HOT: Want to Go to Ireland? Delta Has Base Fares of 50 Cents Each Way!

Dublin is on sale in a very big way, from several US cities. The cheapest is Delta’s non-stop New York JFK – Dublin flight.

Ha’penny bridge on Liffey River, Copyright Copyright tupungato / 123RF Stock Photo

These non-stops are available from $293 roundtrip.

Of course at that price, it’s mostly taxes and surcharges — these are 50 cent base fares.

This particular Delta fare is VKXP74US:

  • It’s not a ‘mistake’ it’s even called a “SHOULDER SEASON MIDWEEK” fare.
  • Travel is permitted Sunday through Wednesday in each direction
  • This particular fare requires outbound travel August 23 through October 29
  • There’s a 7 day minimum stay (and 6 month maximum stay)
  • You may not return to the US between December 15 and January 8
  • The fare requires tickets to be issued by July 19, though of course the fare may not last that long so book now if interested.
  • The fare carries a $300 change fee, so given the price under $300 it’s in effect not changeable.

Great fares are available from other cities as well. For instance, here’s Philadephia – Dublin on Delta for $308.

It’s more expensive than the New York trip largely because of the extra taxes from the connection. However, the outbound is more expensive — a 53 cent base fare.

Loyalty Traveler suggests there are other great fares, and generally available September through March, such as:

  • $307.76 Boston – Dublin
  • $307.76 Washington Dulles – Dublin
  • $347.76 Chicago O’Hare – Dublin
  • $367.76 Los Angeles – Dublin
  • $367.76 San Francisco – Dublin

Loyalty Traveler has links to automatically search these fares though I find they’re bookable on the Delta website or on your favorite online travel agency site.

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  1. Since fuel surcharges are constant across city pairs, the base fare tells us this is as low as the price can go. And since most of the ticket is fuel surcharges, we can dump those, in this case with a first strike.

  2. Since the FS are totally profit for the airline, the real fare here is @ $207.

    Can they actually be making money at that price? Or is this bait and switch, where they get people interested in going, and then when they go to book later in the day or tomorrow, they find the fare is now $1027? Then hopefully since they have gotten excited about going, they end up paying the much higher fare.

  3. @Mike Redford as I mentioned the specific fare I posted required ticketing by July 19, although it’s possible it gets pulled before then

  4. I clicked for flighs not an hour ago and got one price, went back 15 min ago to book and the prices jumped $200 in 45 min. Am i missing something?

  5. I jumped on this from Jfk to dub for a march trip paid 293 total. Booked for hubby and I figured we can book and use dub as a jumping off point to other cities . Looks like deal is still there but for only a few dates but going quickly. I found dates into April 2017.

  6. I don’t know enough to use this information properly, but thanks so much for posting it nonetheless.

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