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A good sale to Bilbao
The $603 fare includes advance seat assignment, normal size carry-on and one checked bag.
Delta / Air France / KLM Royal Dutch also have a $493 fare, but it is a Basic Economy fare with restrictions. Delta / Air France / KLM Royal Dutch International Basic Economy 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 displaying Air France / KLM Royal Dutch Basic Economy / Economy Light fares as such.
Here are some practical travel to San Sebastian if you are visiting Bilbao.
Sample Travel Date:
- March 13th – 20th
- 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 until early March or late October – November for Sunday through Wednesday departures and Tuesday through Friday returns. A 7 day minimum stay is required. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 7 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: PDX
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: ams
- Textbox 2: maxconnect 360
- This is instructing ITA to search for the Basic Economy fare. Using those dates on Delta, and you will be presented with an option to upgrade to the regular fare.
- Destination: BIO
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: ams
- Textbox 2: maxconnect 360
- (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:
- PDX – AMS (Amsterdam) – BIO (Bilbao) – AMS – PDX
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 11,402 miles or 5.3 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 11,402 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 2,502 miles
How to Buy:
- Book on Delta with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
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