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United $432-$637 Chicago ORD to 18 European countries

The fare war is on in Chicago and United has the most routes at discount prices, just like Los Angeles, attacking SkyTeam in Italy, France. Meanwhile American and Delta are picking their battlegrounds mostly as attacks on Star Alliance hub countries Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Poland. Chicago differs from Los Angeles in that Spain routes are not on sale.

This is a widespread sale by United and Star Alliance carriers covering much of Europe. Notable are the standout countries of UK, Portugal, Spain and Czech Republic. Notable are the number of eastern European countries with low fares including much of the Balkans and Greece.

I covered American Airlines low fares from Chicago ORD to Germany, Scandinavia and Baltics in this previous post.

Loyalty Traveler – American Chicago Fare War $432-$514 summer fares Germany, Scandinavia and Baltics (Aug 6).

Google Flights Chicago – Europe Nov 3-9 Star Alliance

Google Flights ORD-Europe Nov3-9 Star

Austria

$484.50 Vienna VIE Austrian Airlines nonstop Oct 24 – Dec 15

Belgium

$580 – $605 Brussels BRU Oct 25 – Dec 14

Bulgaria

$590 – $632 Sofia SOF Aug 23 – May 15 even Xmas holiday dates

Croatia

$637 Zagreb ZAG Sep 14 – March 29

Denmark

$445 – $468 Copenhagen CPH Oct 25 – Dec 15

France

$507 Paris CDG Sep 18 – Dec 10 LOT Polish via Warsaw

Germany

$497 – $516 Berlin TXL Oct 24 – Dec 13; $545 – $585 Aug 23 – Oct 23

$550 Hamburg HAM Turkish Airlines

$593 – $618 Munich MUC Oct 25 – Dec 13

$603 – $628 Frankfurt FRA Oct 25 – Dec 13

Greece

$550 Athens ATH Turkish (Google Flights does not show Turkish fares on calendar)

$568 Athens ATH Swiss Oct 6 – May 15 (some Christmas holiday dates too).

$621-$651 Thessaloniki SKG

Hungary

$546 – $572 Budapest BUD Aug 22 – May 15, even Christmas holiday dates

Ireland

$557 – $577 Dublin DUB Sep 2 – Oct 31

Italy

$550 Rome FCO Turkish

$583 Rome FCO Air Canada and Star Alliance OTA fares on a few dates

$594 – $598 Milan MXP only few dates in Oct-Dec

$549 Milan MXP Turkish Airlines

Netherlands

$507 Amsterdam AMS Sep 11 – Dec 9 LOT Polish via Warsaw

Norway

$533 – $541 Oslo, OSL Sep 6 – Dec 6

$533 – $546 Bergen BGO Sep 6 – Dec 6

Poland

$612 – $637 Krakow KRK LOT Polish Sep 6 – Oct 24

$622 Warsaw WAW LOT Polish Oct 25 – Dec 7

Romania

$549 Bucharest OTP Turkish Airlines

$574 – $584 Bucharest OTP Aug 21 – Dec 15 United/Swiss/Lufthansa

Serbia

$606 – $658 Belgrade BEG Aug 22 – May 15

Sweden

$432 – $460 Stockholm ARN Aug 23 – Dec 15 most dates

Switzerland

$585 – $657 Zurich ZRH Oct 25 – March 30

$549 Geneva GVA Turkish Airlines

$576 – $607 Geneva GVA Sep 12 – Dec 15

Austrian Airlines  Chicago ORD – Vienna VIE nonstop flights

$484.50 round trip  Thu Nov 3 – Thu Nov 10

ORD-VIE $480 Austrian nonstop

Los Angeles LAX Fare War

Loyalty Traveler – Fare War Brewing? United/Star $495-$622 Los Angeles to 10 European countries (Aug 6).

Loyalty Traveler – Fare War Delta/SkyTeam $557-$598 Los Angeles to Germany/Switzerland 9 cities Oct-Dec; $50 more Aug-Oct (Aug 6).

Loyalty Traveler – AA/Oneworld join fare war $510-$625 LAX to Germany/Switzerland (Aug 6).

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.

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