Air France / KLM Royal Dutch – $618 (Regular Economy) / $488 (Basic Economy): Houston – Barcelona, Spain. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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A good fare to Barcelona. Must purchase by tonight.

ITA will show prices of $515 for Basic Economy. When using the same dates on Air France, Air France should price the same fare at $618 for Regular Economy and $488 for Basic Economy.

The regular economy fare at $618 includes for a normal size carry-on and ONE checked bag.

The $488 is a Basic Economy fare. The International Basic Economy fares with Delta, Air France, and KLM Royal Dutch:

  • Do not get advanced seat assignment
  • Do not get checked bags (instead they are $60 each way)
  • Are not allowed any changes
  • Do not get cancellations. If you cancel after the 24 hour risk free period, the Basic Economy fare will have no value for any future purchase.

Most online travel agencies are not properly displaying these fares with Delta, Air France, KLM as Basic Economy. 

Barcelona, Spain. Photo: Connie Ma via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • October 22nd – 29th, 2019
    • This is a sample date. See below for more available travel dates

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel in March 2019 and from late-October 2019 – early-December 2019 and from late-December 2019 – January 2020. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure and by March 5th, 2019 — TODAY!

Note: This fare is valid at the time of posting. If this post is more than two days old, the fare is most likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

The following instructs ITA to search for the Basic Economy fare. Using those dates on Air France, you will be presented with an option to upgrade to the regular economy fare.

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: IAH
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
      • Textbox 1: AF ams,cdg AF
      • Textbox 2: maxconnect 240
    • Destination: BCN
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: 
      • Textbox 1: AF ams,cdg AF
      • Textbox 2: maxconnect 240
    • Click on the “Advanced Routing Codes” link to enable advanced routing code input
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Enter departure date
    • Length of stay: 3-10
      • The maximum search range is 7 days, so enter ranges in this format: 0-7, 3-10, 5-12, etc.

The ITA search page should look like the following when all values are inputted.

You cannot buy tickets through ITA. To buy tickets, follow our instructions below in the “How to Buy Airline Tickets” section.

Fare Class:

  • V

Sample Routing:

  • IAH – CDG (Paris) – BCN (Barcelona) – CDG – IAH

Sample Mileage:

Air France and KLM Royal Dutch are members of the SkyTeam Alliance and Delta partners. Mileage earning with Delta is below.

  • Miles Flown: 11,092 miles or 5.6 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 11,092 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 2,773 miles

How to Buy Airline Tickets:

  • Support us by using our Air France link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
  • On Air France:
    • “Light fares” means Basic Economy with NO checked bag
    • “Standard” means Regular economy with ONE checked bag included


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