United and Star Alliance post major fare drops down to $495 to Switzerland for nonstop flights to Zurich and $500s to low $600s from Los Angeles LAX to airports around Europe with ticket prices from about Oct 24 to mid-December to Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. Greece, Norway and Sweden are upper $600s. Some cities like Berlin have low fares start for departures as early as later this month.
At this time, 6:30am Pacific Saturday Aug 6, I only see Delta hitting back with fares to several cities in Germany and Switzerland priced in the $500s. I will cover those deals in a separate post.
I expect American to hit back sometime today with lower fares to Spain and probably several other countries too.
8:30am Pacific time Sat Aug 6 Update:
Fare War is on. Low OneWorld and SkyTeam fares.
I posted Delta/SkyTeam low fares in $500s to Germany and Switzerland.
Loyalty Traveler – Fare War Delta/SkyTeam $557-$598 Los Angeles to Germany/Switzerland 9 cities Oct-Dec; $50 more Aug-Oct (Aug 6).
American/Oneworld lowered fares from $1,000+ to $500s in past hour to Germany and Switzerland. I expect this to spread to other countries, especially Spain, but definitely lots of developing activity today to keep an eye on for the European front.
United has fired the first round of a potential fare war from LAX to Europe this weekend.
Google Flights Fare map Los Angeles – Europe filtered for Star Alliance
Nov 2 – Nov 10
United/Star Alliance Low Fare Routes LAX to Europe
$545 Berlin TXL Oct 24 – Dec 14 most dates; Aug 23 – Oct 23 $595 many dates
$547 – $603 Dusseldorf Aug 23 – Dec 15; lowest fares Oct 25 – Dec 15.
$637 – $652 Munich MUC Aug 23 – Dec 14, many dates. lower fares Aug-Oct.
$495 – $521 Zurich ZRH Oct 24 – Dec 14 Swiss Airlines nonstop flights
Swiss Airlines Los Angeles LAX – Zurich ZRH nonstop flights
$495.12 round trip Sun Nov 6 – Mon Nov 14
$622 – $647 Geneva GVA Oct 24 – Dec 14 Swiss-UA-AC
$617 – $642 Lisbon LIS Oct 24 – Dec 12; about 25 departure dates
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