In what is now day four of a winter
sale fare war to Europe, I am looking at Phoenix for the first time. United still seems to be hitting American hub airports hard with low fares in the $600s to many airports across Europe.
American is competing in Phoenix, especially for Spain and London markets. United has several low fares in the $500s and $600s. Between AA and UA flights, there are still ,many airports in Europe priced in the $600s round trip from Phoenix.
Departure dates for these fares are November 2016 to March 2017.
You can even get to London for Christmas for $673 Dec 14-28 round trip with Delta and Virgin Atlantic, if you have a couple weeks for travel. But that is a two-stop itinerary via Salt Lake City and Las Vegas on Delta before the Virgin flight from LAS. British Airways flies nonstop from Phoenix and fares are as low as $695 round trip Dec 14-28 over Christmas.
British Airways Phoenix PHX – London LHR
$694.86 Wednesday December 14 – Wednesday December 28
Here are some other fares from Phoenix showing example airports and low fares for early November and December holiday period travel..
United $523 Dublin DUB Nov 2-9 (AA and DL are over $1,000 round trip in November)
United $623 Amsterdam AMS Nov 2-9
United $656 Paris CDG Nov 2-9
United $668 Venice VCE Nov 2-9
United $674 Nice NCE Nov 2-9
United $674 Edinburgh EDI Nov 2-9
American $657 Warsaw WAW Nov 2-9
United $675 Budapest BUD Nov 2-9
American $690 Prague PRG Nov 2-9
American $699 Budapest BUD Nov 2-9
American $613 Madrid MAD Dec 14-27
Delta $637 Barcelona BCN Dec 14-27
American $644 Barcelona BCN Dec 14-27
United $669 Milan MXP Dec 14-27
American $701 Athens ATH Dec 14-27
United $702 Athens ATH Dec 14-28
American $715 Athens ATH Dec 27 – Jan 4
Air Canada $660 Rome FCO Dec 27 – Jan 4
American $608 Madrid MAD Dec 27 – Jan 4
American $666 Lisbon LIS Dec 27 – Jan 4
These are examples showing the fare war is still on in Phoenix, but waning as the competition between AA, DL and UA is decreasing for markets in Europe.