American – Starting $494 (Regular Economy) / $314 (Basic Economy): New York / Boston / Chicago / Dallas / Los Angeles / Miami / San Francisco – Vienna / Frankfurt / Munich / Zurich. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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American and its partners are attacking United’s and its partners fares to their respective European hubs. The regular economy fare is $180 more than the Basic Economy fare. The difference between regular economy and Basic Economy is below:

We found availability from with prices for the Basic Economy fare. The regular economy fare is $180 more.:

  • New York [JFK]
    • Vienna [VIE] – $337
    • Munich [MUC] – $367
    • Frankfurt [FRA] – $362
  • Boston [BOS]
    • Munich [MUC] – $329
    • Frankfurt [FRA] – $332
    • Zurich [ZRH] – $314
  • Miami [MIA]
    • Zurich [ZRH] – $334
    • Munich [MUC] – $391
    • Frankfurt [FRA] – $402
    • Vienna [VIE] – $377
  • Chicago [ORD]
    • Munich [MUC] – $359
    • Frankfurt [FRA] – $374
  • Dallas [DFW]
    • Zurich [ZRH] – $344
  • Los Angeles [LAX]
    • Zurich [ZRH] – $324
    • Munich [MUC] – $391
    • Frankfurt [FRA] – $402
    • Vienna [VIE] – $428
  • San Francisco [SFO]
    • Zurich [ZRH] – $324
    • Munich [MUC] – $351
    • Frankfurt [FRA] – $362
    • Vienna [VIE] – $428

American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia’s regular economy fare with ONE checked luggage and normal size carry-on

American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia Basic Economy / Economy Light fares DO NOT:

  • Allow for advance seat assignment
  • Include checked bags – they are $60 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
  • Most online travel agencies are not properly displaying these fares with American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia as BASIC ECONOMY


Lower Belvedere Palace, Vienna, Austria – Photo: Dennis Jarvis, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from New York to Vienna
  • January 15th – 22nd, 2019
  • 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 from January 2019 – March 2019. A 7 day minimum stay is required. 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
  • 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

Fare Class:

  • $370


  • JFK – MAD (Madrid) – VIE (Vienna) – MAD – JFK



  • Miles Flown: 9,398 miles or 5.5 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 9,398 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 1,850 miles

How to Buy:

  • Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
    • Select the $337 fare in the search results, you’ll be presented with the option to upgrade to a regular fare for $180 more (or $517 total roundtrip). The regular fare with ONE checked bag included.
    • Priceline’s risk free 24 hour cancellation policy here.



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1 Comment

  • Ty Houk 4 years ago Reply

    The Dallas to Zurich fare can be misleading depending on the dates. For some dates you can only find the $344 price if you take a 2 stop trip on one leg. Other dates you can secure that fare with just the one stop in PHL.

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