[10/11/2018 @ 11:21 PM] Book this fare on: KLM, Air France, Priceline, BookingBuddy, Travelocity, Orbitz, CheapTickets, Expedia, Hotwire.
[11/05/2018 @ 1:51 PM] Deal is back on. Price increased to $571. Was $541. Fewer months available.
[11/05/2018 @ 5:33 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.
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KLM, Air France, and SkyTeam partners have round-trip flights from Austin or San Antonio (AUS/SAT) to Rome (FCO) starting at $571 with a connection. Flights sparse and scattered from December to February. 7-day minimum stay required. Flight may operate as an Delta/Alitalia code-share.
Note: Fare allows for a free carry-on bag, but a checked bag will cost about +$60 each-way. Upgrades into “Regular Economy”, which allow for a “free” checked-bag are available for about +$50 each-way.
- AUS – Example Dates: (KLM / BookingBuddy) Dec 04 – Dec 11 / Jan 09 – Jan 16 / Jan 16 – Jan 23 / Jan 23 – Jan 30 / Jan 29 – Feb 05 / Feb 05 – Feb 12 / Feb 12 – Feb 19 / Feb 19 – Feb 26 / Feb 26 – Mar 04 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.
- SAT – Example Dates: (KLM / BookingBuddy) Dec 06 – Dec 13 / Jan 11 – Jan 18 / Jan 18 – Jan 25 / Jan 25 – Feb 01 / Feb 01 – Feb 08 / Feb 05 – Feb 12 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.
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- Previous Lowest Price Average: $775
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