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American Airlines and her Oneworld Alliance partners are offering some great deals to Switzerland from New York’s JFK. While we often get good prices from the northeast to this area, not only are these rock bottom fares but the main cabin options are also great too. These prices are good in fall and winter of this year, allowing for sightseeing and Alpine skiing. These prices include weekend departures, and are good for Thanksgiving travel too, allowing you to maximize vacation time. Sightly lower prices are available but require notably longer layovers.

  • Zurich from $253 ($329 main cabin)
  • Basel from $288 ($408 main cabin)

a city with a river and a bridge

As noted, the lowest prices are basic economy which includes meals and a carry-on. But the prices for main cabin are excellent too, and you should probably just book those for the seat selection and checked bag. Those are generally available by booking direct, while the basic economy fares are also on OTAs. I’d expect these prices to move back up about $100 – $150 more relatively soon, so hop on these now if you’re looking for Swiss flights at a great price.

Sample Route

  • Departure: New York JFK
  • Stops: Philadelphia outbound, Madrid inbound
  • Arrival: Zurich

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How to Book

  • Follow link for sample dates or search your favorite OTA / Google Flights for departure and destination

Travel Dates

  • Mid-September through early December 2019
  • 7-day stay required

Where to Stay Zurich & Basel

Things to Do in Zurich & Basel

Good luck and happy flying!

(SEE ALSO: The Top Destination I Want to Visit on Each Continent)

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