Spring fever hits early with discounted flights to Europe

Forget the snow, forget the winter. Trade in your down coat for a cardigan, and hot tea for iced tea (in your mind, if nowhere else). It’s time to start thinking about spring.

The springtime sales on European flights have started. American Airlines has a slew of cheapies from the US — including San Francisco-London for $569 (after taxes) and Chicago-Frankfurt for $527 (after taxes). Book your ticket by February 10, and travel outbound by April 2, and inbound by May 2.

American has also extended its companion ticket offer to the UK and the Caribbean for AAdvantage members. Book the qualifying ticket by March 31, then use the 2nd ticket by December 31. It’s not without a little spending, though. The companion flight might be free, but you’ll still have to pay the taxes and fees.

Delta also has discounted Europe flights from either New York City or Atlanta, including JFK-Madrid $454 (after taxes) or Atlanta-Milan $598 (after taxes). Book by February 2, and travel February 2-April 2.

And Travelzoo tips us off to Air France’s New York City-Dublin that’s a mere $328 (after taxes). Travel through April 2.