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
$484.50 Vienna VIE Austrian Airlines nonstop Oct 24 – Dec 15
$590 – $632 Sofia SOF Aug 23 – May 15 even Xmas holiday dates
$507 Paris CDG Sep 18 – Dec 10 LOT Polish via Warsaw
$497 – $516 Berlin TXL Oct 24 – Dec 13; $545 – $585 Aug 23 – Oct 23
$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).
$546 – $572 Budapest BUD Aug 22 – May 15, even Christmas holiday dates
$583 Rome FCO Air Canada and Star Alliance OTA fares on a few dates
$594 – $598 Milan MXP only few dates in Oct-Dec
$507 Amsterdam AMS Sep 11 – Dec 9 LOT Polish via Warsaw
$574 – $584 Bucharest OTP Aug 21 – Dec 15 United/Swiss/Lufthansa
$432 – $460 Stockholm ARN Aug 23 – Dec 15 most dates
Austrian Airlines Chicago ORD – Vienna VIE nonstop flights
$484.50 round trip Thu Nov 3 – Thu Nov 10
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 – 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.