American August fare SFO to Geneva $416, Munich $464

American Airlines has SFO to Geneva at $416 round trip for summer departures starting early August using Finnair’s nonstop flight to Helsinki for a one-stop itinerary to Switzerland. Return flights are via a short flight to Madrid and Iberia nonstop to SFO. Surprisingly, these low fares are primarily only for August travel.

Itineraries I saw force an overnight in Helsinki on a 17 hour or so layover. Helsinki has easy airport transportation to city center if you want a quick visit in spite of jet lag. Helsinki hotel pries are more affordable than the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Lake Geneva and Swiss Alps seen from InterContinental Geneva – October 2015.


American Airlines ticket $415.81 round trip 

San Francisco SFO – Helsinki, Finland HEL – Geneva, Switzerland GVA – Madrid, Spain – SFO

Tue Aug 7 – Wed Aug 22, 2018

Munich $464 round trip in August

A similar routing is available via Finnair and Iberia for Munich for about $485 round trip or an even cheaper $464 ticket is available for San Francisco-Munich with one stop flights via Philadelphia.

American Airlines ticket $463.87 round trip 

San Francisco SFO – Philadelphia PHL – Munich, Germany MUC – Philadelphia – SFO

Tue August 7 – Wed August 22

$464 ticket prices show up on many dates in August on Google Flights, however, I was unable to find a direct link for booking these American Airlines operated flights. search pulled up $464 round trip tickets through Finnair, Iberia and British Airways codeshares for these AA flights.

As an aside, I have been reading about Bavaria and planning out travel routes for this summer along the Danube River of Germany and the Romantic Road route for historic towns of Bavaria. I will be arriving in Vienna and still trying to map out an itinerary for places to visit. As always, so many choices to make for so little time in Europe.

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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