Jul022016

UA/DL/AA/FI Washington IAD $443 to Paris and 6 other cities in $500s

Washington, Chicago, New York and Miami have been loaded with low fare deals this past month. Icelandair (FI) has $444 to Paris with an option for free stopover in Iceland. KLM will fly you to Amsterdam nonstop for $507 round trip. United will fly you nonstop to Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt and Zurich in the low to mid $500s. American and Delta have competitive prices to United and each other for all these cities, including Manchester, seemingly the new low fare airport for flights to the UK based on all the deals there this past month. Munich is also in the $500s, but only for trips after Oktoberfest beer season. You know though, they sell cheap beer in Germany all year round.

Paris

Icelandair has the lowest fares to Paris in the $440s round trip for a few September and October departures. Amazing they have any seats left after a month of discounts from across the USA. They fly out of Washington Dulles to Reykjavik KEF and then to many European mainland destinations and the UK. You can book a stopover flight online through their website for a stay in Reykjavik on either outbound or inbound. Seat and two checked bags and carry-on are free too. They are often a far cheaper option than Norwegian and WOW, low cost airlines which charge for seats and checked bags and Icelandair fares tend to be lower than the major alliance airlines.

Departures: September and October have a few dates in the $400s for trips from 4 days or longer.

Icelandair  Washington IAD – Reykjavik, Iceland KEF – Paris CDG (Priceline ticket shown for better display purposes only)

$442.56 round trip Saturday Oct 1 – Friday October 7

IAD-CDG $442 FI Oct1-7

This itinerary has an 8 hour layover in Iceland on outbound, which makes this one a good candidate for adding a stopover if you want to make the trip longer.

Icelandair Washington IAD – Reykjavik KEF (2 day stopover) – Paris CDG – KEF – IAD

$455.38 round trip  Sep 29 – Oct 2 (2 nights in Iceland) – Oct 7

IAD-CDG $455 FI stopover Sep29-Oct7

Major Alliance Airlines to Paris $607 – $657

Low fare departure dates

Oneworld: $657 Oct 21 – 29 only

SkyTeam: $607 – $611 Sep 30 – Oct 19

Star Alliance: $646 Oct 21 – 29; $648 – $669 Nov 3 – Dec 15  most dates

Amsterdam, Netherlands $506 – $521

Icelandair $520

American $521 few dates in October

Delta/KLM $506 – $511 nonstop Sep 30 – Oct 20

United $506 nonstop Sep 30 – Oct 20

Frankfurt, Germany $547 – $562

American $559 Oct 1 – Oct 20; $615 Nov 1 – Dec 6

Delta $562 Oct 1 – Oct 20; $618 Nov 1 – Dec 15

United/Lufthansa $547 Sep 30 – Oct 20; $604 Oct 29 – Dec 15

Munich, Germany $596 – $610

American $610 Oct 30 – Dec 4

Delta $610 Oct 30 – Dec 7

United $596 Oct 30 – Dec 15

Zurich, Switzerland $541 – $555

American $555 Oct 1 – Oct 20

Delta $555 Sep 30 – Oct 20

United $541 Sep 30 – Oct 20

Manchester, United Kingdom

American $580 – $591 Oct 1 – Dec 13

Delta $580 – $586 Sep 30 – Dec 15

United $524 – $586 Sep 30 – Dec 15

Brussels, Belgium

American $597 – $659 Sep 30 – Dec 15 (few dates at $597, most low fares $622)

Delta $564 – $589 Sep 30 – Dec 15 (lowest fares late Oct-Dec)

United $550 – $574 Sep 30 – Dec 15 (lowest fares late Oct-Dec)

Delta Airlines Washington IAD – Amsterdam

$505.86  Tue Oct 4 – Tue Oct 11

IAD-AMS $507 nonstop DL Oct 4-11

United Airlines Baltimore BWI – Manchester MAN

$523.06  Sat Oct 8 – Sun Oct 16

BWI-MAN $523 UA Oct 8-16

American Airlines  Washington DCA – Frankfurt, Germany FRA

$559.66  Mon Oct 3 – Sun Oct 9

DCA-FRA $560 AA Oct 3-9

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