American is once again attacking United’s fares to a few cities in Europe for under $500.
We found availability to:
- Zurich [ZRH] – $438.
- Brussels [BRU] – $477
- Frankfurt [FRA] – $498
Update 6/22/2016 @ 12:13PM Eastern – fare gone
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample from Newark – Zurich
- September 19th – 26th
- Zurich: Valid for travel on the outbound from mid September – October or April, 2017. Must purchase at least 90 days in advance of departure
- Brussels: Valid for travel on the outbound from mid September – early December or January, 2017 – April, 2017. Must purchase at least 90 days in advance of departure
- Frankfurt: Valid for travel on the outbound from mid September – October or 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: EWR
- For Cleveland availability, replace EWR with CLE on the Departing from: field
- 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: EWR
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
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Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- EWR – PHL (Philadelphia) – ZRH (Zurich) – PHL (Philadelphia) – EWR
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 8,180 miles or 5.3 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 8,180 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 1,615 miles
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