I am planning on flying from Seattle to Bergen, Norway sometime this summer. SAS along with all other airlines kicked in full summer fares after January 1st. Starting in May and going until the end of September ranges from $1,100-$1,700. These fares were typical in years past and they managed to fill the planes.
I am finding these airfares excessive considering the current events in the US. Many people can't afford to spend that much and people still have a fear of flying. For fun I started to book tickets at $1,700 on SAS for June and found that every seat on the plane was empty. June is 5 months away but June is the busy season for Bergen because of all the cruises. Try this 2 years ago and the plane was nearly full.
Since I am a bargain travel hunter I always look for the best airfare deals. I am thinking as we get closer to summer we will see some deep discounting by the airlines. Anyone else agree and predict much lower airfares to Europe as we get closer to summer?