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Fare War $463-469 PHL to Dublin summer 2017 fare; ORD-DUB $497-$575 Sep-Jun

There was an opportunity yesterday to purchase round trip tickets departing July 2017 on Delta from Philadelphia to Dublin for $347 round trip and $387 round trip from Chicago. This fare had wide open availability from Sep-July at the time I noticed it at 8am Pacific. While the low fare was posted on several blogs, all the articles I read stated the fare was valid to May, but when I checked at 8am, there was availability through the end of schedule with most dates in July 2017 in the $300s round trip. I was in a dead zone in the California hills with no cell phone reception and no social media access. All I managed was a simple comment on the last article posted on Loyalty Traveler around 10am. By the time I was back to my computer to write up this deal at 5pm, it was gone.

Today there is still a deal available from Philadelphia with Delta Airlines for flights as low as $463 round trip on dates from next week to May 2017. United has a deal for summer travel in Ireland for July 2017 as long as you depart by June 30.

Delta Air Lines   Philadelphia PHL – Atlanta ATL – Dublin DUB – New York JFK – PHL

$466.86 round trip  Sun October 9 – Mon October 17

PHL-DUB $467 DL Oct9-17

United Airlines offers flight departures up to June 30, 2017 for under $500 round trip. United Airlines prices tickets to Dublin at $592 on its own website for June 30-July 13, but I found Star Alliance flights for a ticket priced as low as $469 round trip through Momondo.com OTA searches. American Airlines has this route on sale for $641 round trip, another good fare for summer travel.

United Airlines  Philadelphia PHL – Chicago ORD – Dublin DUB – Toronto YYZ – Philadelphia PHL

$468.66  TravelMerry.com OTA ticket   Friday June 30 – Thursday July 13, 2017

PHL-DUB $469 June30-Jul13 OTA UA

United Airlines routes you via Amtrak from Philadelphia to Newark EWR for its summer flight discount for departures up to June 30, 2017. From July 1, the fare rises to $800s – even on Momondo.com searches.

United Airlines  Philadelphia (Amtrak train) – Newark EWR – Dublin DUB – Newark EWR – Philadelphia (Amtrak train)

$591.26 round trip Friday June 30 – Thursday July 13

PHL-DUB $591 UA Jun 30-Jul13

American Airlines  Philadelphia PHL – Charlotte CLT – Dublin DUB – Philadelphia PHL

$640.26 round trip  Friday June 30 – Thursday July 13

PHL-DUB $640 AA Jun30-Jul13

Chicago to Dublin

Chicago still has Delta round trip fares from $497 in October, April and May. American Airlines departures up to June 15 are priced around $574. Star Alliance is also around $560 to $580 up to June 15.

Delta Air Lines  Chicago ORD – New York JFK – Dublin DUB – New York JFK – Chicago ORD

$496.86 round trip  Mon Oct 3 – Mon Oct 17

ORD-DUB $496 DL Oct 3-17

Yesterday’s low fares to Dublin at $387 round trip from Chicago are not even the lowest fares Delta offered this summer. On July 16 Delta had ORD-DUB at $348 round trip and PHL-DUB at $308. But that deal was not offered for July 2017 travel, like it was yesterday.

Loyalty Traveler – Delta Dublin fares $308 BOS/IAD/PHL, $348 ORD, $368 LAX/SFO Sep-Mar (July 16, 2017).

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

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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