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The Deal: Fares to Europe are creeping up along with summer temperatures. A recent search on Kayak.com showed June flights from New York to London topping out at just under $1,000 roundtrip (including taxes and fees). So when we spotted this American Airlines Europe deal, we caught our breath. Less than $300 each way for a flight from New York to Barcelona? San Francisco to London for $339 each way? Sign us up!
This American Airlines late-spring Europe sale is on through May 22, and features discounted flights from select U.S. cities to a variety of European destinations for travel through the end of June. The cheapest total fare we found — including all taxes and fees — was $625.80 roundtrip for an early-June trip from New York to Barcelona. Not too shabby.
The Catch: The lowest fares are valid for travel on weekdays only. You’ll get the cheapest flights by traveling from Monday through Thursday. In addition, a Saturday-night stay is required.
The Competition: Really, there’s not much competition here. These American Airlines fares are some of the most affordable transatlantic June flights we’ve seen this year. But if you’d like to investigate further, Air France and United are also running spring/summer Europe sales, with fares hovering near $900 roundtrip.
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– written by Caroline Costello