FARE ALERT: Several Cities – Even West Coast – to Europe From $263 Roundtrip

Right now there’s the lowest fare available that I’ve seen between the West Coast and Europe in awhile. You can fly San Francisco to London for as little as $263 roundtrip. And it’s not even a basic economy fare, it’s on Icelandair which gives you an advance seat assignment, a carry on bag at no extra charge. (HT: God Save the Points)

But that’s not all, fares between the US and Europe are available from a variety of cities and on several airlines, each with a Google Flights link that’ll pull up a sample itinerary at the current lowest fare:

There are amazing fares on a variety of US and European airlines, it’s not a mistake it’s a fare war of sorts. But nothing is as cheap as Icelandair and the cheapest seems to be San Francisco – London:

This is a $2 base fare in each direction, so not something you’re going to see get lower really.

Key rules for fare PXRVLT:

  • Outbound travel permitted Sunday through Wednesday, return travel Wednesday through Saturday for transatlantic segment.
  • 90 day advance purchase required
  • 7 day minimum stay
  • Fare valid for travel August 20 – December 15
  • Stopover in Iceland allowed for up to 78 hours
  • Must ticket by May 24 (but fare may not be around that long)
  • Change fee is $300, so more than the cost of the ticket, in effect this is not changeable.

Goodness knows I prefer business class travel but $263 roundtrip to Europe is just an incredible deal.

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  1. People, people, people. These tickets are $2 each way to Europe. The other $245 or so goes to government taxes, fees and other ridiculous things. Don’t expect a hot meal, a welcome glass of champagne, free premium or aisle seats, early boarding, or even a smile etc, when you are only giving the airline $2 each way for your ticket. I saw this last year on the LAX to Europe tickets. They were $1.40 to Europe, and $14 for the return, and all the rest of the money went to the government. I hate that taxes are included now as you really don’t see how little the airline often makes.

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