Jun282016

Fare Alert California regional airports $530 Dublin round trip, $600s much of Europe

This is an update on the nationwide fare sale with American, Delta and United to Europe for travel from August through March 2017 that is now going on 48 hours or so. The deal is particularly good for Californians since low fares comparable to LAX and SFO are available from regional airports across the state. In this post I show a survey of fares from 15 California regional airports from San Diego to Arcata/Eureka, Palm Springs to Redding. The lowest fares are to Dublin, Ireland priced at $529 to $535 from more than 15 airports in California. Flights to Amsterdam, London, Madrid, Paris and Rome are only $70 to $100 more.

Loyalty Traveler – AA, DL, UA $500s-600s major USA nationwide to Europe fare sale Aug-Mar 2017 (June 27).

Departure dates begin late August and extend through March 2017 with limited low fare dates from mid-December to early January. Fares rise to more than $1,000 for flights in April. This is more typical of the usual price for most California regional airports to Europe. The big value here is the opportunity to fly from a regional airport at the same ticket price, without the high expense for many of us to travel to Los Angeles LAX and San Francisco SFO for cheaper international flights.

I’ll limit my survey to Dublin, one of the lowest fare cities in this sale and use the dates Tue Oct 4 – Tue Oct 11 for all routes as an example fare. A similar fare is available over dozens of dates between August and March 2017.

Fares checked 6:00pm California Pacific Time, Tue June 28.

To Dublin, Ireland

Palm Springs PSP

$535 Delta PSP Palm Springs

$529.76 American PSP Palm Springs

$567.46 United PSP Palm Springs

The following fares are assumed to be correct too and simply use the Google Flights rounded dollar fare. These fares were checked and all available on aa.com, delta.com and united.com.

San Diego SAN (Google Flights link to search dates Oct 4-11)

  • $529 American
  • $530 Delta
  • $553 United/Air Canada

Santa Ana/Orange County SNA

  • $530 American
  • $535 Delta
  • $549 United/Air Canada

Long Beach LGB (deal not here) upper $700s

Ontario ONT

  • $530 American
  • $535 Delta
  • $568 United/Air Canada

Santa Barbara SBA

  • $564 American
  • $535 United

Santa Maria SMX

  • $535 United

San Luis Obispo SBP

  • $589 United

Monterey MRY

  • $530 American
  • $535 United

San Jose SJC

  • $780 American
  • $785 Delta

San Francisco SFO

  • $609 American
  • $618 Delta
  • $617 United/Air Canada

Fresno FAT

  • $535 American
  • $535 Delta
  • $535 United

Bakersfield BFL

  • $530 America
  • $535 United

Sacramento SMF

  • $530 America
  • $535 Delta
  • $569 United

Santa Rosa STS

  • $535 America
  • $535 Delta

Arcata/Eureka ACV

  • $535 United

Redding RDD

  • $535 United

Reno, Nevada RNO

  • $530 America
  • $535 Delta

PSP-DUB $530 DL

PSP-DUB $530 AA

Madrid, Spain

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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