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Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

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2017
7
September
Seattle to various places in Europe in the $500s CAD roundtrip | off-season flights

Europe

The Star Alliance has dropped the price of their flights from Seattle to various places in Europe down into the $500s CAD roundtrip.

Some of the overseas legs are operated by Lufthansa. Some are operated by SWISS. Some are operated by Air Canada. Some are operated by United Airlines. Try to choose flights with the first 3 if you can.

These are off-season dates, so I'm not *super* excited about them in terms of making the drive from Vancouver to take advantage.

But a lot of these destinations are usually $1000-$1200 CAD or more from Vancouver (off season or not), so you may find it worthwhile, if there's somewhere in Europe you'd like to go in the off-season.

Delta, Air France, and KLM (the SkyTeam alliance) are also battling back with some cheap fares of their own, during a similar travel period.

Availability for travel

late October, November 2017

January, February, March 2018

How to find and book this deal

1. Try starting with a Google Flights search like this one...

Google Flights: Seattle to Athens, Greece

2. You can change the destination to somewhere else in Europe, such as:

Athens, Greece (ATH)
Belgrade, Serbia (BEG)
Bucharest, Romania (OTP)
Budapest, Hungary (BUD)
Casablanca, Morocco (CMN)
Istanbul, Turkey (IST)
Lisbon, Portugal (LIS)
Milan, Italy (MXP)
Minsk, Belarus (MSQ)
Munich, Germany (MUC)
Prague, Czech Republic (PRG)
Rome, Italy (FCO)
Shannon, Ireland (SNN)
Sofia, Bulgaria (SOF)
Venice, Italy (VCE)
Warsaw, Poland (WAW)
Zagreb, Croatia (ZAG)

-- Destinations available with Delta, Air France, KLM --

Brussels, Belgium (BRU)
Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)

3. Click on the departure date box to open up the calendar view and look for the cheaper date combinations. Look for the dates that are in the $600s roundtrip.

From Google Flights you can click through to the airline's website to book these.

4. Or, if you want to book them for quite a bit less ...

Go to Momondo

Search for a flight from Seattle to your destination.

Use the same dates you found on Google Flights.

From the Momondo search results, the booking site that is usually showing these for a low price is the low quality booking site TravelMerry.

TIP: On Google Flights, look for the flights where the overseas legs are operated by Lufthansa or Swiss or Air Canada (better than United Airlines). Usually you can get a Lufthansa flight in at least one direction.

TIP: Once your Momondo search completes, you may want to try clicking on '1 stop' on the left hand side. You may also want to try using the 'Max Flight Duration' slider on the left, and slide it down to around 40. This can help get rid of flights that are slightly cheaper, but way longer in duration.

The 'Time of Day' sliders on the left hand side of Momondo can also help with narrowing down the search results to the flights you found on Google Flights.

IMPORTANT: Many of the booking sites showing these fares are in $USD (including TravelMerry) - so watch out for that.

screenshot from Momondo



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5 Responses to "Seattle to various places in Europe in the $500s CAD roundtrip | off-season flights"


    Has Robin been here?
       Robin on September 8th, 2017

    Worth mentioning that if a flight routes through Vancouver on it's way back to Seattle (as the Rome flights do), you should be able to pick up your luggage before US customs and just leave the airport, and avoid the return through Seattle.

    Has Donna been here?
       Donna on September 8th, 2017

    You don't pick up your baggage in Vancouver unless USCBP requests it.

    Has Jim been here?
       Jim on September 10th, 2017

    YVR has a computerized through connection system in place.
    Bags would have to be tagged at the origin (Sweet talk the PAX Agent?)as YVR(Only) to stop to there otherwise there on to SEA.

    Has Danny been here?
       Danny on September 18th, 2017

    Thanks so much for this!! Got myself a flight to Munich including a one week layover in Iceland for only $690!

    Has Chris Myden been here?
       Chris Myden on September 20th, 2017

    No problem Danny, glad it helped!

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