Citing recent terrorist attacks in France, the UK, Sweden, and Russia, the US State Department today issued an alert asking Americans traveling to Europe to take extra precautions and increase their vigilance during their travels. The alert is to remain in place until September 1, 2017.
The alert itself cited no specific threat, but simply asks that Americans do their due diligence when traveling in countries that may carry extra risks to visitors.
The text, exactly as released by the State Department on May 1, 2017:
Maybe not as catchy as stopping to smell the roses, but Lufthansa has put Amsterdam (and the rest of Europe) on sale for this Spring.
The lowest fare to Amsterdam that I could find is a very attractive $480 from Denver. From most East Coast gateways to Amsterdam is still attractive in the low $600 range.
Aside from AMS, Boston (Aboard the A350!!) to Madrid or Barcelona can be booked for only $469. San Jose to Copenhagen is priced in the mid $600 range.
In fact, most European destinations can be booked for fares ranging between $600-$900 during this promotion.
The sale runs through March 15, 2017. Departing flights must take place between April 7 and April 30, while return travel must happen by October 30, 2017. You must purchase your tickets at least 7 days ahead of your departure.
Lufthansa launched a fare sale today that offers about the lowest prices that you’ll find between their US gateways and Europe. The fare sale lasts until midnight, Novmember 16.
The best fare for this promo is a $450 ticket thats available between Washington DC and Stockholm, Sweden. Denver – Amsterdam comes in at a close second for only $480. From the west coast the best deal appears to be Los Angeles to Prague for only $829.
Most fares between the US and Europe for this sale fall between $700 (East Coast / Mid-West) and $1100 (West Coast).
The fare sale covers departures taking place between November 18 and December 13, while return travel can take place all the way out to June 13, 2017. The only other restrictions include a Saturday night stay and 3 day advance purchase requirement.