British Airways Fare Alert: Düsseldorf – Los Angeles $383 RT

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British Airways has published a great fare for travel between Düsseldorf and Los Angeles (via London Heathrow) for late 2017 and early 2018. At just $383 roundtrip (approximately £300 or €340) this fare is excellent value. Unlike airlines such as WOW and Norwegian (from whom we’re more used to seeing low fares to the West Coast), this fare includes 2 pieces of carry on luggage and a checked bag too.

The Headlines

  • Tickets must be issued before 15 July 2017
  • The rules state that the fare is valid for these dates:
    • 30 October 2017 – 14 December 2017
    • 7 January 2018 – 22 March 2018
    • 4 April 2018 – 17 May 2018
  • Minimum stay is 6 days
  • Maximum stay is 3 months
  • No stopovers permitted


With quite a lot of good fares I often find that availability is limited and you have to be prepared to be pretty flexible if you want to get the cheapest price and the best routing combined….but that’s not the case here.

Availability throughout the published dates is excellent:

While the dates the fare is valid for don’t coincide with the Christmas or Spring school vacations (they rarely do when it comes to great Economy Class fares) they do coincide with a number of countries’ February vacations – that could be a big bonus to families looking to take a break.

The Flights

Not only is availability very good but travelers aren’t limited to just one or two flights either. There are numerous departure and connection choices in both directions so it should be pretty easy to tailor a trip that works well for you.

Departing Düsseldorf:

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The bottom flight out of this list would probably work best if you need to position to Düsseldorf to make the most of this fare (you shouldn’t need to book a hotel for the night before the trip).

Departing Los Angeles:

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Here’s a full itinerary priced up……

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…..and here’s that itinerary on (albeit priced in Euros):

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Finding The Fare

Considering just how widely available this fare appears to be you shouldn’t have any trouble finding it regardless of which internet site you prefer to use.

I found the fare using the ITA Matrix too using the following parameters:

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Bottom Line

If you don’t live in Düsseldorf then you’ll have to factor in the cost of any positioning flights you need to take in order to take advantage of this fare – if you’re Avios rich (or if you have a plentiful supply of any other type of airline currency) then those could be used to keep costs right down.

A word of warning: Before assuming this is the best fare for you make sure you price up flights from your home town and see how they compare. For some people this fares will be fantastic but, for others, once they factor in additional traveling costs it may not be worth it.


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