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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.