Nov202016

AA/DL/UA San Francisco to Rome $641, Sicily or Sardinia $651-$670

All three major alliances have Rome on sale in the $640s from January to May 10. There are a few secondary airports in the mid-to-upper $600s for destinations like Bari.

Star Alliance also has Palermo, Sicily for $651. I come across few discount airfare deals for Sicily and Sardinia.

Rome FCO

American/oneworld $653 – $694

Delta/SkyTeam $656 – $693

United/Star Alliance $641 – $683

Air Canada  San Francisco SFO – Montreal YUL – Rome FCO – Montreal YUL – SFO

$640.95 round trip  Thursday March 9 – Friday March 17

SFO-FCO $641 AC Mar9-17

Lufthansa Airlines San Francisco SFO – Zurich ZRH – Palermo, Sicily PMO – Munich MUC – San Francisco SFO

$654.78 round trip  Sat May 6 – Sun May 14

SFO-PMO $655 LH May6-14

 

Swiss Airlines  San Francisco SFO – Zurich ZRH – Olbia, Sardinia OLB – Zurich (20 hr overnight transit layover) – SFO

$669.90 USD round trip  Thu May 4 – Sun May 14

SFO-OLB $670 LX May4-14

Sardinia, Italy is the playground of the rich and famous in peak July-August summer yachting season. Hotels, like Costa Smerelda Resort, an SPG category 7 property, is available and a whole lot less pricey in May compared to July.

Cervo Hotel Costa Smerelda Resort, Port Cervo, Sardinia, Italy SPG Category 7

EUR 142/night with breakfast May 8-12 or 30,000 points/reward night.

Costa Smerelda Resort 142 EUR May8-12

Cervo Hotel Costa Smerelda Resort, Port Cervo, Sardinia, Italy SPG Category 7

EUR 360/night with breakfast July 10-14 or 35,000 points/reward night.

Costa Smerelda Resort 350 EUR Jul10-14

 

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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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