Many of the extremely low fares around $400 round trip from Washington, New York and Chicago seen over the past two days from American, Delta and United are a reaction to the Icelandair sale. Minneapolis MSP is one of the US airports with low fares to several countries in Europe for travel in Sep-Dec during the Icelandair 96-hour sale to Europe.
Paris, London, Munich, Frankfurt, Brussels and Copenhagen are the primary airports on sale with Icelandair. Fares on AA, DL and UA are higher from Minneapolis than east coast airports, yet still relatively low fares starting around $483 are found to Denmark, Germany, and the UK for travel Sep 15-Dec 15 from Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis MSP Low Fares to Europe
Copenhagen, Denmark CPH
$564 American MSP – Copenhagen CPH (Most dates Sep 9-April)
Billund, Denmark BLL
Munich, Germany MUC
Frankfurt, Germany FRA
$596 American MSP – FRA (Sep 11-Oct 28 only, then $900s)
Birmingham UK BHX
Manchester UK MAN
Brussels, Belgium BRU
Zurich, Switzerland ZRH
Stockholm, Sweden ARN
$634 Delta MSP – ARN (some early August travel dates too)
Icelandair 96-hour sale ends Sunday June 12 midnight PT, so I expect these fares will be gone by Monday, if not sooner.
You might wonder why the legacy airlines care about little Icelandair during this sale. Perhaps it lies in the fact that Icelandair placed London and Paris on sale. AA, DL and UA matched Icelandair in their east coast markets, but from Minneapolis those cities are still over $1,000.
London Gatwick LGW
- $996 United
- $1,068 American
- $1,096 Delta
American Airlines Minneapolis MSP – Philadelphia PHL – Munich MUC
$591.46 Tue Oct 4 – Tue Oct 11
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