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A good sale to Rome.
Delta introduced Basic Economy fares to European and North African destinations for travel starting April 1st. Delta International Basic Economy fares do not:
- Allow for advance seat assignment
- Include checked bags – they are $45 each way
- Allow for changes
- Allow for cancellations – so if you cancel after the 24 hour risk free period, the Basic Economy version will have no value for future purchase
Air France and KLM Royal Dutch have the same price and same restrictions – however, online travel agencies are not correctly displaying this.
Sample Travel Date:
- May 5th – 12th
- This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
- Valid for travel from late April – May. A 7 day minimum stay is required. Availability is limited. 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:
- This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: WAS
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: DL DL
- Textbox 2: f bc=v
- Destination: FCO
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: DL DL
- Textbox 2: 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)
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- DCA – JFK (New York) – FCO (Rome) – ATL (Atlanta) – DCA
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 10,045 miles or 5.4 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 10,045 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 2,070 miles
How to Buy:
- Book on Delta with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- Select the $454 Basic Economy fare on the search results and you will be presented with the option to the upgrade to the $544 Regular Economy fare with advanced seat assignment and normal size carry-on included.
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