Between now and May 16, Lufthansa is conducting a fare sale for Spring travel to Europe from the USA. Fares are attractive from all gateways but the best deal looks to be Houston-Istanbul which starts from only $679. I did a few sample fare searches and found the majority of LH fares to be less than other airlines in most cases. Fares notwithstanding, the experience you’ll have aboard a Lufthansa, Brussels, Swiss or Austrian flight will be better than the competitors anyway 🙂 .
Most fares from the east coast to a variety of European destinations range from the mid $700 to mid $900 area while fares from the west coast range between the high $800 to low $1000 range. These fares are typical of a Spring Fare Sale.
The fares are valid for travel on Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, Brussels, United and Air Canada but if you want my unsolicited advice, I would book my travel on Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian or Brussels operated flights. The reason behind my advice is that I feel that the LH Group airlines provide better onboard hospitality. Again, this is just my opinion based on my own experiences.
So if you are going to take my advice, be careful when you are booking and make sure you pay attention to which airlines will be operating your flights. After all, your vacation starts with your flight so you should begin to enjoy your trip the moment you step aboard an aircraft.
The terms and conditions for this fare sale are as follows:
Ticket must be purchased by May 16, 2013.
You must depart between April 25 and May 16, 2013.
You must return between April 25 and June 16, 2013.
Tickets must be purchased 7 days ahead of departure.
Fares valid on Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, Brussels, United and Air Canada.
Saturday night stay is required.
Weekend travel surcharge of $60 may apply.
Maximum stay of 1 month.
Date changes are allowed ($250 per change).