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A good sale to Athens. Pricing will vary slightly depending on routing
The $691 fare includes advance seat assignment, normal size carry-on and one checked bag.
Delta / Air France / KLM Royal Dutch also have a $521 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
- DO NOT include checked bags – they are $75 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
- DO NOT allow for mileage earning
- Most online travel agencies are not displaying Air France / KLM Royal Dutch Basic Economy / Economy Light fares as such.
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Sample Travel Date:
- October 18th – 26th
- 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 mid October – early December for Sunday through Wednesday departures and Tuesday through Friday returns. A Sunday stay is required. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 14 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 Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software and use the following search criteria:
- Origin: LAX
- Origin Advanced Routing Code:
- Routing Codes: DL DL
- Extension Codes: maxconnect 300
- This is instructing Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on Delta and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to the regular economy fare.
- Destination: ATH
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Routing Codes: DL DL
- Extension Codes: maxconnect 300
- (Click on Advanced Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Duration “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 Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
- E (Basic Economy)
- V (Regular Economy)
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- LAX – ATL (Atlanta) – ATH (Athens) – ATL – LAX
- Not permitted
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- Miles Flown: 14,788 miles or 3.5 cents per mile (Basic Economy) / 4.7 cents per mile (Regular Economy)
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 14,788 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 2,855 miles
How to Buy:
- Book on Delta with dates found on Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software.
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