Jun122016

Delta/SkyTeam Washington D.C. Mileage Runs, most of Europe in $400s Sep-Dec

Delta/SkyTeam flyers have a great opportunity to pick up mileage run tickets to Europe for end of year travel Sep-Dec 2016. Delta will fly you round trip over the weekend to dozens of cities across Europe with ticket prices in the $400s this fall from Washington D.C., New York and Chicago area airports.

The mileage run deal is you have to book a return ticket over the weekend for two or three days, then fares across Europe drop to the $400s, or low $500s for Chicago. United/Star Alliance also has these mileage run fares to some cities, but nothing like the extensive routes offered at low prices with Delta from Washington IAD/DCA/BWI. American/Oneworld are mostly sitting out these two-day trip discounts.

Hard to say if all these low fares from Delta and United will end at midnight tonight, June 12, when the Icelandair 96-hour sale ends Pacific time?

The deals are widely available today, Sunday June 12, and the hardest part may be deciding the European city or airport where you want to spend the night.

Delta/SkyTeam Mileage Run fares to Europe from WAS (IAD/DCA/BWI)

Since this is a time sensitive purchase, I limit my searches primarily to one weekend Friday Nov 4 – Sunday Nov 6 to show sample round trip ticket prices. Most of these fares are from IAD, but low fares also available from DCA and BWI.

Google Flights fare links were taken between 7:30-8:00am Pacific time Sunday, June 12. If the fares are substantially higher than shown, then the sale is likely over. But check other dates and fare links first. It may be that one date is gone.

France

IAD – Paris CDG United $435

Belgium/Netherlands

IAD – Amsterdam $438 Delta

IAD – Brussels $455 United

United Kingdom

IAD – London LHR $489 United

IAD – London LHR $502 KLM

IAD – Manchester MAN $455 Delta

IAD – Manchester MAN $494 United

IAD – Edinburgh EDI $455 Delta

Germany

IAD – Stuttgart STR $437 Delta

IAD – Frankfurt FRA $449 United

IAD – Munich MUC $455 Delta

IAD – Munich MUC $480 United

Spain/Portugal

IAD – Barcelona BCN $441 Delta

IAD – Lisbon LIS $473 Delta

Italy

IAD – Venice VCE $452 Delta

IAD – Rome FCO $454 Delta

Czech Republic

IAD – Prague PRG $447 Delta

Switzerland

IAD – Zurich ZRH $436 Delta or $477 (24 hours in Paris and day in Zurich)

IAD – Zurich ZRH $494 United

Google Flights Fare Map shows many low fares in $400s from Delta/SkyTeam from BWI/DCA too.

Google Flights BWI-DCA Europe mileage runs DL $400s

These are just samples of the routes available. There are numerous cities in France (Air France) and Italy (Alitalia) in the $400s and several more cities in eastern Europe.

Google Flights Fare Map for United/Star Alliance mileage runs Nov 4-6

Google Flights UA Mileage Runs WAS-Europe $400s Nov4-6

Chicago and New York have more United/Star Alliance mileage run fares to Europe. I will cover Chicago next.

AA/DL/UA Europe deals Baltimore BWI and Washington DCA: Paris $460 UA, Madrid $546 DL, London $562 AA (June 11).

London on sale $500s AA, DL, UA from NYC, IAD, ORD Sep-April, even Xmas (June 11).

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).

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

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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