Jan142017

Fare War LAX-SFO to Greek Islands $535-$611 Oneworld and Star Alliance May and August

Fare wars seem to be ratcheting up across the USA. LAX and SFO offer discount fares for travel to many airports across Greece, including islands like Santorini, Rhodes, Korfu and others priced from $535 to $611 through online travel agency sites found in Momondo.com and Skyscanner searches.

Low fares are found on dates in May and from early August. There are low fares before May, but many of the Greek island resorts do not operate in winter.

Google Flights is helpful in pinning down dates with fares in the $600 to $690 range and then a search for OTA discount tickets pulls up prices as low as $535 on Star Alliance airlines to $611 for British Airways to Santorini.

Low fare dates in May and August are fairly easy to find from LAX and SFO to airports across Greece and its islands.

Here are some sample fares. I used Google Flights to find dates priced in high $600s and then used Momondo and Skyscanner to find online travel agency sites with tickets priced $100 or more less in the $500s.

British Airways Los Angeles LAX to Santorini, Greece JTR

$594 round trip  August 11 – August 22

LAX-JTR $4594 BA Aug11-22

British Airways Los Angeles LAX to Corfu, Greece CFU

$572 round trip May 4-11

LAX-CFU $572 BA May4-11

Swiss Airlines San Francisco SFO to Heraklion, Crete HER

$598 round trip May 10-21  (Skyscanner ticket price)

SFO-HER $598 LX May10-21

United/Swiss Airlines San Francisco SFO to Heraklion, Crete HER

$559 round trip May 10-21  (Momondo.com ticket price)

SFO-HER $559 Star-Momondo May10-21

Iberia Airlines Los Angeles LAX – Athens ATH

$591 round trip Aug 10-21

LAX-ATH $579 IB Aug 10-21

British Airways Los Angeles LAX to Mykonos, JMK

$587 round trip May 8-19

LAX-JMK $587 BA May10-21

However, shift your dates by a few days earlier and there is a cheaper Star Alliance fare.

United/Swiss Los Angeles LAX to Mykonos JMK

$535 round trip  May 4-14

LAX-JMK $535 Star May4-14



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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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