Over the past month California to Europe summer travel airfare has been offered at low fares around $600 round trip to many cities from many airlines in a trend for cheap summer travel that has not been seen at these prices in at least 15 years. British Airways has another one of these summer flight deals for San Jose to Oslo, Norway at $613 round trip for travel departures as late as early July with a British Airways AARP discount rate that includes one checked bag. Free seat selection available 24 hours before flight.
This same itinerary is available as an American Airlines basic economy ticket for $588 without checked bag.
British Airways AARP member discount ticket
(AARP membership is not age restricted and only costs $16).
San Jose SJC – London LHR – Oslo OSL – Helsinki HEL – Chicago ORD – San Jose SJC
American Airlines Basic Economy ticket is $587.63 round trip for same itinerary without checked bag or $677.63 for Main Cabin Economy with checked bag and seat selection.
British Airways AARP $65 discount on economy tickets explains the difference between the AA Main Cabin Economy fare and BA AARP ticket price.