Jun102016

American joins fare war for Icelandair 96 hour sale ending June 12

Icelandair low fares yesterday at Boston, New York, Washington IAD, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver and Seattle to Paris, London, Munich, Frankfurt and Copenhagen were matched by Delta and United. After writing several articles, Google ads today on my computer showed me the likely instigator of this weekend’s fare war with an Icelandair 96-hour fare sale advertisement that started yesterday and ends Sunday June 12.

The major shift in today’s fare war battle is activity from American and Oneworld to match many of the low fares to Europe for Icelandair US airports that Delta and United placed on sale Thursday.

Icelandair 96-hour sale ends midnight PT Sunday, June 12.

Travel valid for Sep 15 – Dec 15, 2016. Icelandair website link.

Icelandair 96-hour sale

The list of articles I posted yesterday on these US Airport fare sales to Europe are at the end of this post. Since yesterday’s articles were all about United and Delta fares, this post focuses on the new aspect of American Airlines fares in the Icelandair airports of Denver, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Seattle and Washington.

American Airlines New York JFK/EWR Low Fares

$470 Newark EWR – Frankfurt FRA (Feb only)

$491 Newark EWR – Paris ORY (Sep-Oct dates only) AA ticket for BA nonstop flights.

$546 Newark EWR – Amsterdam AMS  (Sep-Oct dates only).

$547 Newark EWR – London LGW (April only)

$567 New York JFK – Manchester UK MAN (Sep-Dec dates).

$569 New York JFK – Brussels BRU (Sep-April) AA ticket for Iberia flights.

$592 EWR – Munich MUC (Sep-Oct dates only).

$632 New York JFK – Copenhagen CPH (Finnair)

American Airlines Washington IAD Low Fares

$456 IAD – Paris CDG (April)

$513 IAD – Berlin TXL (Jan-Feb)

$554 IAD – Copenhagen CPH (Dec)

$472 IAD – Brussels BRU (Dec)

$596 IAD – Frankfurt FRA (Sep-Oct, April)

$623 IAD – Munich MUC

EWR-AMS $546 AA Sep

Sale routes are not limited to Icelandair sale cities. AA attack on SkyTeam KLM hub is all part of the battle.

American Airlines Chicago ORD Low Fares

Chicago is an interesting market to revisit after 24 hours since I posted the only low fares available yesterday after Delta and United had lowered fares on the Icelandair routes.

$494 ORD – Paris CDG

$562-$575 ORD – London LHR  (Sep-April)

$592 ORD – Munich MUC (Sep-Oct, April)

$596 ORD – Frankfurt FRA (Sep-Oct, April)

American Airlines Denver DEN Low Fares

$511 DEN – Berlin TXL (Jan)

$692 DEN – Frankfurt FRA (Sep-Apr)

$692 DEN – Munich MUC (Sep-Apr)

$696 DEN – Amsterdam AMS

$764 DEN – London LHR (Sep-Apr)

There were fares to Munich and Frankfurt in the $470s earlier. Watch these fares since lower fares pop up during part of the fare calendar.

Check out these U.S. airports: Denver, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Seattle and Washington for American Airlines low fares to Paris, London, Frankfurt, Munich and Brussels over this weekend. There are good deals to Europe with many airlines during the Icelandair sale.

Fare Alert AA, DL, UA $444 Washington IAD/EWR/ORD to Paris CDG Sep-April (June 10).

Delta and United Europe deals from SEA, PDX DEN, MCO, MSP Icelandair airports (June 10).

Icelandair Boston to Paris $435, London $490 with free Iceland stopover and low United fares to Germany (June 9).

Icelandair $377 USD Toronto to Paris round trip with free stopover in Iceland (June 9).

United and Delta fare war New York to Europe routes under $600 round trip (June 9).

UA/DL/AA Chicago to Europe $494-$641 Sep-Dec, Icelandair ORD London LGW $491 (June 9).

DL-UA-FI Washington IAD to Europe many $500s airfare deals (June 9).

DL/UA $444 Washington to Paris, New York $488 Sep 15-Dec 15 all dates (June 9).

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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 BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. Google Flights fare links were valid at 10:30pm Fri June 10 Pacific time. If several of these links show far higher fares, then the sale is likely over.

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