Aug062016

Fare War Brewing? United/Star $495-$622 Los Angeles to 10 European countries

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.

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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.

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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

Google Flights LAX-Europe Star Nov2-10

United/Star Alliance Low Fare Routes LAX to Europe

Germany

$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.

$657 Stuttgart STR Oct 24 – Dec 14 Lufthansa

$664 – $689 Hamburg HAM Oct 24 – Dec 14

Switzerland

$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

LAX-ZRH $495 LX Nov 6-14

$622 – $647 Geneva GVA Oct 24 – Dec 14 Swiss-UA-AC

France

$633 – $658 Paris CDG Oct 25 – Dec 13

Italy

$618 – $647 Rome FCO Oct 24 – Dec 14

$611 – $637 Milan MXP Oct 25 – Dec 13

$685 – $711 Venice VCE Aug 23 – Oct 19

Spain

$601 Barcelona BCN Oct 24 – Dec 13

$622 Madrid MAD Oct 24 – Dec 13

Portugal

$617 – $642 Lisbon LIS Oct 24 – Dec 12; about 25 departure dates

Ireland

$614 – $639 Dublin DUB Oct 24 – Dec 12

Denmark

$538 – $556 Billund BLL Sep 6 – Dec 1 SAS

$542 – $564 Aarhus AAR  Sep 6 – Dec 4

$565 Aalborg AAL Sep 8 – Dec 3

Belgium

$626 – $651 Brussels BRU Oct 24 – Dec 9

Netherlands

$626 – $651 Amsterdam AMS Oct 25 – Dec 10

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