American Airlines and US Airways have published some pretty amazing fares to Europe from North America. These are likely mistake fares and will not last long. I recommend you book them now. Although American Airlines does not allow cancellations within 24 hours, it does one better: you can put your reservation on hold for 24 hours and decide later if you want to book and pay. (HT to The Flight Deal)
Check out the original post for a list of origins and destinations. There are very few cities that appear to be excluded. Fares are nearly as low from the West Coast as they are from the East! You can even get weekend mileage runs with two stops and a same-day turns!
These are likely mistake fares, not fuel dumps. Looking at a fare breakdown on ITA Matrix you can see that the YR fuel surcharge for one such flight is still over $500, but the base fare each way is only $58. Don’t forget to read my previous posts about how to use ITA Matrix. To find out where American Airlines or US Airways fly, I suggest you check out OpenFlights.org and search the airline’s name to see their route map. (I prefer it to the airlines’ own route maps.)
Also keep in mind that these fares may not be the best way of earning elite status close to the end of the year. I’ve been considering a premium economy ticket from Seattle to Tokyo for roughly $2,000. It would earn about 30,000 Elite Qualifying Points thanks to a 1.5X multiplier for British Airways T fares. It would take four of these round-trips to Europe (booked in the O class) to earn the same number of EQPs. But if you’re after Elite Qualifying Miles, not points, or have a lower goal, then maybe they still make sense.