Lufthansa is offering another fare promotion on it’s website. They’ve been “fare-ly” busy with such sales over the last few weeks and it looks like they want passengers to get a head start on fall and winter travel.
For this promotion, the lowest fare is $664.00 for travel between New York and Berlin. Fares to a variety of European cities generally range between $700-$900 from New York, $800-$950 from Chicago and $900-$1000 from San Francisco.
These prices are typical for the season (late summer through winter) so they are not plumbing new depths as fare as pricing goes, but it does give you the opportunity to do some advance planning for travel to Europe later this year. Oktoberfest and Christmas Markets immediately come to mind!
If you’ve never been to a Christmas Market, it’s one of the more enjoyable events that you can take in while visiting in Europe in December. I had a chance to take in the Christmas Market in Nürnberg a couple of years ago, and had an absolutely great time. I took advantage of a business class fare sale and took in the “Market” during a “Mileage Run” weekend to Germany.
As always, there are terms and conditions that apply, and are as follows:
Purchase by: July 25, 2012.
Depart between August 26 and December 12, 2012.
Return between September 2 and January 12, 2013.
Tickets must be purchased 14 days ahead of planned departure date
Flights may be operated by Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa, Swiss or United.
Weekend departure/arrival surcharges may apply (up to $70).
Saturday night stay required.
Maximum stay is 1 month.
You can change travel dates for $250 per ticket.