Least Expensive Airfare to Four Continents

Least expensive air travel from Omaha to four continents - Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.


  1. Ground rules
  2. Method
  3. Influence of travel dates
  4. Least expensive round-trip to Europe
  5. Least expensive round-trip to Asia
  6. Least expensive round-trip to South America
  7. Least expensive round-trip to Africa
  8. Sum total of all three airfares

Ground rules

This is somewhat of a competition. I give extra points for the person with the least total airfare to all of these continents. All airfares must be roundtrip from Omaha, and must for be a three-week period from now until Sept. 1. It can be two different airlines, in which case you would present two different graphic files. The timing must be such that you can make the connection. Provide at least 3 hours. If the connection has you spending the night at the airport, you must include the cost of a hotel.

Generally, the least expensive fares to these destinations are from coastal cities in the US, like LA and New York. In order to get the lowest fare, you need to find the least expensive coastal city and the least expensive flight from Omaha to that city. Sites like Kayak and Expedia won't do this automatically. There may be some ground transportation involved in transferring to a nearby airport. Include the ground transportation cost and associated graphics. Bigger cities have multiple airports so don't get confused. New York, for example, has five airports: JFK, LaGuardia, Newark, White Plains, and Newburgh. Only three offer international flights. The cheapest flights are often from the smaller airports that charge a lesser fee for landing.

You don't need to check luggage but you do need to include a carry-on bag.

Prices vary widely during this period. They also vary by day of the week. You must present screenshots of the airfare with sufficient detail to verify the dates, connections, and price - including taxes. Use only commercial airlines - you can't use military aircraft or family connections with commercial companies. The flight leaves from Omaha ��� you can't drive to another city.


I had the best luck with Skyscanner, this website has a setting where you can bring up an entire month and it will show the cheapest prices for each day. It also helped seeing other classmates pages to help get better destination ideas to save money. With the exception of my trips to Madrid, I flew from other airports to reach my destinations. I used LAX to get to Hong Kong, DFW to get to Bogota, and then I just few to Madrid from Omaha again, then to Tenerife.

Influence of travel dates and cities

The dates that worked best for me were dates from late February into mid March. I also had better luck finding cheap flights on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, as compared to Mondays or Fridays. Madrid, Hong Kong, Bogota, and Tenerife were the cheapest destinations I could find.

Least expensive round-trip from Omaha to Europe



Least expensive round-trip from Omaha to Asia


Least expensive round-trip from Omaha to South America



Least expensive round-trip from Omaha to Africa 

Sum total of all four airfares

Europe: $ 710

Asia: $ 803

South America: $ 701

Africa: $ 822

Total price $ 3,036

Submitted by Davis Clouse on February 14, 2019.