I’m in Hawaii, which is possibly the worst time zone on the planet for keeping up with the news, but it appears Delta, Air France, and KLM are running an “attack sale” from United hub cities.
Via The Flight Deal, the cheapest fares are from United hub cities, and there are economy tickets for $300 — $700 round trip from:
- San Francisco
- Washington DC
Fares to St Petersburg, Russia have been filed at $1 plus tax, so I would not expect this to last through the day. Other cities in Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa are less than $700 round-trip, which is just a phenomenal price.
I’ll never understand airline fare wars, because it seems like both airlines ultimately lose, but United has responded by offering similar fares from Delta hubs:
- Salt Lake City
Flights to Copenhagen are under $700 on many dates
Finding these fares
The best option is to search on ITA Matrix for the exact flights you’re interested in, then book directly via the airline websites. You can also book using an online travel agent like Orbitz or Priceline.
Granted that particular fare is to Russia in winter, but there are many other great deals.
If this were an American fare I’d jump on this, as Executive Platinums receive eight systemwide upgrades which are valid even on deep-discount economy fares. As it is, that’s a long way in economy, so I’ll personally be passing on this.
For those looking for cheap flights to Europe, this is an absolute steal though!
Is anyone taking advantage of this? Where are you headed?