SFO, SJC, LAX to Rome $402-$499 Sep-April

All three airline alliances have Rome on sale from San Francisco and San Jose airports in mid-to-upper $400s for travel from late September to April 2019. From LAX, Star Alliance prices tickets to Rome mostly in upper $400s, while Norwegian has nonstop flights to Rome as low as $402 round trip with $420s from October to March 2019.

I have noticed this week that many of the ticket prices showing up on Google Flights are not pricing out as shown, often increasing by $50 to $100s more than shown. You might need to play around with dates and flights to find the lower ticket prices in $400s and try OTA sites like and others.

United Airlines Los Angeles LAX – Newark EWR – Rome FCO – Zurich ZRH – LAX

$443.81 round trip Tue Feb 5 – Tue Feb 12

(note: Return flight on Swiss Airlines only earns miles with Miles&More. No Mileage Plus miles.)

Delta Airlines San Jose SJC – LAX – Rome FCO (Alitalia) – Amsterdam AMS (KLM) – Seattle SEA – SJC

$462.01 round trip Sun Oct 7 – Wed Oct 17

If you can travel with only a carry-on bag, then Norwegian has lowest fares at $185 one way from LAX in October.

Norwegian Airlines LAX-Rome FCO one way $184.90 Wed Oct 24

Use miles for the return flight or pay $216.25 through an OTA site or $234.90 through Norwegian.

British Airways AARP discount rates are available too from SJC and SFO.

San Jose SJC – Dallas DFW – Rome FCO – DFW – SJC

$471.74 round trip  Tue Oct 2 – Thu Oct 11


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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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