Several airlines have lowered ticket prices from Boston to Spain to $400 and less for Barcelona and Madrid. KLM/SkyTeam have low $400s for airports across Spain. There are deals with all three alliances. Ticket prices are as low as $343 for Boston to Madrid flying Air Canada on a ticket from an online travel agency found through meta-search sites like Momondo.com and Skyscanner.com.
Low ticket prices are primarily for departures from Jan 9 – May 10, 2017.
You can pretty much find tickets on most of the major airlines starting at $343, and to other destinations besides Barcelona and Madrid for prices in the $400s.
I found these fares using airfare metasearch site Momondo:
- Economic challenges and greater uncertainty. There’s Brexit and terrorism, and that’s all on top of issues faced by Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain.
- New competition from low cost carriers. Norwegian and Wow Air, for instance, are driving down transatlantic fares.
- Low fuel costs. Airlines are competing aggressively and are able to make money in lower revenue environments.
- Pick up incremental business. Short-term sales tend to induce travelers who wouldn’t have flown otherwise, without selling many tickets to people who were going to otherwise buy at a higher price.
When taking advantage of these fares to Spain, if you head to Barcelona, just watch your wallet on Las Ramblas.
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