Are you planning a trip to Europe? Finding a flight that won’t break the bank is one of the biggest challenges facing budget travelers. While airfare to Europe from the US might not be cheap, there are actually more deals than ever if you know where to look.
There are a number of websites that will flag interesting flight sales for you (including our flights blog!), but sometimes going straight to the source is the most effective way to score a great round-trip fare, especially when airlines announce flash sales. After all, being the first to book is almost always the key to scoring flash sale fares.
Below, we’ve listed 18 airlines that fly from the US to Europe, with links to their newsletters. Signing up for all of them might be a little overwhelming (although it’s not too much for serious budget travelers to handle!). We’d recommend at least signing up for some of the airlines that serve the destinations you routinely visit.
Good luck scoring some cheapo flights!
Airline newsletter signup pages
Here are the top airline newsletters serving Europe from the United States.
Best for: Flying to Ireland and Britain
Sometimes “the luck of the Irish” can help you score a good deal. If you love traveling to Ireland or Britain, Aer Lingus should be near the top of your list when looking for deals. This Irish airline recently had a $499 RT fare to Dublin that would have put you in the middle of the action on St. Patrick’s Day. You can choose your departure airport when you sign up to customize the deals you receive.
Sign up for the Aer Lingus newsletter here.
Best for: Flying to Paris, Air France frequent flyers
Although it seems harder to find a great deal on Air France these days than it used to, it’s still worth subscribing to keep on top of their deals. They occasionally offer cheapo-friendly fares and often blast out frequent flyer specials (even as low as 12,500 miles one-way from the US to Paris).
Sign up for Air France newsletter.
Best for: Flying to Italy
Is your idea of the perfect vacation include sipping an espresso in Rome or drifting along the canals of Venice? Learn about the latest services and promotions when you sign up for the Alitalia newsletter.
Sign up for the Alitalia newsletter.
Best for: AAdvantage members
In order to hear about American’s deals to Europe, you must signup for their AAdvantage program, which is free to join.
Sign up for AAdvantage.
Best for: Flying to London
Are you looking for deals to London and the UK? You should sign up for British Airways’ Executive Club to help save a few pounds on your next visit. If the name sounds too fancy, don’t fret. Anyone can register, and they’ll send frequent deals even to Cheapos like us!
Sign up for British Airways newsletter.
Best for: Europe-wide discounts, SkyMiles members
Sign up for their SkyMiles frequent flyer program to learn about their latest Europe-wide deals by email. Along with keeping track of your miles and Delta flights, you can also be the first to learn about vacation specials and promotions.
Sign up for the Delta newsletter.
Best for: European flash sales and top-rated service
For one of the world’s highest-rated airlines, Emirates offers a surprising number of flash sales throughout the year. (Our favorite recent Emirates sale was $899 for two tickets to Italy from New York JFK. That’s a deal.) Remember that an Emirates flight, even in economy, includes fancy perks, like four-course meals (with wine), free Wi-Fi, and over 2,500 channels on the in-flight entertainment system.
Sign up for the Emirates newsletter.
Best for: Flights to Spain
Best for: Stop-over visits to Iceland
Well known for their fabulous stop-over policy that allows you to visit Reykjavik for no additional cost on your way to major European hubs, Icelandair often offers enticing deals and last-minute ticket sales. Be the first to find out about these deals when you sign up for the Net Club.
Sign up for Icelandair newsletter.
Best for: Flights to Amsterdam, connections throughout Europe
Be among the first to know about special offers from this airline based out of the Netherlands. With Amsterdam as their hub, you can find some excellent prices for connecting flights across Europe.
Sign up for the KLM newsletter.
Best for: Flights to Germany
This German airline flies all over Europe, and they announce major sales to top destinations 4-5 times a year. Sign up to receive their general newsletter or their country-specific newsletters.
Sign up for the Lufthansa newsletter.
Best for: Low-cost budget flights (with minimal perks) to Europe
Norwegian has rolled out several cheap flights since it launched their trans-Atlantic service in 2013. This year, they featured $175 flights to Paris on their newsletter, as well as other deals to Stockholm, London, and beyond. Their most recent non-stop route is to Barcelona that they launched in September 2016.
Sign up for the Norwegian newsletter here.
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
Best for: Flights to (and through) Scandinavia
Sign up for the SAS newsletter here.
Best for: Flights to Portugal
Sign up for the TAP newsletter here.
Best for: Mileage Plus members
Like American and Delta, you must join United’s frequent flyer program (Mileage Plus) in order to hear about flight sales. Anyone can join for free.
Join Mileage Plus.
Best for: Flights to London
Based in London and Manchester, this British airline is well-known for its famous founder Richard Branson and cheeky service. Join the Flying Club to receive exclusive offers and last-minute promotions.
Sign up for the Virgin Atlantic newsletter here.
Do you have any favorite airline email deals that we missed? Let us know in the comments section below.
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