American is once again attacking United’s fares to a few cities in Europe for under $500. This time around, Lisbon is not part of the sale but Brussels is included.
We found availability from:
- San Francisco [SFO] – Zurich [ZRH], Munich [MUC], Frankfurt [FRA], Brussels [BRU]
- Newark [EWR] – Zurich [ZRH], Munich [MUC], Frankfurt [FRA], Brussels [BRU], Vienna [VIE]
- Washington D.C. [WAS] – Zurich [ZRH], Munich [MUC], Frankfurt [FRA], Brussels [BRU], Vienna [VIE]
- Cleveland [CLE] – Zurich [ZRH], Munich [MUC], Frankfurt [FRA], Brussels [BRU], Vienna [VIE]
- Denver [DEN] – Zurich [ZRH], Munich [MUC], Frankfurt [FRA], Brussels [BRU], Vienna [VIE]
- Houston [IAH] – Zurich [ZRH], Munich [MUC], Frankfurt [FRA], Brussels [BRU], Vienna [VIE]
Zurich is $415, Munich in the $450s, Frankfurt and Brussels in the 470s and Vienna is at $490. Berlin [TXL] is also available from San Francisco, Washington D.C., Cleveland, Denver, and Houston for a little over $500.
Update 6/10/2016 @ 9:30PM Eastern – fare gone
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample from Washington D.C. – Zurich
- September 19th – 26th
- Valid for travel on the outbound from September – early December or January, 2017 – April, 2017. Must purchase at least 90 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: WAS
- For availability from other cities, replace WAS with airport code listed above
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: aa+ /f bc=O
- That’s the letter O and not number zero
- Destination: ZRH
- For availability to other cities, replace ZRH with airport code listed above
- Return Advanced Routing Code: aa+ /f bc=O
- (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: WAS
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Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- DCA – JFK (New York) – ZRH (Zurich) – PHL (Philadelphia) – DCA
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 8,262 miles or 5.0 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 8,262 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 1,500 miles (American will be moving to a new mileage earning system on August 1st, 2016. It will be qualifying dollars x 5 for general members and a little more for elite members)
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When I use the advanced routing codes I see cheaper deals but cannot actually book them anywhere… any advice?
@brian – can you provide your dates, departure city and destination so we can take a look?
Sorry fare is dead now. I managed to find it on justfly.com but didnt book it in time.