We are showing you how to use the stopover provision on a $507 Newark to Stockholm fare to go to Amsterdam instead. This does require an overnight on the return in Stockholm — you can extend it out more if you want, though. The fare from Newark to Amsterdam for the same travel period is $1,042, so even with the overnight requirement in Stockholm on the return, you are still saving a few hundred dollars.
Other stopover points that we know that exist include Munich, Brussels, Copenhagen, and Oslo. Read our stopover guide below and play around with it — remember it’s trial and error.
And no, this does not meet our 6 cents per mile criterion. Just something different on a slowish deal day from New York (it was either this or deals to Caribbean with long layovers in Miami).
Sample Travel Date:
- November 14th – 20th
- Valid for travel on the outbound from October 26th – December 11th or December 24th – March 26th for Monday, Wednesday and Friday departures departures from the United States. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: EWR
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ua
- Destination: AMS
- Return Advanced Routing Code: ARN
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “0-7” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- EWR – AMS (Amsterdam) – ARN (Stockhom) – EWR. The segment between Amsterdam and Stockholm will be operated by SAS under United flight numbers.
- Two permitted for $100 each.
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):
- W Class
United will be revenue based mileage earning starting March 1st, 2015. Miles will be earn base on elite qualifying dollars multiple by 5 as base level earning and up to 11 for 1K level members. We will be showing the 2015 base mileage earning for all United fares going forward to show how negative the changes are for a majority of United flyers.
- 2014: 9,023 miles
- March 1st, 2015: 2,605 miles or a difference of 6,418 miles.
How to Book:
- Book via Hipmunk with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- On the From field, enter EWR::UA
- On the To field, enter AMS::ARN
- It will link you to United.com to book.
For hotel bookings, we recommend that you only book using online travel agencies (Hotels.com or Hotwire.com) if it is a non-chain hotel. We don’t want you to miss out on earning rewards with chain hotels.
- Accor Hotels
- Sofitel, Pullman, M Gallery, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis
- Country Inns and Suites
- Design Hotels
- Hilton Hotels
- Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, Home2
- Intercontinental Group
- Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites
- Marriott International
- Marriott, JW Marriott, Courtyard y Marriott, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Springhill Suites, Delta Hotels, Moxy, AC Hotels, TownePlace, Autograph Collection, Protea Hotels.
- Preferred Hotels & Resorts
- Preferred, Sterling, Summit
- Radisson Hotels
- Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn, Hotel Missioni
- Wyndham Hotels
- Wyndham, Tryp, Wingate, Hawthorn, Microtel, Dream, Planet Hollywood, Ramada, Night, Baymont, Days Inn, Super 8, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, Knights Inn
- Avis – US and Canadian Rentals
- Fox Rent A Car
- Payless Car Rental
- Sixt Car Rental – Good Agency for Rentals in Europe
- Visa: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Euro (EUR). $1USD = 0.73 EUR
Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:
- No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards to save on international purchases
- Don’t get hit with Dynamic Currency Conversion
- Get your taxes refunded when shopping
- How to Avoid International Data Roaming Charges
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- Go to the The New York Flight Deals page
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