The big sale on plane tickets to Europe has returned, and it’s back with a fury.
At the moment, all three major airlines — American, Delta, and United — are offering reasonable tickets from Anchorage and Fairbanks to Europe.
United’s flights from Fairbanks end next month, but Delta operates year-round flights from Fairbanks and Anchorage. On numerous trans-Atlantic flights, American collaborates with Alaska Airlines.
United provides year-round service from Anchorage via its daily nonstop Anchorage-Denver flight.
Some of these low-cost options to Europe are appealing, such as Anchorage-Madrid for a $294 round ticket. Or you can fly from Anchorage to Athens for a $303 round trip. American Airlines provides both of these low-cost options.
Remember that nowadays, airlines entice you with a low base ticket, then load on the frills. It will cost you money if you want a reserved seat. If you want to check a bag, you will be charged. If you choose a seat with more legroom, such as an exit row, you will have to pay more.
Regardless of the base fare, those add-ons will cost you. As a result, a lower base fare is preferable.
American Airlines currently has the lowest rates to Europe. The cheapest fares are for travel next month, in October.