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Seattle to Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, Malaga, Valencia) - $465 to $535 CAD roundtrip including taxes | off-season flights

Barcelona, Spain

The Star Alliance and the SkyTeam Alliance are battling over off-season fares in January, February, and March from Seattle to Barcelona and Madrid, Spain.

Star Alliance: (Lufthansa, SWISS, Air Canada, United Airlines) - they are showing flights for as low as $465 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

SkyTeam Alliance: (KLM, Air France, Delta) - they are showing flights for as low as $501 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

You can also find flights from Seattle to Malaga, Spain (AGP) for $565 CAD roundtrip.

The cheapest flights from Vancouver to Spain in these months are going for around $1100-$1200 CAD roundtrip.

Availability for travel

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 Barcelona, Spain (BCN)

Google Flights: Seattle to Madrid, Spain (MAD)

Google Flights: Seattle to Malaga, Spain (AGP)

Google Flights: Seattle to Bilbao, Spain (BIO)

Google Flights: Seattle to Valencia, Spain (VLC)

-- $562

You can also try looking for...

Google Flights: Seattle to Palma, Majorca (PMI)

2. 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 $500s roundtrip.

From Google Flights you may be able to click through to the airline's website to book these (but not always).

You can also try going to the Delta website, or the Air France website directly, and searching for the same destination and dates.

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

Go to Momondo

Search for a flight from Seattle (SEA) to...

Barcelona, Spain (BCN)
Madrid, Spain (MAD)
one of the other cities in Spain.

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.

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

TIP #1: For the Star Alliance 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 flight with one of these high quality airlines in at least one direction.

TIP #2: Once your Momondo search completes, try sliding the Max Flight Duration slider on the left down to around 36, to filter out really long flights. You can also try selecting 'Max. 1 Stop' on the left hand side.

Ideally, you should be able to find 1 stop flights with somewhere around 14 to 18 hours of travel time.

screenshot from Momondo

You can also turn these into 2-in-1 trips and visit both Paris (or Amsterdam) and Spain for around $568 CAD including taxes.

1. Try looking for a regular roundtrip flight first, using the instructions above. It will help to first have an idea of cheaper dates to try.

2. Go to Momondo

Change the Trip Type to 'Multi City' (not available on the mobile site).

3. Search for a flight like this one:

Seattle (SEA) to Paris, France (PAR)
Paris, France (PAR) to Barcelona, Spain (BCN)
Barcelona, Spain (BCN) to Seattle (SEA)


Seattle (SEA) to Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS)
Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS) to Barcelona, Spain (BCN)
Barcelona, Spain (BCN) to Seattle (SEA)

4. Try using start and end dates that are similar to the regular roundtrip dates that you found.

For the middle flight, you may need to use a date that is less than a few days from your first flight.

For example:

Mar 14 to Mar 16 to Mar 28 -- cheap
Mar 14 to Mar 21 to Mar 28 -- not cheap

If you try extending the middle date beyond a few days (say: Mar 14 to Mar 21 to Mar 28), it may bump up the price quite a bit.

Another nice thing about turning these into 2-in-1 trips is that the flight durations may improve.

You can see in the screenshot below that it's now a non-stop flight from Seattle to Paris, and a quick 1 stop flight on the way back.

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

screenshot from Momondo

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One Response to "Seattle to Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, Malaga, Valencia) - $465 to $535 CAD roundtrip including taxes | off-season flights"

    Has keitherson been here?
       keitherson on November 13th, 2017

    Thank you so much, I've been waiting for cheap flights with oneworld on Delta and KLM for a while from Vancouver to accrue to my AA account!

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