Thinking of planning a trip across the pond this fall? Here are four airfare sales that will make your wallet feel better. Advertised prices include all air taxes and fees, but additional baggage fees may also apply.
Aer Lingus: Round–trip flights from $599
Fly from: Boston, Chicago, New York City, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, or Houston.
Fly to: Dublin or Shannon (from $599); Madrid (from $759); Edinburgh (from $760); London (from $770); Barcelona or Rome (from $799); Venice, Brusssels, or Dusseldorf (from $829); or Paris (from $859).
Travel dates: Book flights by August 30, 2012 for travel Nov. 5 - Dec. 17, 2012 and Jan. 9 - Mar. 31, 2013.
Finnair: Round–trip flights from $729
Fly from: New York City (JFK).
Fly to: Helsinki, Riga, Stockholm, Tallinn, or Vilnius (from $729); St. Petersburg (from $749); or Moscow (from $759).
Travel dates: Book flights by Sept. 10, 2012 for travel to Helsinki between Oct. 1 - Dec. 12, 2012 and Jan. 7 - Mar. 25, 2013; travel to Moscow, Riga, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, and Vilnius between Nov. 1 - Dec. 7, 2012.
KLM Royal Dutch: Round–trip flights from $765
Fly from: Atlanta, Boston, Washington D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago, or Houston.
Fly to: Kiev (from $765); Barcelona (from $831); Rome (from $898); London (from $922); Oslo (from $944); Copenhagen (from $951); Madrid or Amsterdam (from $988); Lisbon (from $999). Check here for more city options.
Travel dates: Book flights by Sept. 6, 2012 for travel thru Dec. 12, 2012.
Alitalia: Round–trip flights from $896
Fly from: New York City, Boston, or Miami.
Fly to: Milan (from $896); Rome (from $898); Genoa (from $928); Florence (from $930); Naples (from $935); Venice (from $951); or various Italian cities.
Travel dates: Book your flight by Sept. 6, 2012 for travel thru Oct. 31, 2012. Sign up for the Alitalia email newsletter and get an e–coupon that will save you $50 on fares booked by Dec. 31, 2012 for travel by Mar. 31, 2013.
It's also a good idea to keep an eye on websites like Airfare Watchdog and Fly.com for last-minute airfare steals, and of course, check our Real Deals page—it's updated several times a week with the latest budget–friendly travel deals.
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