Delta – $314 – $400: Chicago / Washington D.C. / San Francisco / Denver / Houston / Cleveland – Moscow / St. Petersburg, Russia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Delta is aggressively attacking United’s hubs with very cheap fares to Russia. We found availability from every hub except Newark.

Airport codes from departures:

  • San Francisco [SFO]
  • Chicago [ORD]
  • Washington D.C. [WAS]
  • Cleveland [CLE]
  • Denver [DEN]
  • Houston [IAH]

Destination airport codes:

  • Moscow [SVO]
  • St. Petersburg [SVO]

The basefare on these tickets is $1. You do the math on whether or not these will last.

Update 1/5/2015 @ 7:10PM Eastern – in addition, rest of Europe and Turkey. Also available to Middle East and Africa.

Update 1/6/2015 @ 12:45PM Eastern – St. Petersburg is still pricing at $359, however, Moscow is now $414.

H/T: bsegreto on FT.

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia - Photo: Sergey Rodovnichenko via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia – Photo: Sergey Rodovnichenko via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample to Moscow from San Francisco
  • February 3rd – 12th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from January 12th, 2015 – March 12th or April 20th – May 14th for Sunday through Wednesday departures from the United States and Monday through Thursday departures to the United States with a 7 day minimum say. Must purchase at least 7 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
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: dl dl
    • Destination:  SVO
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: dl dl
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • (For other departures and St. Petersburg, replace SFO and SVO with your departure city and airport code respectively)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay “5-12” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
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Fare Class:

  • V

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $200.20


  • SFO – JFK (New York) – SVO (Moscow) – JFK – SFO. Depending on routing, segments might be operated by KLM, Air France, Alitalia under Delta flight numbers.



  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 14,488 miles or 2.1 cents per mile.
  • Base Redeemable Miles:  1,000 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 Delta



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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – required prior to arrival. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Russian Ruble (RUB) – $1USD = 60.90 RUB

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Comments (3)

  • Roman 9 years ago Reply

    Same fares are published by Air France and KLM. Seem to be selling fast.

  • Mel 9 years ago Reply

    Not finding any fares under $600 from SFO or ORD

  • Brendan 9 years ago Reply

    So depressed! I have been trying to go home to Dublin for almost a year and missed this post. Are there any cheap flights left from CHS to DUB? I tried looking but cannot find anything leaving the US which is a decent price. Thanks!

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