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Delta and SkyTeam partners have round-trip flights from Austin (AUS) to Madrid (MAD) or Paris (CDG) starting at $505 with a connection. Flights from October to March. Flight may operate as a KLM/Air France codeshare. Holiday blackouts apply. 7-day minimum stay required.
Note: Barcelona is also available, but we aren’t featuring it here due to long connection times.
- Paris – Example Dates: (Priceline / BookingBuddy) Oct 20 – Oct 27 / Oct 31 – Nov 07 / Nov 01 – Nov 08 / Nov 08 – Nov 15 / Nov 15 – Nov 22 / Nov 22 – Nov 29 / Nov 29 – Dec 06 / Dec 06 – Dec 13 / Blackout: Dec 08 – Dec 31 / Jan 01 – Jan 08 / Jan 10 – Jan 17 / Jan 17 – Jan 24 / Jan 24 – Jan 31 / Jan 31 – Feb 07 / Feb 07 – Feb 14 / Feb 21 – Feb 28 / Feb 28 – Mar 07 / Mar 07 – Mar 14 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.
- Madrid – Example Dates: (Priceline / BookingBuddy) Oct 25 – Nov 01 / Nov 01 – Nov 08 / Nov 08 – Nov 15 / Nov 15 – Nov 22 / Nov 25 – Dec 02 / Nov 29 – Dec 06 / Dec 06 – Dec 13 / Blackout: Dec 08 – Dec 31 / Jan 07 – Jan 14 / Jan 18 – Jan 25 / Jan 25 – Feb 01 / Jan 28 – Feb 04 / Feb 08 – Feb 15 / Feb 22 – Mar 01 / Mar 01 – Mar 08 / Mar 07 – Mar 14 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.
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- Tips: You can (and should) sort the Vrbo vacation rental search results by “Total” price. Doing so exposes properties with high fees. For example, a $140 per-night property with $100 fees will rank as being more expensive than a $150 per-night property with $30 fees, when sorted. Sorting by “most reviews” is also a good option, as this will show you the most popular properties.
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I was able to pull this fare up on Priceline. Screenshot taken at 5:56 PM on 08/29/17.
Note: OTAs such as Travelocity and Priceline allow free cancellation without penalty within 24-hours after you purchase. As deals sell-out or expire quickly, this policy will allow you to “lock-in” the cheap fare while you sort out a plan. Just keep in mind that after 24-hours, you will not be able to cancel without the regular penalty.
- Full Route: AUS-ATL-MAD-ATL-AUS
- Previous Lowest Price Average: $850~ish
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