Chicago stands out today with fares in the $500s and low $600s to dozens of cities across Europe, except Spain and Portugal. Similar fares are found from Washington and New York area airports, but Chicago seems to have more deals to airports across France, Italy, Germany, UK, Benelux and much of eastern Europe with different alliance partners tending to offer lowest fares to their member home bases. This means SkyTeam for France and Italy, Star Alliance to Germany and Greece, Oneworld to UK.
Sample Fares from Chicago to Europe SkyTeam
Most low fares are within Sep 19 – Oct 20 period
$644 – $669 KLM ORD – FCO Rome Sep 19 – Oct 20 (about 20 dates).
$647 – $671 KLM ORD – MLA Malta Sep 19 – Oct 20 (about 25 dates).
$630 – $662
- $659 Paris
- $646 Nantes
- $641 Bordeaux
- $647 Lyon
- $637 Nice
- $642 Toulouse
- $657 Marseille
- $663 Rennes
- Luxembourg City $624
- Amsterdam $502
- Brussels $584
- Geneva $654
- Zurich $654
- Hamburg $670
Google Flights Star Alliance Chicago – Europe Oct 3-11
There are so many cities that I will not estimates of low fare include departure date. Fares shown are sampled from Oct 6-14 and probably within $20 of lowest fares available. Fares are not included to Scandinavia regularly on sale and some eastern European airports have low fares not shown.
United Kingdom Star Alliance
- $577 London LHR (UA nonstop).
Switzerland/Germany Star Alliance
- $553 Munich (UA nonstop).
- $566 Frankfurt (UA nonstop).
Benelux Star Alliance
Amsterdam $467 (UA nonstop).
Brussels $524 (UA nonstop).
France Star Alliance
Paris $502 (UA nonstop).
Greece / Eastern Europe Star Alliance
Oneworld Fares (not many so not separated by country)
Other cities in Poland and Scandinavia $628 – $654