American Airlines Fares to Europe from $415 Roundtrip: Perfect for Spring Break!

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SFO-ZRH for $415 roundtrip!

Cheap Fares to Europe on American Airlines

American Airlines currently has some amazing deals to Europe. Basically they are attacking United/Star Alliance hubs. The best part is that there is a ton availability including this Fall, around the holidays and even during Spring Break!

Now I’m never going to get a better flight deal than I did for this Spring Break, but I am seriously considering booking one of these flights for Spring Break 2017. Why? For a few reasons.

  • Citi ThankYou points are worth 1.6 cents each towards American Airlines flights.
  • I earn a lot of ThankYou points with my Citi AT&T Access More
  • Baby Ellie will turn two just before the trip, so she needs her own ticket┬áso I need to find a deal! ­čÖé

The fares are to/from the following cities:

  • From: San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Washington DC & Newark
  • To: Brussels, Munich, Frankfurt, Zurich and Vienna

Spring Breaking in Europe (Again)

For the dates of my son’s Spring Break, I managed to find roundtrip tickets from Denver to Frankfurt for $473. Or if you speak ThankYou like me (and you should), that is less than 30,000 points! I’m thinking we could do a little German road trip down to Switzerland, perhaps with a stop in Europa Park!

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Or only 118,000 ThankYou points for four people!

Other routes from SFO and to MUC and ZRH have similarly good deals. In the past these flights would have earned quite a few AAdvantage miles, but that won’t be the case anymore.┬áThere is also a cost of positioning to Denver, but luckily from LAS that should be less than $100 per person. To be truthful, we will probably just use Southwest points and the routes can often be found for about 5K roundtrip.

Need to Know

  • You can search for flights on Google Flights and book with American directly or through an OTA.
  • Loyalty Traveler has a good post with all of the relevant dates and other info!

Have you booked one of these flights for this year or next? Let us know your plans in the comments!


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  1. Hey Shawn. Odd question, but im a crazy person in general so what is the best way to hang out at airports and use various lounges just to hang out?

    While its easy when you have a flight and have a reason to be at the airport, but what if you want to treat the airport like a Starbucks? Say youre in the area and you want to chill at the airport. How do you do that?

    Depending on the airports, the parking cost comes to mind so not sure if you can park somewhere for free then take a free shuttle to the airport.

    Then you have to get through security. Trying to think of the best way to do that for each airline. Maybe for AA you can have status and/or buy a fully refundable ticket or book using points then walk in then cancel the ticket while your in the lounge??

    I am certain Im not the only one thinking this.

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