Yesterday I posted some great deals to Europe this winter from our friends at The Flight Deal. As tends to happen when a couple of airlines start putting certain regions on sale, others tend to follow, and today we see a few others joining the fray.
Before we get to the deals, here are a few guidelines about these types of deals to properly set your expectations:
- They’re most likely not going to be available around major holidays like Christmas or New Year’s
- You’ll need to have some flexibility with the dates
- Many of these fares require a 7-day minimum stay
- If you’re reading this after November 10th, the fares are probably gone
Air France/KLM: San Francisco-northern and eastern Spain
Head from the west coast to Spanish cities like Bilbao, Valencia, Alicante, and the party island of Ibiza. This fare is a little bit more expensive than the $400s type fares I posted yesterday, but there’s a reason for that: this fare is showing limited availability in April/May 2017 and even late summer 2017!
While this fare doesn’t appear to be valid for more popular destinations in Spain like Barcelona and Madrid, the public transport system in Spain is absolutely fantastic, with all manner of trains, buses, and cheap rental cars criss-crossing the Iberian peninsula. That said, there’s plenty to see in all of the cities I posted above, like the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao (pictured above), for example.
American: Seattle – Frankfurt
American is hitting at Delta/Skyteam fares here. For $500 you can fly to Germany in the early part of 2017. Although there’s a 7-night minimum stay, this fare plops you right smack in the middle of western Europe. From Frankfurt you could head southeast to the amazing Bavaria region of Germany, head even further southeast into Austria to visit one of my favorite villages in the world, or simply head northwest to have your go at the world-famous Nurburgring Nordschleife racing course (pictured above).