Delta has a coach fare of $351 or $399 round-trip from LAX/MIA/NYC/PHL to Dusseldorf, Germany. This is for travel from mid-September to early December.
AIRFARE ALERT: Several US Cities to Germany From $351 Roundtrip!!
There are some restrictions, of course, and this fare will be sold out quickly.
This fare will disappear soon, so book it now with 24-hour cancellation privileges. East Coast cities to Budapest, Hungary, for $338.
HURRY: New York/Philadelphia – Budapest from $338 Roundtrip
Amazing Deal: Fly East Coast to Budapest for ~$300
Delta and United are offering fares as low as $542 for round-trip travel from Austin or San Antonio to Honolulu or Maui, Hawaii. American Airlines is not matching at this time, but may begin.
Flights: Austin / San Antonio to/from Honolulu or Maui $531-$577 r/t – United / Delta
See the blog post for full details and how to book.
This is a sweet deal for this route, just $562 round-trip from DFW or IAH to Tokyo (HND / NRT). Fly Sunday through Thursday, September to March 2017.
Cheap Flights: Dallas to Tokyo $562 r/t – Delta
Note that flights may arrive at one Tokyo airport and depart from the other.
Delta is having some issues with its reservation system right now, but they should be resolved soon.
This deal won’t last long. Fly Los Angeles to Tokyo on ANA, Delta, Singapore and United as low as $444 round-trip.
Airfare Steal: Los Angeles to Tokyo from $444 Roundtrip on Four Major Airlines!
Each of the airlines has its own rules and restrictions, see the blog post for details.
This is an excellent summary of airline charges for changes and cancellations of award tickets.
Change And Cancellation Fees For Airline Award Tickets
The policies of twelve airlines are examined. The best, with no charge for changes / cancellations, are Korean Air and Southwest.
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Fifty cents is the base fare on Delta (25 cents outbound, 25 cents return), but you also have to add in $206 YR surcharge and miscellaneous taxes and fees. The total airfare is $293.10 round-trip, which is still an excellent deal.
HOT: Want to Go to Ireland? Delta Has Base Fares of 50 Cents Each Way!
Good for travel on Sunday through Wednesday, minimum 7-day stay, outbound August 23 through October 29.
This super-low fare, even with all the extras, won’t last long.
MileValue has compiled a helpful chart of the (often substantial) fees that airlines charge for last-minute bookings using frequent flyer miles and points.
Some airlines, like Air Canada, Alaska Air, British Air and KLM, do not charge a fee.
Others, like American and United, charge $75. Still others, like Delta, JetBlue and Southwest, charge a hidden fee.
The blog post links to a method of avoiding the $75 fee on United.
We see lots of deeply discounted airfares from major cities like New York and Los Angeles, but not so often from smaller places like Austin and San Antonio. Now Delta and American Airlines, and their partners, have addressed that with round-trip fares to Europe as low as $529.
Flights: Austin / San Antonio to Europe $529-$723 r/t – AA / DL + Partners
Destination cities include almost every major city in Europe! These low fares are available as soon as late August, continuing to winter.
For low low fares from other American cities to Europe, click
If you want to fly British Air, you may get a substantial discount if you are an AARP member. See
this and this pages of this blog for details.
Fly American or Delta to Paris, Photo by hillarywilliamtanner / Flickr
Delta and United Airlines are skirmishing over fares from several California airports to Stockholm, Sweden, for August departures. A fare war including American Airlines is continuing for flights from New York to Scandinavia. Iberia Airlines is in the fight also.
Fare War DL/UA $641-$699 LAX/SFO/SJC/SNA to Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo early August fares
Check the airline websites, Google Flights and/or your favorite online travel agency (Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity, etc.) to see what is available. Look for round-trip fares in the $300s from the East Coast and the $600s from the West Coast.