Jun122016

AA/DL/UA Europe deals Baltimore BWI and Washington DCA: Paris $460 UA, Madrid $546 DL, London $562 AA

My articles these past three days on low fares to Europe in the $400s to Paris from the legacy carriers American, Delta and United focused on fares from Washington IAD, yet there are similar fares to many airports in Europe from Baltimore BWI and Washington national DCA. These low fares, like BWI-Paris at $451 round trip probably will end today when Icelandair’s 96-hour Sale to Europe ends at midnight Sunday June 12 Pacific time.

Icelandair put Paris, London, Munich, Frankfurt, Brussels and Copenhagen on sale from Boston, New York, Washington IAD, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver and Seattle. These are the primary airports where we have seen the very low fares to Europe since Thursday for fall and winter 2017 travel. Icelandair’s sale is only for Sep 15-Dec 15. The big three airlines have some routes limited to these same dates, yet other routes are on sale all the way through April 2017. And other cities like Zurich, Amsterdam, Manchester and Birmingham are also available at low fares from these USA airports.

Icelandair flies out of Washington IAD, so fares to Paris, London, Germany are slightly lower from IAD than BWI and DCA. The fare difference may be so slight, $5 to $20 more per ticket from BWI/DCA on most routes, that BWI/DCA is the better choice for convenience. Another aspect of BWI/DCA is many of these flights are connecting flights to another US airport for transatlantic flight. This means your flight can be routed for a longer itinerary in flight miles if you want to maximize miles flown or want more alternatives to IAD for flight itineraries. IAD has more direct flights where your first flight is the transatlantic flight.

Baltimore BWI/ Washington National DCA Europe fares Sep – Dec

Belgium/Netherlands

BWI/DCA – Amsterdam $586 Delta

BWI/DCA – Amsterdam $590 United/Air Canada

BWI/DCA – Brussels BRU $555 United

BWI/DCA – Brussels BRU $565 Delta

France

BWI – Paris CDG $444 Air Canada

DCA – Paris CDG $456 American

BWI – Paris CDG $460 United

BWI/DCA – Paris CDG $459 Delta ($444 from IAD)

BWI/DCA – Paris ORY $456 Delta (connects to Air France JFK-ORY flight;

Other cities in France in $500s with Delta/Air France: Montpellier $513, Nantes NTE $514, Nice NCE $556, Bordeaux $567, Lyon LYS $571, Poitiers PISToulouse TLS $597).

United Kingdom/Ireland

BWI/DCA – London LHR $555 United (Air Canada flights)

DCA – London LGW $562 American

BWI/DCA – London LHR $604 Delta

BWI/DCA – Manchester MAN $595 Delta

BWI/DCA – Dublin DUB $553 Delta

Germany

BWI/DCA – Munich $581 United

BWI/DCA – Munich MUC $592 Delta

DCA – Munich $592 American

BWI/DCA – Frankfurt $584 United

DCA – Frankfurt $596 American ( I do not see many low fares with American from BWI, but there are deals to Germany from Washington DCA airport, in addition to Dulles IAD.

BWI/DCA – Frankfurt $599 Delta

Spain

BWI/DCA – Madrid $555 Delta

BWI/DCA – Barcelona BCN $639 Delta

Italy

BWI/DCA – Rome FCO $589 Delta

BWI/DCA – Florence FLR $580 Delta

Switzerland

DCA – Zurich ZRH $607 American

BWI/DCA – Zurich $607 Delta

BWI/DCA – Zurich $593 United

American Airlines Washington DCA – London LGW

$561.96 Saturday Oct 1 – Sunday October 8

DCA-LGW $562 AA Oct 1-10

Mileage Run fares to Europe

While researching this piece I came across another aspect of these fares from Washington DC, New York and Chicago. If you book tickets with a two day return, the price on many of these routes drops into the $400s. In fact, much of Europe is accessible for round trip ticket prices in the $400s, especially with Delta and to some extent United. American is not really competing on these mileage run fares. Paris does not drop to $300s.

One aspect of these fares to point out for mileage runners is many Delta routes are about $100 lower if you have a two day return. For example, the fare to Venice VCE drops to $457 for a Friday departure and Saturday or Sunday return compared to $660 for a Monday return. This mileage run tip is a preview of my next article coming up on Loyalty Traveler.

Other Icelandair 96-Hour Fare War posts on Loyalty Traveler

Minneapolis to Europe low American, Delta and United fares for fall travel $483-$695

London on sale $500s AA, DL, UA from NYC, IAD, ORD Sep-April, even Xmas

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

Fare Alert AA, DL, UA $444 Washington IAD/EWR/ORD to Paris CDG Sep-April

Delta and United Europe deals from SEA, PDX DEN, MCO, MSP Icelandair airports

Icelandair Boston to Paris $435, London $490 with free Iceland stopover and low United fares to Germany

Icelandair $377 USD Toronto to Paris round trip with free stopover in Iceland

United and Delta fare war New York to Europe routes under $600 round trip

UA/DL/AA Chicago to Europe $494-$641 Sep-Dec, Icelandair ORD London LGW $491

DL-UA-FI Washington IAD to Europe many $500s airfare deals

DL/UA $444 Washington to Paris, New York $488 Sep 15-Dec 15 all dates

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

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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