Fare Alert: Star Alliance West Coast – Europe from $309 Roundtrip

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You can fly from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Copenhagen from $309 roundtrip on Star Alliance member and partner Air Canada, via Toronto onboard a Boeing 787.

Key things to know about this fare:

  • Travel is permitted Tuesday or Saturday only for each transatlantic flight.

  • You can depart the US March 28 through April 6, October 29 through December 14, or December 24 through end of schedule. Your return must be March 28 through April 7, October 30 through January 1.

  • A 28 day advance purchase is required which satisfies the earliest travel date of March 28 at this point making this redundant.

  • 7 day minimum stay required, and there’s a $300 change fee.

$359 fares are bookable most anywhere:

To drop the price the additional $50, you need to book via airfare metasearch site Momondo.


Copenhagen, copyright: waeske / 123RF Stock Photo

These are $7 base fares in each direction so you know it doesn’t get much cheaper than this, the bulk of the cost is a $250 fuel surcharge and taxes.

Denmark is going to be super cold when this fare is available, but you can use this fare to position to Europe and catch a Norwegian, easyJet, or Ryanair cheap fare beyond to elsewhere in Europe.

(HT: Secret Flying)

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  1. Gary,

    How about a general post (or series) on possibilities of upgrading paid economy tickets on various carriers – whether with miles, upgrade offers at check in, a bidding system, eligible fare buckets, whether to premium economy or business, etc. You could then just copy and paste the blurb on the specific carrier into these fare posts. I realize there is never any guarantee, but it would be great to have a reference to whether an upgrade is even theoretically possible on the fare sales you post.

  2. I agree with Hepworth.
    Articles on upgrade options on foreign carriers and level of difficulty getting them would be great and useful for all of us who can’t get an award seat for one reason or another.

  3. you must be thinking about the North Pole. Copenhagen is as warm as London, Seattle or Amsterdam. It’s rarely below freezing and it rarely snows thanks to the Gulf Stream.

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