from next week through mid-May 2016 to many airports.
- Copenhagen CPH (all three alliances)
- Billund BLL
- Aalborg AAL
- Aarhus AAR (cited as happiest city on the planet)
- Oslo OSL
- Bergen BGO
- Stavanger SVG
- Trondheim TRD (Skyteam)
- Alesund AES (Skyteam)
- Kristiansand KRS (Skyteam)
- Stockholm ARN
- Gothenburg GOT
Christmas Travel Savings
The real deal here is Oneworld Alliance offers fares to many of these Scandinavian airports for under $700 during Christmas week from LAX. London is around $900 flying Virgin Atlantic round trip from LAX during the Christmas/New Year holiday, but most destinations in Europe are $1,200 to $1,400 round trip during the holiday weeks.
A flight to Copenhagen, Oslo or Stockholm is around $700 flying Oneworld Alliance. Dozens of airports around Europe can be ticketed for $100 to $200 round trip from these cities during the December holiday weeks. $800 to $900 for Amsterdam, Frankfurt, or Paris is a far lower price than direct ticketing to these airports.
Copenhagen round trip fares Dec 22- Dec 30
- Berlin $103 (Air Berlin)
- London $109 (EasyJet); $154 (BA)
- Amsterdam $115 (KLM)
- Dublin $116 (Ryanair)
- Budapest $121 (Ryanair)
- Paris $139 (EasyJet); $198 (Air France)
- Nice $184 (KLM)
- Frankfurt or Munich $218 (Lufthansa)
These are examples of round trip fares from Copenhagen for set dates. Lower fares are available to many of these cities by shifting dates. There might be lower fares from Oslo or Stockholm to some of these cities. For example, Oslo to Frankfurt is $178 flying KLM via Amsterdam on these same dates.
American Airlines Los Angeles – London LHR – Oslo OSL
$682.80 Tuesday December 22 – Wednesday December 30
Los Angeles LAX – Oslo OSL – Paris ORY
American, British Airways and Norwegian (two separate tickets)
$882 round trip December 22-30.
Match the American Airlines ticket with a Norwegian Airlines $199 round trip ticket Oslo to Paris Orly for a total ticket price of $882 round trip LAX to Paris during Christmas holidays.
Flying to Scandinavia and ticketing your desired European airport destination from there can be big savings, if you have more time than money for December holiday season travel to Europe.
Air France Los Angeles LAX – Paris CDG nonstop flights
$1,494 Tuesday Dec 22 – Wednesday Dec 30