American and Delta have a raging fare war today with ticket prices from $380 to $450 round trip from dozens of cities across the USA to 9 cities in Europe.
This kind of nationwide sale has only happened about 3 or 4 times in the past year.
American Airlines/Oneworld low fares to:
- Amsterdam AMS,
- Paris CDG,
- Milan MXP,
- Rome FCO
- Venice VCE.
Delta Airlines/SkyTeam responded with low fares to:
- Manchester MAN
- Helsinki HEL,
- Barcelona BCN
- Madrid MAN,
- May 2017,
- September to February 2018.
This sale is so expansive that even my hometown airport of Monterey, California has tickets at $386 round trip to Amsterdam on American Airlines.
I don’t see any low United fares yet. They may be conserving cash for passenger lawsuits.
Sacramento SMF – Seattle SEA – New York JFK – Barcelona BCN – New York JFK – Los Angeles LAX – Sacramento SMF
Monterey MRY – Phoenix PHX – London LHR – Amsterdam AMS – London LHR – Phoenix PHX – Monterey MRY
While there is an AA $386 ticket price routing through Philadephia, I prefer British Airways aircraft and chose this fare to display at $50 more flying BA PHX-LHR.
I did not find low fares from San Francisco SFO, San Jose SJC or Oakland OAK. Low fares are available from many other California airports and dozens of airports across the USA.