50 Cent Base Fares To Europe, Fly From Most Cities In U.S. Starting At $240 Roundtrip

oneworld joint venture airlines American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair have a sale across the Pond.

Right now you can book from much of the U.S. to much of Europe starting at $240 roundtrip, as flagged by airfare deals site and service Notiflyr.com. These are Basic Economy fares so they don’t include a free checked bag or free seat assignment at booking (for those who don’t get these free some other way).

The best cheapest fares are to Helsinki. For instance,

These are 50 cent base fares in each direction plus takes and a $180 fuel surcharge:

Key details of fare basis OLN4T1B5:

  • Dates: depart the U.S. October 24 – November 17, November 21 – December 14, December 25 – March 3; return to the U.S. October 31 – November 26, November 30 – December 28, January 9 – March 10.

  • Minimum stay: Saturday night stay required, 24 hours at destination required, and 7 day minimum total trip.

  • Changes: allowed up to 48 hours prior to departure but you’ll pay difference in fare.

Make sure you know the ever-changing entry rules for Americans visiting the destination you want to travel to, and also the rules for any connecting city (because sometimes plans go wrong and you want to be able to enter the country you connect in). 50 cent base fares are worth looking into, even though it’s coach and after peak season.

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  1. What do “24 hours at destination” and “7 day minimum total trip” mean together? Is there something weird with stopovers?

  2. Is it certain that these are not mistake fares? If not it’s an indication of just how soft the bookings are for this fall and winter. I guess they are flying for cargo anyway these days so might as well practically just give away seats to passengers.

  3. @Stuart, yes, 0.50$ happened many times in the past.
    Also with the update of the ATPCO fare manager, airlines are now able to publish changes to fares every 15min and not every 4hours anymore.
    They also get automatically notified if a basefare is lower than the average of previous basefares for the same route + season, so thats why error fares are very rare nowadays.

  4. @Stuart – It’s not like the airline is only earning 50 cents for the fare. The “carrier imposed surcharges” ($180 in this case) is really the fare too.

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