Jul082016

AA/UA Chicago fare war $549 Paris, $592 London, $531 Amsterdam, $616 Munich, $625 Frankfurt October

Another sign of an impending fare war comes out of Chicago today with American Airlines attacking SkyTeam and Star Alliance routes to Amsterdam and Paris (Air France/KLM/Delta SkyTeam routes) and Frankfurt and Munich (Lufthansa/United/Star Alliance routes) for limited departure dates from October 6-20. So far there is no response from Delta or United on these routes, but low United fares out of Newark to Europe and low American fares out of Chicago seem to indicate this could be another fare war weekend with the major alliances lowering ticket prices today on prime routes to Europe like London and Paris.

Update Fri July 8, 4:00pm Pacific time: Fare War On. UA beats AA Germany fares. AA drops London, Amsterdam and Paris low fares.

AA raised its fares to London, Paris and Amsterdam. Munich and Frankfurt still at prices shown here. Major change is United matched/beat American Airlines fares with a much longer availability window.  United Airlines nonstop flights are $603 round trip Chicago -Munich and $620 Chicago ORD – Frankfurt Oct 15-Dec 15.

American Airlines adjusted and expanded its low fare departure dates:

AA Chicago – Frankfurt $631 Nov 18 – Dec 15.

AA Chicago Munich $616 Oct 22 – Nov 12.

United $590 – $603 ORD-MUC Oct 15 – Dec 15.

ORD-MUC $603 UA Oct 22-30

United $620 ORD-FRA Oct 15 – Dec 15

ORD-FRA $619 UA Oct 15-23

American $631 ORD-FRA Nov 18-Dec 15 departure dates.

American $618 ORD – Munich Oct 22 – Nov 12

American Airlines Chicago – Europe Low Fares Oct 6-20 departures only

Chicago ORD – Paris CDG $549

Chicago ORD – Amsterdam AMS $531

Chicago ORD – London LHR $592 (AA $611 nonstop flights)

Chicago ORD – Munich MUC $616

Chicago ORD – Frankfurt FRA $625

American Airlines Chicago ORD – Paris CDG (nonstop) – Charlotte CLT – Chicago ORD

$557.56 Sat Oct 8 – Sun Oct 16

ORD-CDG $557 AA Oct8-16

American Airlines Chicago ORD – London LHR – Chicago ORD nonstop flights

$610.56 Sat Oct 8 – Sun Oct 16

ORD-LHR $611 AA nonstop Oct 8-16

American had similar fares on these routes at $40 to $50 lower last Sunday, July 3 and Delta and United were matching. I would not be surprised if DL and UA match these fares or drop them even lower this weekend.

Loyalty Traveler – AA/DL/UA Chicago to Paris $499, Amsterdam $466, London $534, Moscow $481 (Sun July 3).

Loyalty Traveler curated Airfare Deals and Google Flights and Kayak Explore tutorials.

Loyalty Traveler – Hotel Promotions Guide

Hotel loyalty program points and miles promotions for Best Western Rewards, Club Carlson, Choice Privileges, Hilton HHonors, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Rewards, Ritz Carlton Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and Wyndham Rewards.

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.

More articles by Ric Garrido »

Comments

  1. Fare War On. This post was updated to show United lowered fares to Frankfurt and Munich and UA is now lower than American Airlines for Chicago-Germany routes. AA quickly expired their low fares to Amsterdam, London and Paris as the bulk of this fare war to Europe moved into New York airports this afternoon with competitive fares for London, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels between AA, DL and UA.

Comments are closed.