International Flight Prices Are Dropping Around The World


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.

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International flights are available at some of the lowest fares in recent years. Photo: Getty Images

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.

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Newark to London on United for $419. Screenshot: Google Flights

If you want to fly in British Airways’ new Club Suite, a nonstop flight between New York-JFK and London-Heathrow is available for $2,945. Normally, a flight like this is north of $4,000.

Club Suite for under $3,000! Screenshot: Google Flights

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.

Economy from Los Angeles to Sydney for only $700! Screenshot: Google Flights

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.

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A nonstop from Los Angeles to Sydney in Delta Premium Select for $1,800. Screenshot: Google Flights

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.

Delta One Suite down to Sydney for $4,200. Screenshot: Google Flights

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.

Frankfurt to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific. Screenshot: Google Flights

Qatar Airways is offering the same route via a stop in Doha with a roundtrip leg on a Qsuite-equipped plane for $1,758. A trip like this is normally between the mid-$2,000s and lower $3,000s.

Frankfurt to Hong Kong via Qatar Airways. Screenshot: Google Flights

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.

LAX to GRU for $411. Screenshot: Google Flights

If you want to fly business class on the same route, Aeromexico will charge just $672.

Aeromexico LAX to GRU. Screenshot: Google Flights

Safari in Africa

For $635, you can fly between New York and Nairobi in August on SWISS in economy class

Economy class in SWISS to Nairobi. Screenshot: Google Flights

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.

London to Cape Town for under $3,000 in business class. Screenshot: Google Flights

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.

LATAM’s low fares to Tel Aviv. Screenshot: Google Flights

Los Angeles to Istanbul nonstop on Turkish Airlines’ Boeing 787 is available for $912 roundtrip. Normally, this route is about $1,500 or more.

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Turkish Airlines Boeing 787 between Los Angeles and Istanbul. Screenshot: Google Flights

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!