Right now there’s the lowest fare available that I’ve seen between the West Coast and Europe in awhile. You can fly San Francisco to London for as little as $263 roundtrip. And it’s not even a basic economy fare, it’s on Icelandair which gives you an advance seat assignment, a carry on bag at no extra charge. (HT: God Save the Points)
But that’s not all, fares between the US and Europe are available from a variety of cities and on several airlines, each with a Google Flights link that’ll pull up a sample itinerary at the current lowest fare:
- Washington DC – London $318
- Boston – London $324
- New York – Paris $369
- Seattle – London $375
- Miami – Paris $448
- Chicago – London $496
There are amazing fares on a variety of US and European airlines, it’s not a mistake it’s a fare war of sorts. But nothing is as cheap as Icelandair and the cheapest seems to be San Francisco – London:
This is a $2 base fare in each direction, so not something you’re going to see get lower really.
Key rules for fare PXRVLT:
- Outbound travel permitted Sunday through Wednesday, return travel Wednesday through Saturday for transatlantic segment.
- 90 day advance purchase required
- 7 day minimum stay
- Fare valid for travel August 20 – December 15
- Stopover in Iceland allowed for up to 78 hours
- Must ticket by May 24 (but fare may not be around that long)
- Change fee is $300, so more than the cost of the ticket, in effect this is not changeable.
Goodness knows I prefer business class travel but $263 roundtrip to Europe is just an incredible deal.