Star Alliance carrier Ethiopian Airlines flies nonstop on a Los Angeles to Dublin route three days weekly on Mon, Thu, Sat. There are currently a few dates for April departures with round trip fares at $681. These can be searched on Google Flights, but there are several more low fare dates found searching Ethiopian Airlines website directly with their weekly fare calendar.
These tickets book in Ethiopian Airlines Economy E booking class. Flights operate three days weekly on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
This may not seem like a particularly low fare after last week’s fare war to Dublin with American, Delta and United fares in the $500s from California and many other airports around the USA, even for travel in July 2016.
Summer fare war to Ireland Delta and United $509 to $582 many U.S. hubs (March 31, 2016).
Fare Alert American $581 SFO-DUB in July (Mar 30).
There are two advantages to this Ethiopian fare for United Mileage Plus flyers.
- Ethiopian flies nonstop between Los Angeles and Dublin.
- Ethiopian Airlines economy booking class E earns 50% flight miles in United Airlines Mileage Plus. This is 5,181 redeemable miles for round trip LAX-DUB-LAX. Last week’s $585 round trip fare flying United Airlines on a one-stop to Dublin earned 2,410 redeemable miles at only $482 x 5 miles in United Mileage Plus for the non-elite member. In terms of redeemable miles in Mileage Plus, you earn 2,771 more miles flying Ethiopian Airlines on the LAX route. Several Star Alliance airlines’ frequent flyer programs offer 100% flight miles for Ethiopian E class including Air Canada Aeroplan, Aegean, Avianca, South African, Thai, Turkish Airlines.
Ethiopian Airlines Los Angeles LAX – Dublin DUB, Ireland
$681.38 Saturday April 25 – Saturday May 7
There have been a couple times over the past year when Ethiopian Airlines had one of the best deals to any place in Europe with low-price LAX to Dublin round trip tickets. One of the reasons I chose to write about this fare today is more of an informational reminder that Ethiopian Airlines is an airline to consider for Star Alliance loyalty travelers heading to Dublin, Ireland or simply looking for the cheapest way to travel to Europe. From Dublin, RyanAir will fly you most anywhere in Europe, often for under $100 round trip.
Finnegan’s Pub, Dalkey in South Dublin County is reputed to be a place for Bono of U2 sightings. He was not drinking there during my December 2014 visit.