United Airlines has dropped fares from San Francisco to Dublin down to $705 to $722 for departures from next Monday into March 2016. Lowest fare tends to be itineraries flying United outbound and Air Canada return.
Turkish Airlines has fares to Dublin as low as $610 round trip via one-stop Istanbul connections. Air Canada has had some low fares lately around $600 round trip via one-stops and sometimes two-stops in Canada. No other airlines outside of Star Alliance have lower fares to Dublin at the time of this post. That may change in the next day or two if another airline decides to compete for Dublin passengers.
Dalkey Island in Bono’s ‘hood south of Dublin.
United Airlines San Francisco SFO – Washington DC IAD – Dublin DUB – Newark EWR – SFO
$720.46 round trip Wed March 2 – Wed March 9
I do not consider United’s $720 to be a particularly low fare for this route, but I do see this fare as an indicator that more low fares are starting to appear for LAX/SFO to Europe routes.
I expect LAX/SFO to Dublin could drop to under $600 round trip for winter travel if this sale is picked up by other airlines and competition on the route heats up. United Airlines and Star Alliance, up to this point, have focused their discount routes on southeastern Europe with Athens, Sofia, Bucharest and Belgrade in the $700s for the past few months. Scandinavian airports like Copenhagen CPH, Stockholm ARN, Gothenburg GOT, Billund BLL DK offering fares in the $600s for round trip flights most of the past year.
Hopefully this is a sign that more Star Alliance low fares will pop up for winter and early spring travel to Europe.
Related Loyalty Traveler articles:
SFO-DUB under $500, SFO-Europe under $750 (Oct 14, 2014)
Finding Dublin Deep in the Heart of Taxes (Oct 16, 2014)
Ireland Trip Report
British Airways LAX-LHR A380-800 in World Traveller Class (Nov 21, 2014)
A day in Athlone, Ireland (Nov 22, 2014)
Irish dancers at Radisson Blu Athlone, Ireland (Nov 23, 2014). Hotel review and this article includes a visit to Sean’s Pub, Ireland’s oldest pub according to Guinness World Records.
Estate Life at Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Dublin (Dec 13, 2014) Hotel Review.
Dublin footsteps of Bono, Michael Collins and Oliver Hardy (Dec 1, 2014) A day hike from Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel in south Dublin along the coast to Dalkey, Ireland.
James Joyce slept here and Ulysses begins here in Sandycove, County Dublin (Dec 2, 2014) Part 2 of coast walk.
Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk in County Wicklow Ireland (Dec 2, 2014) One of Ireland’s most popular coast walks.
Bono and Enya’s neighborhood Killiney, County Dublin (Dec 14, 2014) Photos of the coastal village of Killiney, the so-called Beverly Hills of Ireland.