American Airlines has fares as low as $394 round trip from Stockholm to San Francisco for late March to mid-April departures. Most of March is a little bit higher at $450 round trip. Mid-April to mid-June departures are priced around $550 round trip.
American Airlines Stockholm ARN – London LHR – San Francisco SFO – Los Angeles LAX – London LHR – Stockholm ARN
$395.26 Tuesday April 5 – Tuesday April 12
ARN-LHR-SFO-LAX-LHR-ARN = 12,982 flight miles and 13,149 EQM for AAdvantage elite members with 500-miles minimum for SFO-LAX flight segment.
My thinking is I should have not purchased those $147 one-way Norwegian Air tickets for an April flight from Stockholm to Oakland last month. All these low AA fares originating from Europe have opened up so many mileage run possibilities for AAdvantage members, prior to the shift to revenue based redeemable miles earning later this year. But, at some point a U.S. resident needs to buy a ticket home from Europe to the USA.