Our weekly roundup of this week’s deepest airfare discounts!
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The flight deal gurus at Thrifty Traveler have teamed up with SFGate to provide a weekly roundup of the best domestic and international flight deals from the San Francisco Bay Area.
This week our deals include flights from Bay Area airports to Prague, Nashville, Zurich, Barcelona, Dallas, and Portland. All fares listed are round trip. We will only suggest highly restricted “Basic Economy” fares for flights of less than two hours.
(This is our weekly feature called Friday Fare Deals. If you are a Bay Area bargain hunter, be sure to tune in each Friday morning or sign up for our free bi-weekly email alerts. )
DALLAS: If you’re looking for cheap flights to Texas, here’s your chance! Flights from San Jose to Dallas Love Field are just $156 right now with Alaska Airlines. This nonstop route typically costs over $200. This flight deal is available January through May. This fare is also available from San Francisco to Dallas Fort Worth, but is flying American basic economy, which doesn’t include advance seat assignment. Alaska Airlines fares include advance seat assignment and a free carry-on.
$156 – San Jose (SJC) to Dallas (DAL) – Alaska Airlines
NASHVILLE: Alaska fares to Nashville are sub-$200 right now! Take advantage of this nonstop fare from San Francisco to Nashville, available February through March. Flights to Music City are typically $270+. Alaska Airlines fares include advance seat assignment and a free carry-on.
$196 – San Francisco (SFO) to Nashville (BNA) – Alaska Airlines
PORTLAND: Fly to Portland for $110! Alaska Airlines’ nonstop route from San Francisco to Portland often costs more than $190, so take advantage of this awesome flight deal ASAP. This deal is available from January through May. Alaska Airlines fares include advance seat assignment and a free carry-on.
$110 – San Francisco (SFO) to Portland (PDX) – Alaska Airlines
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BARCELONA: United is adding two unusual nonstop roundtrips between SFO and Barcelona on February 23 and 27 to shuttle travelers to a big tech convention. If you are interested, you can fly roundtrip for as little as $350 in basic economy or $520 in regular economy (on the Feb 27 flight only). You’ll take the nonstop United B777 on the way over and then fly Lufthansa or Swiss on a one-stop return.
$350-$520 – San Francisco (SFO) to Barcelona BCN – United Airlines (nonstop)
ZURICH: Want to explore Switzerland? Take advantage of Delta’s cheap flights to Zurich. Flights to Zurich from the Bay Area typically cost $700 – $800 in May, so don’t wait to book this one. Best availability this January through May. This flight deal is available on Delta, with just one stop each way. Fly Delta’s basic economy for $324 and get a free carry-on but no advance seat assignment, or upgrade to economy for $180 to get advance seat assignment.
$324 – San Francisco (SFO) to Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) – Delta Airlines basic economy (upgrade for $180 more to get advance seat assignment: $504 total)
PRAGUE: If you haven’t been to Eastern Europe, take this opportunity and book a cheap flight to Prague! Flights to the capital of Czechia (formerly Czech Republic) are typically $800+, so you can save $300 on flights right now. This fare is available on SWISS airlines, a Star Alliance member. This is their basic economy fare, which includes free carry-on but not advance seat assignment. Upgrade for $110 to get advance seat assignment. This fare is available January through March and September through December. Some flights flying American partner British Airways are event cheaper at $500 in fall. Just one short stop each way. Book ASAP!
$512 – San Francisco (SFO) to Prague, Czechia (PRG) – SWISS Airlines (upgrade for $110 more to get advance seat assignment: $622 total)
All flights are best found via the Google Flights links list here. New to Google Flights? Check out Thrifty Traveler’s guide. All fares are round-trip and valid at the time of posting, but as always, are subject to change.
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