Air Canada / Brussels / Lufthansa / United – $527: Minneapolis / Detroit – Athens, Greece / Budapest, Hungary. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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Star Alliance carriers — United, Air Canada, Lufthansa, etc. — are attacking American Airlines’ fares to Athens and Budapest with prices in the mid-$500 range.

Budapest, Hungary – Photo: Dennis Jarvis via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Minneapolis to Budapest
  • April 24th – May 4th, 2017
    • This is a sample travel date. See below for more available travel dates

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound from April, 2017 – early-May, 2017 and from September, 2017 – October, 2017. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure.

Note: This fare is valid at time of posting. If this post is more than two days old, the fare is most likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search with the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: MSP
      • For travel from Detroit, enter “DTW” into the departure field
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: /alliance star-alliance
    • Destination: BUD
      • For travel to Athens, enter “ATH” into the destination field
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: /alliance star-alliance
    • Click on the “Advanced Routing Codes” link to enable advanced routing code input
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay: “3-10″. The maximum search range is 7 days, so enter ranges in this format: 0-7, 5-12, 7-14, etc.

You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy tickets, follow our instructions below in the “How to Buy Airline Tickets” section.

Fare Class:

  • K

Sample Routing:

  • MSP – IAD (Washington D.C.) – BRU (Brussels) – BUD (Budapest) – BRU – ORD (Chciago) – MSP

Sample Mileage:

Air Canada, Brussels, and Lufthansa are members of the Star Alliance and United partners. Mileage earning with United is below.

  • Miles Flown: 10,679 miles or 4.9 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 10,679 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 5,339 miles

As long as you do not select segments OPERATED by Lufthansa, you will earn at least 50% redeemable mileage with United.

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