Amazing flight deals to Europe this fall

In the world of air fares, there are no absolute guarantees, but this trend seems clear: it might just be the best time to fly to Europe this decade. Check historic prices against today’s jaw-dropping deals – available for travel now – and I predict you’ll be Google searching for “the best restaurants along the Seine” in no time.

Autumn tariffs to Europe

Looking at different prices for different years, you will quickly see that 2018 is the cheapest time to fly, at least on these routes. All are round trip fares for fall travel and all were found at the end of last week using Farecompare.com’s buy per month / buy per season tool called Getaway Map (there are similar rate finder tools on other sites).

These were the best fall deals available when found, but keep in mind that prices may have changed since then as the cheapest places are still limited.

New York to Paris

Boston to Dublin

Los Angeles to Oslo

Could these 2016 tariffs have been a fluke, perhaps unusually high? It doesn’t appear to be the case, but let’s compare today’s fall rates to those of last year. It looks like the rates went down in 2017, but the current fall rates are still cheaper.

Boston to Paris

Chicago to Reykjavik

San Francisco to London

Spring rates to Europe

OK, so the fall season is one of the cheapest times to fly year round – only winter is cheaper – but many people prefer Europe to spring. The good news is that spring tickets are also cheaper. The following historic fares for 2014 and 2015 were special selling prices advertised by various airlines for return flights in March, April and May. They are placed next to the spring rates in effect for travel in 2019.

Boston to Barcelona

  • 2014: $ 1,355
  • 2015: $ 1,057
  • 2019: $ 340

Los Angeles to London

  • 2014: $ 953
  • 2015: $ 899
  • 2019: $ 412

New York to Dublin

  • 2014: $ 737
  • 2015: $ 681
  • 2019: $ 384

Summer prices to Europe

Sorry, but it’s a little too early to buy summer fares right now. Oh, hell, here’s an example anyway: in 2008, I found a June deal for Dallas in Zurich for $ 797; As of now, you can now purchase a Dallas-Zurich ticket to travel in June 2019 for $ 773. In fact, you will probably pay less than that if you wait a few months because the airlines have yet to start actively managing summer prices. But why wait? Amazing deals to Europe are available for fall travel now.

FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney is an airline industry insider and leading air travel media resource. Follow Rick (@rickseaney) and never pay too much for plane tickets again.