US Airways has incredible deals for high season airfare. We got Detroit open jaw into London and out of Amsterdam for July 2009 for $529 each. That is an incredible deal for high season. Hope this helps.
Also United Airlines. We bought tickets to London for April through Expedia for $656 round trip non stop from Denver to Heathrow (Including all fees and fuel), and then on the United Airlines site, the price had dropped to $553, so I requested the fare guarantee difference refund and we each got $103 back in our credit card accounts. Basically, if we had gotten the tickets directly through United, it would have been cheaper in the first place!! Lots of cheap prices for Spring!
How do you book "open jaw" flights? Do you buy two one way tickets ? Sure would appreciate any help on this. Are some places in Europe cheaper to fly to then others. Thanks
Normally there is a 'multi-city' (just confirmed that United has this) option on the search when you do the flight search.
Multi-city = open jaw
British Airways sent me an email with rock bottom prices for airfare. It seems everyone is hurting and lowering prices.
Continental has a sale going on as well:
Do these prices include taxes and fuel charges?
I booked on the same sale that Jim was talking about. I got a email from Airfarewatchdog.com that US Air was having a sale early Sunday morning. Booked Seattle to Amsterdam in June/July for $603 RT and Seattle to AMS in August $520 RT. This was including taxes, etc and only 1 stop in Philly. Unfortunately, the sale ended on Tuesday. As I can only travel during the summer, these were excellent fares for me especially from the west coast. My final destination in June is Prague and I had been looking at fares for about $1800 - $2000 RT. From Amsterdam to Prague and back, I can get a flight for about $300, so I still saved about $1000.
Are we finally seeing the combination of low oil prices and very low demand? This may be the year to travel to Europe!
You raise a good question about taxes/fees/etc. Check any quote you come across to see what it included. Some are all inclusive, others aren't. Make sure you compare apples to apples.
Those are truly great fares. I think things will be very good for travelers in the coming months. Unfortunately, this is bad for the airlines/travel industry, which in the long term probably spells bad news for the traveler. Still, grab the deals while you can!
Jim - Did this air fares require some kind of promo code. I just looked on US Airways web site, put in your criteria(DTW-LHR-AMS-DTW) and came back with a $1300 fare.
The sale might be over now.
I priced a SEA-AMS, LON-SEA flight in June 2009 for under $600 a couple days ago, but it's not there anymore.
I wish I hadn't booked one for $1000 a month and a half ago. =(
No promo code was needed. I actually saw those same rates as well. I wonder if I just got lucky. :)
foolishly, I saw the same incredible flights and did not act- not sure where I wanted to travel to. needless to say, I am sooooooo bummed. what would be a great deal to pay last two weeks of June to say, frankfort,ams, paris.....