A good sale to Moscow.
Sample Travel Date:
- November 4th – 11th
- Valid for travel on the outbound October 27th – December 14th or January 12th, 2015 – March 25th, 2015. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: ORD
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: iad,ewr gva
- Destination: DME
- Return Advanced Routing Code: gva ewr,iad
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- (If you don’t care about miles, just use ua+ on the Advanced Routing Code fields)
- 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:
- ORD – IAD (Washington D.C.) – GVA (Geneva) – DME (Moscow) – GVA – EWR (Newark) – ORD. Please take this Newark or Washington DC. routing to ensure maximum mileage accrual. If you take any flight operated by Swiss, Lufthansa or Austrian from the United States to Europe, you will earn zero mileage. With this routing, the flights from the United States to Europe are operated by United — so you will at least earn miles for that portion. The segments within Europe are operated by Swiss with this routing and are non-mileage earning.
- Not permitted
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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: 12,259 miles or 3.9 cents per mile. The segments within Europe will earn 0 miles. As such, you will earn 9,251 miles or 5.2 cents per mile
- March 1st, 2015: 1,719 miles or a difference of 7,532 miles.
How to Book:
- Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select United on Airline 1 and Swiss on Airline 2.
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- Currency: Russian Ruble (RUB) – $1USD = 35.78 RUB
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