American – $571 (Regular Economy) / $461 (Basic Economy): Atlanta / Detroit / Kansas City / Minneapolis – Milan, Italy. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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A good fare to Milan. Must purchase by tonight.

The regular economy fare at $571 with American, British Airways, Finnair, and Iberia includes ONE checked luggage and normal size carry-on.

The $461 fare but it is a Basic Economy/Economy Light fare. These Basic Economy/Economy Light fares: 

  • 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, Iberia as Basic Economy. 

Galleria Vittorio Emanuel, Milan, Italy. Photo: Dennis Matheson via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Atlanta
  • November 5th – 13th, 2019
    • This is a sample date. See below for more available travel dates

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel in early-March and from late-October 2019 – early-December 2019 and in mid-January 2020 for Sunday through Wednesday departures and for Tuesday through Friday returns. Must purchase at least 1 day 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. When using those dates on Orbitz, you will be presented with an option to upgrade to a regular economy fare.

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: ATL
      • For travel from Detroit, enter “DTW” into the departure field
      • For travel from Kansas City, enter “MCI” into the departure field
      • For travel from Minneapolis, enter “MSP” into the departure field
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
      • Textbox 1: aa aa

      • Textbox 2: -overnight
    • Destination: MXP
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: 
      • Textbox 1: aa aa

      • Textbox 2: -overnight
    • 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:

  • $461.00

Sample Routing:

  • ATL – MIA (Miami) – MXP (Milan) – MIA – ATL

Sample Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 11,028 miles or 5.1 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 11,028 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 2,305 miles

How to Buy Airline Tickets:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
  • Select the basic economy $461 fare in the search results after which you’ll be presented with the option to upgrade to a regular economy fare at $571. The regular economy fare includes advance seat assignment and ONE checked bag.


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