Huge Business Class Sale, Most Of US To Most European Cities $1500 Roundtrip

NotiFlyr does a great job tracking airfare deals, and just sent out a huge scoop: United Airlines and Lufthansa have a $1500 roundtrip fare in business class between the U.S. and Europe. This allows travel between much of the U.S. and most of the places you’ll go in Europe as long as you begin travel by the end of February.

You can fly out of cities including Albuquerque; Austin; Boston; Charleston; Chicago; Cleveland; Dallas; Denver; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; Nashville; New Orleans; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Pittsburgh; Portland; Raleigh; Richmond; San Francisco; Seattle; Washington DC – and many more.

And you can travel to places including Amsterdam; Athens; Barcelona; Berlin; Bilbao; Brussels; Copenhagen; Dubrovnik; Frankfurt; Geneva; Helsinki; Krakow; London; Madrid; Milan; Munich; Naples; Oslo; Paris; Riga; Rome; Vienna; Zagreb; Zurich – and many more.

What’s striking about this sale is it isn’t limited to other airline hubs to send a message. You can fly out of United hubs like Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco. And you can fly into Lufthansa hubs like Frankfurt and Munich. Or you can travel between smaller cities in the U.S. and Europe, too.

Amazingly this is a 50 cent fare in each direction plus fuel surcharges and taxes. In fact, the ‘surcharges’ represent nearly the entire cost of the ticket.

Key details of fare basis PNA86SNC:

  • 28 day advance purchase
  • Saturday night stay required
  • 3 month maximum stay
  • Must begin travel by February 28, 2022
  • Tickets must be issued on or before July 14, 2021
  • No change fees, but tickets are non-refundable

While TAP Air Portugal may be the most generous offering 200% of flown miles on United P fares, Air Canada Aeroplan might be the best place to credit this fare with 150% of flown miles. Crediting a United-issued ticket to MileagePlus and you’ll only earn miles based on the price paid.

This fare is definitely another win for NotiFlyr which is probably the best airfare notification service and one that many folks find worth the cost (and they do not pay me to say so).

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  1. Hmmmmm. It DID ticket, so

    Date of purchase: Wed, Jul 14, 2021
    Airfare: 1.00 USD
    U.S. Transportation Tax: 38.20 USD
    Germany Passenger Service Charge: 45.60 USD
    Germany Airport Security Charge: 11.80 USD
    September 11th Security Fee: 5.60 USD
    International Surcharge: 1400.00 USD
    U.S. APHIS User Fee: 3.96 USD
    U.S. Customs User Fee: 5.99 USD
    U.S. Immigration User Fee: 7.00 USD
    Switzerland Airport Tax: 10.70 USD
    Switzerland Airport Passenger/Security Charge: 8.70 USD
    U.S. Passenger Facility Charge: 4.50 USD
    Total Per Passenger: 1543.05 USD

  2. This concept might work in the Benelux/Germany area and the UK, other places might not be well enough connected with highways or high speed rail to secondary airports.

  3. Booked MIA-JTR on LH and ATH-MIA on LX in August for the wife and I. Thanks for the heads up!

  4. I just pulled this same flight, directly from United and it shows the fare price at 1400 with taxes added the total is 1521. So, don’t see these tickets being canceled as it doesn’t look like an error fare

  5. It’s not a mistake fare. I saw these prices yesterday when searching. Too bad sky team is not matching.

  6. Nice! Works for mult-city trips too. I just booked GRR-MUC-IAD over New Years for about $1,500.

  7. I was already watching UA flights PRC->LHR->PRC in October but in steerage, sitting around $1000.

    Today I booked:

    $1800×2, Polaris, civilized layovers, miles to Aeroplan, also to Sapphire Preferred toward the signup 100K. And I killed that irritating $2300 UA pandemic voucher dead dead dead.

    Amazing. Thank you Gary.

  8. Thanks for posting this. Unfortunately, when I tried to book it at 11:23 PM PDT, the fares had already returned to normal so guess they meant 14 July EDT.

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