Fare alert–California regional airports low late August Europe fares

As I study airfares today during day one of a major USA-wide sale by American, Delta and United to Europe-wide destinations, I finally got around to looking at my home base of Monterey, California. Tickets to Europe for travel from late August to March 2017 are on sale today across the USA for about $500 to low $700s. Even better than the fares are the expansive list of routes. The fares are low, but not deeply low for major European airports. The exceptional part of this Europe fare sale is the number of smaller regional airports across Europe on sale from so many smaller regional airports and hubs in the USA with low fares across different alliances.

Fare Alert California Regional Airports big discounts to Europe today

Today is one of those rare days when you can book a ticket to Europe from California regional airports like Monterey, Santa Barbara, Ontario, Santa Ana, Oakland, Sacramento and places for only a few dollars more than LAX and SFO ticket prices. Most of the year a ticket from an airport like Monterey tacks on $100 to $400 to an international ticket to Europe.

Monterey MRY to Paris CDG

$735 American Airlines Oct 4-11 (believe me when I say this is a very low fare from Monterey, probably $250 below average fare.)

$752 United Airlines

MRY-CDG $735 AA Oct4-11

American Airlines out of SFO is $731 round trip on a one-stop via DFW for these same Oct 4-11 dates.

United Airlines has SFO-CDG nonstop Oct 4-11 for $738.

American Airlines  Monterey to Paris CDG

$734.76 October 4-11

MRY-CDG $735 AA Oct4-11 AA

I found several examples where the price from the regional airport like Orange County, Santa Barbara and Monterey was lower than the ticket price out of LAX or SFO.

Cheap August Fares California to Europe

Santa Barbara to Rome

  • United Airlines $722 round trip August 23-31

SBA-BCN $722 UA Aug23-31

Los Angeles to Rome

  • American Airlines $715 round trip August 23-31
  • Air Canada $726

LAX-FCO $715 AA Aug 23-31

Orange County to Dublin, Ireland

  • United Airlines $624 round trip August 23-31
  • Delta Airlines $629
  • American Airlines $629

SNA-DUB $624 Aug 23-31 UA-DL-AA

Los Angeles LAX to Dublin, Ireland

  • United Airlines $702 round trip August 23-31
  • American Airlines $713
  • Delta Air Lines $717

LAX-DUB $701 UA Aug23-31

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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 in 2008.

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  1. LAS-DUB $620 -725 DL Late August limited dates

    I never see DL with cheap flights out of LAS to anywhere


  2. This is one of the most widespread sales I have seen in the past year for Europe. Ranks in top 5.

    Two weeks ago I got excited about fares in the mid-$600s from Monterey to Barcelona in winter.

    Today’s sale from Monterey MRY can put me in Barcelona in August for $722 or Athens for $761 on United.
    Split SPU, Croatia is $766. Those prices are hundreds of dollars below the norm for flights from Monterey at anytime.

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