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Major alliances SFO to London, Paris, Rome $362-$417 Feb-May 2017

As someone who has followed San Francisco fares to Europe closely the past two years, this month has been the best deals month since May 2016 sales.

Here are some of the current airfare deals from San Francisco with major alliance airlines. While WOW to Paris is $400 round trip in Feb and March or $390 round trip to London or Frankfurt and Norwegian fares are $396 round trip to Copenhagen in April and $446 to London LGW in May, this piece covers major alliance airfares.

With ticket prices to London around $500 on major alliance websites and around $400 through online travel agencies, looks to me like many of the low fares to Europe with Star Alliance, SkyTeam and Oneworld Alliance airlines are challenges to WOW and Norwegian Airlines low fare market share for the San Francisco Bay Area.

United Airlines/Lufthansa OTA ticket

San Francisco – London LHR (overnight)Stockholm ARN – Frankfurt (overnight) – San Francisco

$362 round trip TravelMerry.com  Sun Mar 26 – Sun April 2

(I used Google Flights to locate low fare dates, but no direct links to fares from Google Flights).

SFO-ARN $362 UA-ota Mar26-Apr2

American Airlines/British Airways OTA ticket

SFO – London LHR – Rome FCO – Philadelphia PHL – SFO

$403.26 round trip  TravelMerry.com  Thu May 4 – Fri May 12

SFO-FCO $403 AA-ota May4-12

American Airlines/British Airways OTA ticket

SFO – Philadelphia PHL – Paris CDG – London LHR – SFO

$405.76 TravelMerry.com Tue April 25 – Mon May 8

SFO-CDG $406 BA-ota Apr26-May8

Air France ticket SFO – Paris CDG – Copenhagen CPH – Paris CDG – SFO

$417.02 round trip Tue March 28 – Tue April 4

SFO-CPH $417 AF Mar28-Apr4

There are deals to many other cities around Europe. My basic strategy is search Google Flights for low fare dates, then try Momondo.com or SkyScanner.com, especially if Google Flights shows a phone call required to the airline to get the low fare. These low flights usually turn up on at an even lower ticket price through an OTA meta-search on Momondo.com or Skycanner.com.

Loyalty Traveler January 2017 Airfare Deals page.

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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Comments

  1. Great fares, indeed. Thanks!
    Have you booked through some of the OTAs on Momondo? They turn up some sketchy providers with terrible online reviews. I had some problems with one of them (eDreams) myself… I’d rather pay a little extra to book direct.

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