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2014
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August
Calgary to Europe | Nov 2014 to Apr 2015 from $680 roundtrip including taxes

Edinburgh, Scotland

Air France and KLM are currently showing some very unusual airfare price drops from Calgary to Europe. By my estimate, they've dropped certain routes around 35-40% below their typical average cost.

Here's how to find and book these flights...

1. Start with a search using Google Flights Explore, from Calgary to Europe:

http://www.ydeals.com/go/google-flights-explore

Look for destinations and date combinations from Calgary to Europe that are in the $600s (roundtrip, including taxes). Prices on Google Flights Explore are in $USD.

2. Take your destination and dates that you found, and try searching on either of the following airline sites to make your booking:

Air France - Air France Canada

KLM - KLM Canada

You could also try a 3 day flexible date search using Kayak

Prices on the sites above will be in $CAD.

The price drops appear to be concentrated between the date range of November 2014 and April 2015.

Here are some examples of the cheapest destinations I've seen from Calgary, and have verified that the price is actually bookable...
(prices are roundtrip, including taxes)

Manchester, England (MAN) - $680
Birmingham, England (BHX) - $682
Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI) - $682
Glasgow, Scotland (GLA) - $682
Newcastle, England (NCL) - $685
Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) - $696
London, England (LON) - $702

There could definitely be other cities available in the $600s and $700s, so it's worth trying various cities in Europe, as the KLM and Air France network covers much of Europe.

Also keep in mind that with Air France you can usually get a free extended stopover in Paris, France. The same goes for Amsterdam with KLM.

Multi City Trips

You may also be able to find some great multi-city trips, involving Paris or Amsterdam, and the destinations listed above.

For these price drops, I've found that Orbitz is a good place for verifying and booking these Multi-City flights. Just change the flight type from Round Trip to Multi-City when you start your search.

Try looking for flights from Calgary to 'X Destination' (from the list above), to Paris (CDG), to Vancouver. The price could very well come back in the $600-$700 range.

Or try Calgary to Paris (CDG) to 'X Destination' to Calgary. The price could be low for that as well.

Or try the same thing, but using Amsterdam (AMS) instead of Paris.

How long?

These are not an advertised price drops, so it's impossible to say how long they will last.

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10 Responses to "Calgary to Europe | Nov 2014 to Apr 2015 from $680 roundtrip including taxes"


    Has wilson been here?
       wilson on August 12th, 2014

    I just booked a flight to Germany via KLM, thank you so much Chris Myden for the information provided as this is an excellent deal. The best

    Has Shaun been here?
       Shaun on August 13th, 2014

    I can't get any prices to show that low on google explorer. I've looked at several months, with several trip duration's and several destinations and the cheapest I could see was to London for $792.

    Has Sarah been here?
       Sarah on August 13th, 2014

    Shaun - I also have tried all this morning on different cities and I can find barely any flights on Google that are lower than 800 incl tax and none that are in the $600s.

    Has Sarah been here?
       Sarah on August 13th, 2014

    Me again - Edmonton is SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper to fly out of. Found flights in the $500 in October/November to Glasgow & London.

    Has Chris_Myden been here?
       Chris_Myden on August 13th, 2014

    No problem Wilson!

    Sarah: I'm guessing that is with Icelandair? Since choosing Edmonton as one of their airports to fly out of (last year) they have had a *huge* impact on prices to Europe. Hopefully they will one day decide to fly out of Calgary as well.

    Looks like KLM and Air France's prices are back up this morning.

    Has Fred been here?
       Fred on August 13th, 2014

    I can't seem to find any of these cheap prices...especially not return prices...cheapest I've found is around 1k. =(

    Has Marc been here?
       Marc on August 13th, 2014

    We found some great prices to Paris for March/April 2015 (<$700) with="" google="" flight="" explorer,="" but="" we="" couldn't="" book="" them="" online.="" a="" call="" to="" air="" france="" revealed="" that="" those="" prices="" weren't="" valid.="" boo!="">

    Has Mike been here?
       Mike on August 14th, 2014

    The Air France and KLM fares returned to their usual level yesterday morning. Need to act quickly, as always!

    Has Matt Thibault been here?
       Matt Thibault on August 28th, 2014

    A little late, but wanted to say thank you for this deal. I booked round trip to Paris for $653, and even get to spend 15 hours in Amsterdam on the way back!

    Has Chris_Myden been here?
       Chris_Myden on August 28th, 2014

    Nice! Have a great time over there Matt!

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