Dallas to Sydney for $805+ Round-Trip

American Airlines and Qantas are offering some low airfares to Sydney, Australia. Travel late July to October 10.

Cheap Flights: Dallas to Sydney $805-$927 r/t – American / Qauntas

A 10-day minimum stay is required, but Australia certainly has enough to experience for that.

United Fights Back Against American With $598 r/t Fares to London

As could be predicted, United Airlines is reacting to American Airlines’ cut-rate fares with its own low fares to London from CLT, DFW, MIA, PHX  and STL.

United $598 PHX/DFW/CLT/MIA/STL to London Sep 20-Oct 29

United Airlines’ low fares are limited to just a 40-day period this Fall, which may be a signal that they want to end the fare war that has delighted travelers and cut into revenue.

I’m not aware of any response from Delta, which also has been attacked by American.

US to European Cities $400+ Round-Trip on American Airlines

American Airlines is at war with United and Delta, attacking those two airlines with super-cheap airfares to Europe from their major hub cities in the United States.

Airfare Deal: Various U.S. Cities to Europe from the $400s on American


US origination cities are Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, New York / Newark and Salt Lake City.

European destination cities are Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Nice, Paris, Rome, Venice and Zurich.

This is another skirmish in this fare war among the Big 3 US-based international carriers, to the benefit of travelers. Combining these low airfares with the strong U.S. dollar means that this year is the year to go to Europe.

Fly American to Paris, Photo by hillarywilliamtanner / Flickr
Fly American to Paris, Photo by hillarywilliamtanner / Flickr

Is American Airlines Frequent-Flyer Program Now the Worst?

Dan’s Deals has published a large analysis comparing the frequent flyer programs of American Airlines (AAdvantage), Delta Airlines (SkyMiles) and United Airlines (MileagePlus).


The analysis focuses on Saver award space, which is much less costly in frequent flyer miles than Anytime space. American does not come out well.

American Airlines AAdvantage frequent-flyer program is doing downhill.
American Airlines AAdvantage frequent-flyer program is doing downhill.

Use Frequent-Flyer Miles to Fly American to Cuba

It is now possible to use your American Airlines AAdvantage  frequent-flyer miles to book a flight to Cuba.

Cuba is located in the Caribbean zone, so flights can be booked for as little as 12,500 miles each way.

Redeem AAdvantage Miles for Flights to Cuba

Use ExpertFlyer to find award availability, then phone in to American Airlines to make the reservation.

American Airlines flights to Cuba can be reserved with frequent flyer miles, Photo by Thomas Hawk / Flickr
American Airlines flights to Cuba can be reserved with frequent flyer miles, Photo by Thomas Hawk / Flickr

Dallas to NYC/Chicago/Baltimore/Phoenix only $72 r/t

Southwest Airlines is offering some deeply discounted fares from Dallas DAL (Love Field, not close to DFW) to / from New York LGA / Chicago MDW / Baltimore BWI/ Phoenix PHX. The price is only $36 each way.

Southwest Airlines: $36 One-way Dallas to/from New York / Chicago / Baltimore / Phoenix

Of course, there are limitations: Fly Tue, Wed or Sat, late August to mid-November, not Thanksgiving. Other airlines like American may match, be sure and check if you prefer them.

Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines

USA to Europe: Multiple Departure and Destination Cities, Multiple Airlines, <$600 r/t

Europe is on sale.

Round trip airfare from several US cities to several European cities, on several airlines, can be had for $500 to $600 round-trip.

Still Available! Under ~$600 Round-Trip to Europe From Multiple US Cities!

These low fares typically begin in September 2016 and continue into April 2017. Read the Million Mile Secrets blog post to see how best to find and book them.

Your U.S. Passport is needed to fly to Europe at these low fares.
Your U.S. Passport is needed to fly to Europe at these low fares.

Six Airlines Approved for Flights to Cuba

Six American airlines have been approved by the US government for scheduled flights to Cuba.

Six U.S. Airlines Approved for Cuba Service

The six are American Airlines, Frontier, JetBlue, Silver Airways, Southwest, and Sun Country. They will fly to Cuban cities other than Havana, but in the future some may be approved to that popular destination.

The origination cities in the US are Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Philadelphia.

Americans continue to face significant obstacles to Cuban travel, due to the continuing “12 reasons” rule. Abolition of these restrictions may depend upon Congressional action.

USA to Europe on American for $415+ Round-Trip Fall-Winter-Spring

American Airlines is selling round trip tickets from various US cities to various European destinations for as little as $415 round-trip.

American Airlines Fares to Europe from $415 Roundtrip: Perfect for Spring Break!

American is offering these super-low fares from the hub cities of United Airlines, like Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark and San Francisco.

American Airlines in Fare War to Europe, Photo by Thomas Hawk / Flickr
American Airlines Flies to Europe, Photo by Thomas Hawk / Flickr

With fares this low, and the ability to earn AAdvantage miles, it’s generally smarter to pay money rather than use frequent-flyer miles.