Just received note that Lufthansa has launched a 48 hour Economy Fare Sale that knocks fares down up to 50% for travel from Germany to the USA. The sale ends Thursday so make a decision quickly!
A lot of USA destinations from Frankfurt and Munich are pricing as low as €449. Destinations at this price point include Charlotte, Boston, and Philadelphia. Most other east coast destinations price around €479-499. West Coast is slight higher.
Keep in mind that these fares are eligible for the myOffer upgrade program that allows you to bid to sit in Premium Economy when booking an Economy seat.
In addition, you can still apply to get the €20 voucher good towards bookings made for travel originating in Germany. This makes a good fare sale that much better!
The details for the fare sale are as follows:
Departures must take place between April 13 and June 30, 2016.
Return travel must take place between April 14 and September 30, 2016.
Tickets must be purchased 7 days prior to departure.
A Saturday night stay is required.
Lufthansa has launched a summer fare sale that runs until April 8 and at first glance it looks like the savings range from 10-30% off of normal summer fares.
Some of the best deals involve Frankfurt. Flying to Frankfurt from NYC can happen for only $789, while Chicago, Washington DC or Denver to Frankfurt prices for only $989. Typically these are $1300-1500 fares during the summer.
Otherwise most East Coast departures to Europe range between $1100-1300 and fares from the midwest start at $1200 and work their way up to the mid $1500 range. Remember that these fares are upgradeable to Premium Economy using Lufthansa’s myOffer bid program.
The terms of the sale are as follows:
Sale ends April 8, 2016
Departures must take place between July 4 and August 22, 2016
Return travel must take place between July 4, 2016 and February 22, 2017.
Mid-Week departure/return required. Weekend flights will incur a surcharge of $200.
Ticket must be purchased 50 days ahead of departure.
Fare valid on flights operated by Lufthansa, Austrian, Brussels, Swiss, United, and Air Canada.
Lufthansa is running a 3 day deal where they’ve loaded more ‘Light’ fares for travel within Europe as well as from Europe to destinations in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
As far as the intra-European portion is concerned, most tickets range between €99 and €129 for departures from Germany. Be mindful that these fares are booking into the ‘Light’ fare class so checked baggage would come at an additional cost.
For the ‘Intra-Europe’ part of the sale, tickets must be purchased by February 14. Departures must take place between February 12 and June 30 while return travel must take place between February 19 and September 30.
For the international part of the sale, there are some great deals to take advantage of. For example, Frankfurt – Johannesburg can be had for only €579, Bangkok for €549, Hong Kong for €549 and Delhi for €499. There are a lot of other deals to be had for international travel.
The rules for the international fares are as follows: Tickets must be purchased by February 23 and departures must take place between February 19 and June 30. Return travel must take place between February 19 and September 30.
Remember that you can now use the new myOffer upgrade program on eligible international flights to upgrade from an Economy Class seat to Premium Economy. For details and steps, please visit the myOffer webpage.