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Summer fare alert $583 Delta/SkyTeam LAX to Germany or Switzerland May-Aug 2017

Summer fare alert for Delta Airlines and SkyTeam $583 to $640 round trip economy class for Los Angeles LAX to Zurich and several cities in Germany including Berlin, Bremen, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Nuremburg and Stuttgart for travel departures May 16 to August 22. Availability is wide-open, even weekends.

American Airlines and Oneworld have fares to some of these cities priced in low $600s round trip.

LAX – Berlin Sat July 8 – Sun July 16

$592 Delta LAX – Berlin

$641 Air France LAX – Berlin Air France Economy V code

$607 Iberia (oneworld) LAX – Berlin

In this post I show how ticketing Air France $641 earns 43-44% more MQD and Redeemable Miles for $49 more compared to $592 Delta Airlines ticket.

Fares below are for July 8 – July 16 weekend travel. Some destinations have slightly lower fares for weekday travel.

Germany

$642 Bremen BRE Air France

$613 Dusseldorf DUS Delta

$634 Hamburg HAM Air France

$641 Hanover HAJ Air France

$591 Munich MUC Delta

$639 Nuremburg NUE Air France

$590 Stuttgart STR Delta

Switzerland

$589 Zurich ZRH Delta

 

This article also looks at the difference in Delta SkyMiles earned for Delta ticketed flights compared to a SkyTeam partner airline flights.

Delta Airlines  Los Angeles LAX – New York JFK – Berlin TXL – New York JFK – Los Angeles LAX

$591.16 round trip DL Economy V class Sat Jul 8 – Sun Jul 16

LAX-TXL $591 DL-V  Jul8-16

Delta SkyMiles MQM earn table.

Flight Miles: LAX – JFK – TXL – JFK – LAX = 12,885 miles.

MQM: Economy V earns 100% EQM = 12,885 MQM.

MQD:  $445 (base fare)

Redeemable Miles: $445 x 5 miles/$1 = 2,225 RDM + elite bonus miles.

 

Air France  Los Angeles LAX – Paris CDG – Berlin TXL – Paris CDG – Los Angeles LAX

$640.07 round trip Air France Economy V  Sat Jul 8 – Sun Jul 16

LAX-TXL $640 AF Jul8-16

Delta SkyMiles Air France Earn Table.

Flight Miles: LAX – CDG – TXL – CDG – LAX = 12,399 miles.

MQM: Air France Economy V earns 100% MQM = 12,885 MQM.

MQD:  Air France Economy V earns 5% flight miles as MQD = 644 MQD.

Redeemable Miles: 12,885 miles x .25 miles = 3,221 RDM + *elite bonus miles.

*For Alliance partner operated and marketed flights ticketed through partner airline, Medallion Mileage Bonus is based on Base Miles earned: Diamond – 120%; Platinum – 80%; Gold – 60%; Silver – 40%.

Ticketing Air France $640 instead of Delta Airlines $592 earns 644 MQD compared to 445 MQD (44% more MQD) and 3,221 base miles for Air France flights compared to 2,225 base miles for Delta flights (44% more redeemable miles).

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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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