[08/26/2015 @ 10:26 AM] Open this itinerary here: Priceline, Orbitz, CheapTickets, Hotwire, Expedia, Travelocity, BookingBuddy.
[08/26/2015 @ 2:04 PM] American and United are matching.
[08/26/2015 @ 5:16 PM] Updated with more destinations. Due to matching, a lot more cities are participating in this sale.
[08/26/2015 @ 8:29 PM] Oneworld has pulled their fares, but SkyTeam and Star Alliance still have some fares available.
[08/27/2015 @ 1:15 PM] Zurich and Frankfurt deals are gone. Only deals to Spain and London remain. Renamed title “to Spain / London” it was “to Europe”.
[08/27/2015 @ 2:49 PM] All deals are now gone. Removing from deal list.[08/28/2015 @ 5:19 PM] Deal is back online
[08/29/2015 @ 10:32 AM] Deal gone again.
This deal was valid at the time of the last update (see time-stamp above). Prices and availability can and will change, given enough time.
Delta and SkyTeam partners have round trip flights from Austin (AUS) or San Antonio (SAT) to Spain and London for $601-$715, with one or two connections. Flights from September to May 2016. Holiday Blackouts apply. See the Flight Details section of this post for example dates.
Most availability is midweek. Carrier will depend on the destination and dates selected.
Note: Flights out of Austin (AUS) have better availability, routing and connection times similar flights out of San Antonio (SAT), generally speaking.
Here’s a list of the destinations on sale. All prices round-trip with all fees included.
$528 – Dublin, Ireland $592 – Málaga, Spain
- $601 – Barcelona, Spain
- $606 – Madrid, Spain
- $707 – Ibiza, Spain
- $715 – London, United Kingdom – NOT available from San Antonio (SAT)
$634 – Zurich, Switzerland $688 – Frankfurt, Germany $612 – Helsinki, Finland $625 – Venice, Italy $626 – Amsterdam, Netherlands $627 – Lisbon, Portugal $628 – Milan, Italy $635 – Rome, Italy $646 – Athens, Greece $655 – Paris, France $657 – Bordeaux, France $662 – Marseille, France $666 – Manchester, United Kingdom $667 – Oslo, Norway $676 – Prague, Czech Republic $682 – Warsaw, Poland $688 – Copenhagen, Denmark $690 – Bucharest, Romania $699 – Budapest, Hungary
- (I may have missed some destinations, and this list may get updated if more destinations go on sale).
Orbitz has a search tool that looks for flights 3-days before and after the dates you’ve selected, you should use it if you have a general idea of when you want to travel, but want to see other prices for other dates close to the ones you’ve selected.
To save the most money, be sure to make use of the travel coupon codes available at the bottom of this post. Booking your trip as a Flight + Hotel package will probably save you more money than if you were to book separately. Priceline and Orbitz tend to have cheaper package deals than what the airlines usually offer on their sites, so be sure to compare the package costs on several different booking sites to make sure you’re getting the least expensive one.
Note: OTAs such as Orbitz and Priceline allow free cancellation before 10 PM CST the day after purchase. As deals sell-out or expire quickly, this policy allows you to “lock-in” the cheap fare while you sort out a plan. After the grace period, you will not be able to cancel without the regular penalty.
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The DOT doesn’t enforce 24-hour free cancellation on tickets less than 7-days away from departure, so some airlines and OTAs allow it while some do not. On Orbitz, you can easily see if your ticket allows a free cancellation, just look for “FREE Cancel” next to the price of the ticket.
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- Availability: See Calendar.
- Documentation: Passport Required.
- Departure and Destination Airports: AUS or SAT – Europe
- Example Dates: (Priceline / Orbitz) LONDON : Sep 16 – Sep 23 / Sep 23 – Sep 30 / Oct 07 – Oct 14 / Other dates: Try the +/- 3-day search to on Orbitz.
- Example Dates: (Priceline / Orbitz) BARCELONA : Sep 16 – Sep 23 / Sep 23 – Sep 30 / Oct 13 – Oct 20 / Oct 06 – Oct 23 / Nov 06 – Nov 13 / Dec 08 – Dec 15 / Other dates: Try the +/- 3-day search to on Orbitz.
- Example Dates: (Priceline / Orbitz) MADRID : Sep 16 – Sep 23 / Sep 23 – Sep 30 / Oct 07 – Oct 14 / Other dates: Try the +/- 3-day search to on Orbitz.
- Example Dates: (Priceline / Orbitz) AMSTERDAM : Sep 16 – Sep 23 / Sep 23 – Sep 30 / Oct 07 – Oct 14 / Other dates: Try the +/- 3-day search to on Orbitz.
- Example Dates: (Priceline / Orbitz) Other Cities: Most availability midweek flights most months, avoid holiday.
- Carrier: Delta / American / United.
- Fare Basis Code:
- Fare Class:
- Mile Accrual:
- Stopover component: none.
- CPM: 5.54 (10930 miles)
- Full Route: AUS-DFW-MAD-DFW-AUS
- Previous Lowest Price Average (Barcelona) : $925
- Previous Lowest Price Average (Madrid) : $955
- Previous Lowest Pirce Average (London) : $932
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Expedia, Travelocity, BookingBuddy.
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