Summer Europe Fare – United – $829: Philadelphia – Madrid, Spain. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good Summer fare to our favorite country in Europe. Good for August travel.

What is our Summer Europe Fare feature? Fares to Europe for Summer travel have been very expensive the past 2 – 3 years. This is our irregular feature of deals to Europe under $1,000 for Summer travel. We usually try to keep it around $800. These fares do not meet our 6 cents per mile criterion.

Gran Via, Madrid, Spain - Photo: Dimitry B, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Gran Via, Madrid, Spain – Photo: Dimitry B, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • August 14th – 21st

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound from August 1st – 30th. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure

How to Search for Availability:

Fare Class:

  • K

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $718


  • PHL – IAD (Washington D.C.) – MAD (Madrid) – IAD- PHL . Some flights might be operated by United partners like Air Canada, Lufthansa, Austrian, Swiss. Avoid those to if you want to earn full mileage with United, but if you do have to take one, the best option would be Air Canada as the segments between Canada and Europe would earn 100% mileage with United.


Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):

  • W Class
  • $1,429


United will be revenue based mileage earning starting March 1st, 2015. Miles will be earn base on elite qualifying dollars multiple by 5 as base level earning and up to 11 for 1K level members. We will be showing the 2015 base mileage earning for all United fares going forward to show how negative the changes are for a majority of United flyers.

  • 2014: 7,852 miles
  • March 1st, 2015:  3,590 miles or a difference of 4,262 miles.

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select United
  • Save $400 off your next travel purchase after signing up for the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®.* Earn 40,000 bonus miles when you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days – that’s enough to redeem for a $400 travel statement credit



For hotel bookings, we recommend that you only book using online travel agencies (, or if it is a non-chain hotel. We don’t want you to miss out on earning rewards with chain hotels.

Car Rentals

Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Euro (EUR). $1US = 0.73 EUR

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:

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