This is one of those mornings that picks up my heart rate when I see Los Angeles to Stockholm for $153 round trip with Delta and KLM on Google Flights and San Francisco to Budapest for $265 round trip with Air France and KLM.
London, Amsterdam, Malaga, Spain all under $500 round trip. Sofia, Bulgaria $330; Bucharest, Romania $343; Belgrade, Serbia $352.
Unfortunately, once the Delta-SkyTeam return flights were selected, none of these ticket destinations remained at ultra-low prices. My heart rate settled down when the realization took hold that these mistake fares were simply mistakes on Google Flights. Each of these destinations went up $300 to $500+ in ticket price on the final screen.
Los Angeles LAX to Stockholm ARN $153 round trip on Google Flights today.
So far so good on the $153 KLM-Delta LAX-Stockholm itinerary.
But once the return flight was chosen, the price went up $500.
I checked for the $430 ticket to London. No Go. Then the $340 ticket to Amsterdam. No go. A few more destinations like Belgrade, Bucharest and Budapest. I’ll go winter vacay in the Balkans for $350 round trip!
San Francisco to Budapest $265 round trip is another ‘no go’ fare.
What could have been and what will never be in today’s SkyTeam flight shopping deals.
Even mistake fares are sometimes simply mistakes that get you nowhere.