May132016

American joins fare war $600s SFO to many European airports

American Airlines shows the first signs of low fares to Europe today with San Francisco to Barcelona at $603 round trip. and other low round trip fares to dozens of cities in Europe, particularly Spain. Fares start at $603 for San Francisco to Barcelona. Fares are $608 and $630 to a variety of airports across Spain and in the low to mid $600s for airports in many countries around Europe.

Departure dates are November 2016 to March 2017. I found some similarly low fares from Monterey, my regional airport south of San Francisco, so this may be a widespread fare sale across the USA, or at least across California.

This is the first deal I have seen from American in today’s fare war between Delta and United Airlines. I see these fares from Monterey and San Francisco, but not LAX at time of posting.

American Airlines San Francisco SFO – Barcelona BCN

$603 Wed Nov 2 – Mon Nov 14, 2016

SFO-BCN Nov2-14 $603 AA

  • Delta $612 SFO – BCN
  • British Airways $631 SFO – BCN

Google Flights San Francisco – Madrid

$608 American Airlines Nov 8 – 17

Google Flights SFO-MAD $608  Nov8-17

Google Flights filtered for OneWorld Alliance Nov 8-17 shows these other low fares

  • San Francisco – Barcelona, Spain BCN $603
  • San Francisco – Palma, Spain PMI $623
  • San Francisco – Milan, Italy MXP $637
  • San Francisco – Zurich, Switzerland $640
  • San Francisco – Porto, Portugal OPO $646
  • San Francisco – Rome, Italy $651
  • San Francisco – Paris, France CDG $658

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

This has been a great Friday the 13th for many flyers. Here are other Loyalty Traveler fare sale posts today.

United Monterey to Paris $666 Nov-March 2017; UA deals many California regional airports to Europe

Delta and United low fare war to Europe today is real deal $300s to $600s round trip

United EWR and ATL to Dublin, Rome, Athens low $532-$696 fares to Europe

Fare Alert SkyTeam Denver, Cleveland, Houston, IAD, SFO to Dublin, Istanbul or Moscow $376 to $518

Fare Alert $376 Delta SFO to Dublin

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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