We strongly encourage our readers to refrain from non-essential travel these next few weeks. Due to COVID-19 we will only feature fares that have availability for travel from August 2021 onward. We will continually assess if that needs to move to an even later date.
A good sale for nonstop service to Rome.
American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia’s $665 fare is a regular economy fare with ONE checked luggage and normal size carry-on
American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia also have a $515 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 $75 each way for the 1st bag and $100 for the 2nd
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 travel
Most online travel agencies are not properly displaying these fares with American / British Airways / Finnair / Iberia as BASIC ECONOMY.
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Rome, Italy – Photo: Bert Kaufmann via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)
Sample Travel Date:
August 17th – 24th
This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
Valid for travel in August. A 7 day minimum stay is required. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 28 days in advance of departure
Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
Departing from: PHL
Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
Textbox 1: aa
This is instructing ITA to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on Priceline and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to the regular economy fare.
Return Advanced Routing Code:
Textbox 1: aa
(Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted
You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
PHL – FCO (Rome) – PHL
Miles Flown: 8,714 miles
Elite Qualifying Miles: 8,714 miles
Redeemable Miles: 2,755 miles
How to Buy:
Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
Select the $515 fare in the search results and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to a regular fare for $150 more (or $665 total roundtrip). The regular fare with advance seat assignment and ONE checked bag included.
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