Lufthansa launched a 48 hour sale earlier today focusing on travel between the USA and Eastern Europe.     Among the best deals is Boston – Budapest for only $589 with Tampa – St. Petersburg coming in at a close second for only $619.   Otherwise, most East Coast gateways range between $700 and $950 and the rest of the USA to Eastern Europe runs in the low $1000 area.

Keep in mind that you can use Lufthansa’s new ‘myOffer’ feature to upgrade from any Economy Class ticket to Premium Economy.  It’s not unreasonable to think that with a bit of luck you could turn these economy fares into very attractive Premium Economy deals.    A successful upgrade would include earning additional miles and a free second checked bag.

Terms of the fare sale:

Tickets must be purchased by February 24 (Midnight US Eastern).

Departures need to take place between March 15 and May 12, 2016.

Return travel must take place March 15 and August 12, 2016.

Tickets must be purchased at least 21 days prior to departure.