Lufthansa is running a quick fare sale until September 8 for travel between New York and Milan.   The fare covers travel between September and January and fares are attractive at only $679.    This is part of a larger sale to Italy, but this $679 deal from NY is 50% less than the next best deal between a US city and Italy.   The fares cover departures from Newark and JFK.

Additionally, the fare covers flights operated by Lufthansa, Swiss, Air Canada, Brussels & United so pay attention as to who’ll be operating your flight since the amount of miles you earn and the hospitality that you’ll experience can vary greatly.

Terms are straight forward.   Departures must take place between September 17 and October while return travel must occur between September 19 and January 25.    Tickets must be purchased 14 days ahead of scheduled departure date.  There does not appear to be a minimum stay requirement.

This Milan fare looks like it’s part of a fare war with Skyteam and Oneworld carriers and in this instance it looks like the Star Alliance pricing is $20-$50 cheaper than the competitors.