Mar222016

Fare Alert American Airlines $630 to $690 LAX to Spain-Portugal many airports April-May

American Airlines and Oneworld Alliance partners have a big fare sale from Los Angeles LAX to several airports in Spain and Portugal for departures in April and May 2016 priced from $630 to $699 round trip.

Many of these low fare tickets include Iberia MAD-LAX nonstop from Spain for return flight, marketed as AA codeshare. Other itineraries fly British Airways A380 LHR-LAX as an AA codeshare. BA A380 aircraft is the best economy class flight option in my opinion. I also found some itineraries flying all American Airlines aircraft LAX-MAD and back for SWU potential upgrades.

There are many dates with low fares for April and May departures with numerous low fare return dates available, even in July and August.

Here are some of the deals I found this morning:

  • Los Angeles LAX – Madrid MAD $652.56 Sat May 7 – Sun May 15
  • Los Angeles LAX – La Coruna LCG $659.06 Mon May 9 – Tue May 17
  • Los Angeles LAX – Malaga AGP $672.26 Sun April 24 – Mon May 2
  • Los Angeles LAX – Oporto OPO Portugal $676.86 Mon May 9 – Tue May 17
  • Los Angeles LAX – Tenerife TFN, Canary Islands $684.76 Mon May 9 – Tue May 17
  • Los Angeles LAX – Palma Mallorca PMI $686.86 Mon May 9 – Tue May 17
  • Los Angeles LAX – Bilbao BIO $698.86 Mon May 9 – Tue May 17

NOTE: Barcelona BCN is not included in this sale. I found $31 flights between Madrid and Barcelona on Vueling or $70 with Iberia.

The title ‘Fare Alert’ is one I try to reserve and use sparingly for mistake fares and large fare drops.

Two features make this fare sale a better deal than most fares to Europe right now. Firstly, there are many low fare airport destinations around Spain and Portugal and secondly, the return can be in peak summer season. This is a great deal for an extended stay in Europe with a return in mid-July.

I currently have a ticket to Stockholm in July and no ticket back to California. This fare intrigues me since Portugal and northwestern Spain are two areas of Europe I have not visited and desire to experience.

American Airlines  Los Angeles LAX – Dallas DFW – Madrid MAD

$652.56  Saturday May 7 – Sunday May 15 

LAX-MAD $652 AA May7-15

LAX-DFW-MAD-DFW-LAX = 12,400 flight miles.

Loyalty Traveler curated Airfare Deals and Google Flights and Kayak Explore tutorials.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. Developed a complex itinerary flying to Porto OPO in May, on to Lisbon with RyanAir for 10 EUR and Lisbon to Oslo for $53 on Norwegian Airlines for a $155 flight on Norwegian Air to Oakland OAK. Then I would have returned from Oslo to LAX in July, when I need a ticket home from Europe.

    Low cost AC Hotels by Marriott on four paid nights for $200 would have earned two free nights.

    Went to book and AA low fares to Portugal and Spain gone.

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