Russian Airlines and especially Transaero are flooding the market with ultra-cheap airfares right now in order to stimulate the sinking domestic demand.
Here are some fares we found today.
St. Petersburg (LED) to Los Angeles (LAX), Transaero , Feb 6 -14, $388 – bookable on cheapOair.com
St. Petersburg (LED) to New York (JFK), Transaero, Feb 20 -27, $411 – bookable on Cheapoair
Moscow (MOW) to Tel Aviv (TLV), Aeroflot, Feb 11 – 25, $175 – bookable on Cheapoair
Vladivostok (VVO) – to Moscow (DME), S7 Airlines, Feb 19 – Feb 21, $251 – bookable on travelocity.com
This fare could have been a good mileage run for AAdvantage (if you are in the Vladivostok neighborhood) but it books into W and that earns nothing on AAdvantage.