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2014
12
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:

https://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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2012
24
July
Finally, some cheap summer fares to Europe - $649 roundtrip after taxes



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2012
13
April
Calgary to Scotland in May - $599 roundtrip after taxes

Breaking: May 24 to June 1 from Calgary to Paris just dropped to $648 roundtrip after taxes on Air Transat. This is officially the cheapest flight I have ever seen to Paris from YYC.
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2012
27
January
Calgary to Manchester, UK - $399 roundtrip after taxes!

Update 1: It looks like Air Transat has added more dates, and cheap ones to London as well, for $399 roundtrip after taxes...

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2011
16
September
Calgary to Scotland or the UK - $568 to $592 roundtrip after taxes

(Yes, Scotland is in the UK too, it's a poorly worded title, sorry)

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2011
8
April
May flights to the UK just dropped - ~$633 roundtrip after tax

I've been waiting for these ones to drop, May is the unofficial start of the Europe travel season.

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2010
23
September
Calgary to the UK - $537 roundtrip after tax over Christmas...sort of.

Thomas Cook just dropped the price of their December 16 to January 12 flights to London and Manchester, UK down to $537 roundtrip after tax.

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2010
27
August
September flights to Manchester, UK just dropped - $584 roundtrip after tax

A large number of Air Transat flights to Manchester in September have fallen to $584 roundtrip after tax...

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2010
16
August
Calgary to Manchester, UK - $584 roundtrip after tax

Air Transat just dropped the price of their August 27 to September 19 flight down to $584 roundtrip after tax.

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2010
11
July
Finally some summer Europe relief - $638 roundtrip after tax in August

Europe has been ridiculously expensive for summer travel this year. Until now.

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