American – $594 (Regular Economy) / $474 (Basic Economy): Phoenix – Barcelona, Spain. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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A good sale to Barcelona. Pricing will vary slightly depending on routing.

American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia’s $594 fare is a regular economy fare with ONE checked luggage and normal size carry-on

American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia also have a $474 fare, but it is a Basic Economy / Economy Light fare. These Basic Economy / Economy Light fares:

  • DO NOT allow for advance seat assignment
  • DO NOT include checked bags – they are $60 each way for the 1st bag and $100 for the 2nd
  • DO NOT allow for changes
  • DO NOT allow for cancellations – so if you cancel after the 24 hour risk free period, the Basic Economy version will have no value for future travel
  • Most online travel agencies are not properly displaying these fares with American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia as BASIC ECONOMY.

Here are some practical travel tips to Barcelona, Spain.

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain – Photo: Boris Kasimov via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • April 21st – 28th, 2020
  • 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 April 2020  – early May 2020. Availability is limited. A 7 day minimum stay is required. Must purchase at least 28 days in advance of departure

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: PHL
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
      • Textbox 1: aa+
      • Textbox 2: maxconnect 300
        • This is instructing ITA to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on American and you will be presented with an option to upgrade to the regular fare.
    • Destination:  BCN
    • Return Advanced Routing Code:
      • Textbox 1: aa+
      • Textbox 2: maxconnect 300
    • (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:

  • $491

Routing:

  • PHX – PHL (Philadelphia) – BCN (Barcelona) – PHL – PHX

Stopover:

Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 11,964 miles or 5.0 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 11,964 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 2,455 miles

How to Buy:

  • Book on American with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search

 

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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not Required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Euro (EUR). $1 USD = 0.90 EUR

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