Jun182016

Washington to Europe alliance fares 8 cities under $600 round trip fall travel

Washington has been the hottest battle for low fares with fares dropping to $400s for many cities in Europe for fall travel several times in the past few weeks. The past couple days these sale cities in Europe dropping to $400s only lasts a couple of hours. I analyzed Washington fares less than three hours ago for an article, took a nap, and came back on line to see SecretFlying.com posted WAS-AMS for $435 round trip. That fare was not there when I went to sleep and it is not there now, which means it was available for fewer than three hours. Similar short-lived fares happened yesterday several times.

Icelandair Washington IAD-Amsterdam for as low as $444 round trip and dozens of dates between Sep and November are $500 or less. These brief fare drops from the major alliance airlines are responses to Icelandair low fares, but the Alliance fares are lower to most of the cities listed below.

On the positive side for Washington area flyers are the availability of about a dozen cities today in the $500s round trip for fall travel across the different alliance airlines.

American Airlines/OneWorld fares under $600 from WAS airports (IAD, DCA, BWI)

Amsterdam $546 – $591 (Sep 20 – Oct 28)

London $552 – $579 (Sep 16-Oct 24)

Frankfurt $578 (Sep 16-Oct 27)

Zurich $581 Sep 16 – Oct 28

Manchester $592-$598 (Sep-April many dates)

Delta Airlines/SkyTeam Alliance fares under $600 from WAS airports (IAD, DCA, BWI)

Amsterdam $532 – $546 (Sep 16 – Oct 20)

London $556 – $578 (Sep 16 – Oct 20)

Frankfurt $581 (Sep 16 – Oct 20)

Zurich $581 (Sep 16 – Oct 20)

Brussels $565 – $589 (Sep 16 – Dec 15)

Manchester $592 – $598 (Oct 22 – Dec 15)

Copenhagen $552 – $572 (Few dates Sep-Oct)

$600s to many more cities in France, Italy, Switzerland, Greece

United Airlines/Star Alliance fares under $600 from WAS airports (IAD, DCA, BWI)

Copenhagen $498 – $517 Air Canada (about 10 dates Sep-Oct) (dozens of dates Oct-Dec 15 $562-$595)

Amsterdam $532 – $546 (Sep 16 – Oct 20)

London $544 – $578 (Sep 16 – Oct 20)

Brussels $550 (Oct 21 – Dec 15),  $574 (Sep 16 – Oct 20)

Frankfurt $566  (Sep 16 – Oct 20)

Zurich $566 (Sep 16 – Oct 20)

Stockholm $570 – $592 (Oct – Dec 15 most low fares begin in Oct)

Manchester $580 – $597 (Sep 16 – Dec 15)

Athens $642 – $674 (Aug 23 – Oct 31)

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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