Oneworld $365 SFO to Zurich, $400 OAK to Basel Switzerland

Low fares to Europe from Bay Area California airports are abundant today. One example is San Francisco to Zurich, Switzerland ZRH for $365 to $396 round trip for travel with American Airlines and Oneworld Alliance for travel from mid-August to April 2018.

Basel Airport BSL is another airport on sale for high $300s, but watch out for London change of airport itineraries between London Heathrow LHR and London Gatwick LGW, which is a real time-waster.

SkyTeam shows similar low fares on Google Flights, however, I find them re-pricing over $1,000 on Delta. SkyTeam low fares might still be found on OTA sites in searches.

American Airlines ticket San Francisco SFO – New York JFK – Zurich ZRH – JFK – SFO

$363.76 round trip  Mon Oct 16 – Thu Oct 26

SFO-ZRH $364 AA Oct16-26

The itinerary above sucks for long layovers in JFK. There are much better itineraries available for a few dollars more, including British Airways direct SFO to London LHR.

American Airlines  Oakland OAK – Phoenix PHX – London LHR – Basel BSL – London LHR – Phoenix PHX – Oakland OAK

$414.16 round trip  Fri Sep 8 – Fri Sep 15

OAK-BSL $414 AA Sep8-15

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 in 2008.

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