[FARE GONE] Summer – American – Starting $414: United States – Zurich / Geneva / Munich / Frankfurt / Berlin / Others. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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American and its partners are attacking United’s fares to Star Alliance hubs in Europe for August travel. Here’s what we found:

We found availability from:

  • Washington D.C. – Reagan [DCA]
  • Baltimore [BWI]
  • Boston [BOS]
  • Chicago [ORD]
  • Fort Lauderdale [FLL]
  • Los Angeles [LAX]
  • Miami [MIA]
  • New York – JFK [ JFK]
  • New York – LaGuardia [LGA]
  • Newark [EWR]
  • Portland, Oregon [PDX]
  • San Francisco [SFO]
  • San Jose [SJC]
  • Seattle [SEA]
  • Washington D.C. – Dulles [IAD]
  • Austin [AUS]
  • Birmingham [BHM]
  • Boise [BOI]
  • Buffalo [BUF]
  • Charleston, South Carolina [CHS]
  • Cleveland [CLE]
  • Columbus [CMH]
  • Denver [DEN]
  • Des Moines [DSM]
  • El Paso [ELP]
  • Greensboro, North Carolina [GSO]
  • Houston [IAH]
  • Indianapolis [IND]
  • Jacksonville [JAX]
  • Kansas City [MCI]
  • Las Vegas [LAS]
  • Louisville [SDF]
  • Milwaukee [MKE]
  • Memphis [MEM]
  • Nashville [BNA]
  • New Orleans [MSY]
  • Oklahoma City [OKC]
  • Omaha [OMA]
  • Orlando [MCO]
  • Pittsburgh [PIT]
  • Portland, Maine [PWM]
  • Raleigh / Durham [RDU]
  • Richmond [RIC]
  • Rochester, New York [ROC]
  • St. Louis [STL]
  • San Antonio [SAT]
  • San Diego [SAN]
  • Sacramento [SMF]
  • Spokane [GEG]
  • Syracuse [SYR]
  • Tampa [TPA]
  • Tucson [TUS]
  • Tulsa [TUL]

We did not find any availability from Delta or American hubs. There could be other departure cities, so if we didn’t listed yours, check. It might be available. But it is widely available

We found availability to the following cities with prices starting from::

  • Zurich [ZRH] – $414
  • Geneva [GVA] – $438
  • Munich [MUC] – $464
  • Frankfurt [FRA] – $478
  • Dusseldorf [DUS] – $491
  • Hamburg [HAM] – $498
  • Stuttgart [STR] – $502
  • Berlin [TXL] – $506

Not all destinations are available from every departure city.

Update 5/24/2018 @ 3:40PM Eastern – fare gone

Zurich, Switzerland – Photo: Pedro Szekely via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Washington D.C. – Reagan to Zurich
  • August 14th – 21st
  • This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel in August. A 7 day minimum stay is required. A 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: DCA
      • For availability from other cities, replace DCA with airport code listed above
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
      • Textbox 1: aa+
      • Textbox 2: f bc=O
        • That’s the letter O and not number zero
    • Destination:  ZRH
      • For availability to other destinations, replace ZRH with airport code listed above
    • Return Advanced Routing Code:
      • Textbox 1: aa+
      • Textbox 2: 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)
  • 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.

Fare Class:

  • O

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $301


  • DCA – PHL (Philadelphia) – ZRH (Zurich) – PHL – DCA



  • Miles Flown: 8,262 miles or 5.0 cents per mile

  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 8,262 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 1,505 miles

How to Buy:

  • Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. If Priceline does not auto-price, select “Multi-destination” and enter each segments and dates for those segments as shown on ITA to price.



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1 Comment

  • lax flyer 4 years ago Reply

    Doesn’t appear to be working for LAX?

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