American – $655 (Regular Economy) / $495 (Basic Economy): Denver – Frankfurt, Germany. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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A good sale to Frankfurt.

The regular economy fare at $655 from American, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia includes ONE checked luggage, a normal size carry-on and advance seat assignment.

The $495 fare is a Basic Economy/Economy Light fare. These Basic Economy/Economy Light fare:

  • Do not allow for advance seat assignment
  • Do not include checked bags (they are $60 each way)
  • Do not allow for changes
  • Do not allow for cancellations so if you cancel after the 24 hour risk free period, the Basic Economy version will have no value for future purchase

Most online travel agencies are not properly displaying these fares with American, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia as Basic Economy.

Frankfurt am Main. Photo: Tim Benedict Pou via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • May 8th – 15th, 2019
    • This is a sample date. See below for more available travel dates.

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel in early-May 2019 for Monday through Thursday departures and returns. A 7-day minimum stay is required. Must purchase at least 28 days in advance of departure.

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:

This instructs ITA to search for the Basic Economy fare. When using the same dates on Priceline, you will be presented with an option to upgrade to the regular fare.

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: DEN
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
      • Textbox 1: aa CLT,DFW aa
      • Textbox 2: maxconnect 240
    • Destination: FRA
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: 
      • Textbox 1: aa CLT,DFW aa
      • 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:

  • O

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $482.00

Sample Routing:

  • DEN – DFW (Dallas) – FRA (Frankfurt) – CLT (Charlotte) – DEN

Sample Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 11,488 miles or 5.7 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 11,488 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 2,410 miles

How to Buy Airline Tickets:

  • Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
  • From the search results, select the basic economy fare at $495 after which you will have the option to select the regular economy fare at $655. The regular economy fare includes ONE checked luggage, a normal size carry-on and advance seat assignment.


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