Olympics: Find Cheap Flights to See U.S. Athletes, Avoid Europe's High Airfare

As FareCompare has been reporting, flights to Europe will be expensive this summer. There are some strategies travelers can employ to find cheaper airfare to Europe, but most are resigned to paying more especially those traveling to London for the Olympics.

Listen as airfare analyst Rick Seaney tells editor Anne McDermott how to save at an Olympian pace:

4 Ways to Save on Summer Flights to Europe

Pre-Olympic Competition in U.S.

There is a way to see some of the stars of the Games, though – right here in the U.S.

The New York Times compiled a helpful guide to final qualifying competitions that will determine which U.S. athletes will go on to the Games – and maybe, on to gold medals. It’s a lot cheaper than London.

Will Chaos Prevail at London Airports this Summer?

Where to Fly to See Potential U.S. Olympic Athletes

Click on the names of the cities to see more about finding best airfare prices to these destinations to see Olympics-qualifying tournaments, trials and meets:

Men and Women Soccer: Now through April 2

Men and Women Track and Field: June 22 – July 1

Men and Women Swimming: June 25 – July 2

Men and Women Gymnastics: June 28 – July 1

Men Tennis: July 9 – 15

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Published: March 22, 2012