Prices for international flights have dropped to some of their lowest levels in recent years. This is true across both economy and business class for a variety of segments and are available at various times throughout the year.
All prices listed below are in US dollars.
Hops to London
Are you looking for a nonstop option between New York and London this July? United is offering economy class fares for as low as $420. Traditionally, the cheapest options nonstop in coach are usually north of $800.
Heading Down Under
A coach trip to Sydney might be in the cards for some this August. A nonstop flight in economy checks in at just $698 on a mixed Virgin Australia and Delta itinerary out of Los Angeles.
On a long flight like this, Delta’s Premium Select on a 777 might be more of your jam. You can expect to pay about $1,800 for a roundtrip nonstop option. Normally, this would be selling in the mid-$2,000s.
Of course, the crown jewel on this route would be a ride in a Delta One Suite. Normally (on the low-side) this route costs between $6,000 and $7,000. Now, Delta is offering this route for $4,200.
Adventure in Asia
Between Frankfurt and Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific is offering nonstop economy class fares for $633 this July (or just under €600). This is at a discount compared to traditional $1,000+ fares.
Winter getaway to South America
Los Angeles to Sao Paulo this November on American Airlines is available for just $411 roundtrip. Normally, American charges over $1,000 for this route.
If you want to fly business class on the same route, Aeromexico will charge just $672.
Safari in Africa
For $635, you can fly between New York and Nairobi in August on SWISS in economy class
A London to Cape Town itinerary on KLM and Kenya Airways this August is available for $2,700 in business class. A decline from the traditional $3,500+ itinerary.
Trips to the Middle East
Sao Paulo to Tel Aviv is a long flight. LATAM is offering business class onboard a Boeing 787 for $1,200 this August.
Los Angeles to Istanbul nonstop on Turkish Airlines’ Boeing 787 is available for $912 roundtrip. Normally, this route is about $1,500 or more.
Should I book travel?
Some of these international flight fares are available later into 2020, depending on your itinerary and preferred airline. While these fares are enticing, passengers should keep in mind that the situation is fluid and it is unclear what the world will look like even later this year.
That being said, purchasing extra travel insurance may be a good idea. And, some airlines are offering change fee waivers for travel booked in April. Make sure you carefully take note of your ticket’s conditions as well as any travel insurance policies available.
Will you take advantage of any of these fares? Let us know in the comments!