Delta and American are putting EUROPE on sale!!! Major major sale. We will be updating this post as the day goes on. American is available even out of its own hubs. Delta is not available from its own hubs. To put it in context how broad and deep this is, it is even available from Hawaii on Delta. The only downside for some is the 7 day minimum stay.
Here’s what we found:
- Dublin [DUB] – cheapest. $293 from JFK, $308 from Philly, DC and Boston, $345 from Chicago and Orlando, $368 from SFO/LAX. $520s elsewhere! The sub $400 Dublin fares listed here are all on Delta. $520s are on both American and Delta.
- Shannon [SNN]
- Istanbul [IST]
- Madrid [MAD] – in the $590s from everywhere
- Barcelona [BCN] – in the $590s from everywhere
- Paris [CDG]
- Rome [FCO] – in the $630s
- Munich [MUC]
- London [LHR]
- Lisbon [LIS] – in the $630s
- Prague [PRG] – in the $630s
- Budapest [BUD]
- Athens [ATH] – in the $630s
- There could be others, this is based on our quick check.
Dublin is cheapest, a lot of these are in the 500s from the East Coast and a bit more from the West Coast.
Not all of the above is available from every departure city. This is a NATIONWIDE sale – so it is available from almost every city with service. So check yours.
Priceline cancellation policy is next business day. If you buy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you have until MONDAY at 11:30PM Eastern to cancel. Buy then plan. That’s almost 72 hours to sort out your plans when buying on a Friday at Priceline.
Update 7/18/2016 @ 12:10AM – fares with Delta are gone. Only American left — so basically what’s inexpensive is Barcelona, Madrid in the $590s from everywhere as the least expensive.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample from San Francisco to Dublin
- September 12th – 19th
- Valid for travel on the outbound until from September – early December or January, 2017 – March, 2017 for Sunday through Wednesday departures from the United States and Monday through Thursday departures to the United States. A 7 day minimum stay is required. Must purchase at least 28 days in advance of departure.
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: SFO
- For availability from other cities, replace SFO with your departure city’s airport code
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: dl+ /f bc=v
- For American availability, replace dl+ /f bc=v with aa+ /f bc=O on both the Outbound and Return Advanced Routing Code fields
- Destination: DUB
- For other destinations, replace DUB with cities listed above.
- Return Advanced Routing Code: dl+ /f bc=v
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Departing from: SFO
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- Delta: V
- American: O
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- $267 (Will vary by destination)
- SFO – JFK (New York) – DUB (Dublin) – JFK – SFO
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 11,496 miles or 3.2 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 11,496 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 1,335 miles
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- Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you enter “Delta” or “American” on the Airline textbox under the Advanced Options section of the form.
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