United – $683: Phoenix / Dallas / Miami / Philadelphia – Helsinki, Finland. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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United and its partners are attacking American / Oneworld fares to Helsinki. This is a K fare, so unless you are on United, Air Canada or Brussels operated flights, you will not earn 100% mileage. We are showing routings that maximize mileage accrual. If you don’t care about miles, fully operated flights by Lufthansa are a few dollars cheaper.

There are slight price differences from each city. Phoenix is $683 while all the other cities are $685. Per Fare Deal Alert, also available from Charlotte to Helsinki on United for about the same price.

Helsinki, Finland - Photo: Alexander Kolosov via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Helsinki, Finland – Photo: Alexander Kolosov via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Phoenix
  • November 24th – December 2nd

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound from November 10th – December 11th or December 24th – March 26th, 2015 for Sunday through Wednesday departures from the United States and Monday through Thursday departures to the United States. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure. Availability in 2015 is better than 2014.
  • 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: PHX
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: o:ua o:ua muc,fra
    • Destination: HEL
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: fra,muc o:ua o:ua
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • (For Dallas departures, replace PHX with DFW on the Departing from: field)
    • (For Miami departures, replace PHX with MIA on the Departing from: field)
    • (For Philadelphia departures, replace PHX with PHL on the Departing from: field)
    • 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)
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  • Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
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Fare Class:

  • K

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $547

Routing:

  • PHX – IAD (Washington D.C.) – MUC (Munich) – HEL (Helsinki) – MUC – IAH (Houston) – PHX. The segments between Germany and Finland will be operated by Lufthansa and will be non-mileage earning. Make sure you select United, Air Canada or Brussels operated flights between the US and Europe to ensure maximum mileage accrual.

Stopover:

Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):

  • W Class
  • $1,242

Mileage:

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: 14,594 miles or 4.7 cents per mile. As the segments between Germany and Finland are non-mileage earning, you will earn 12,636 miles or 5.4 cents per mile with this particular routing.
  • March 1st, 2015:  2,735 miles or a difference of 9,901 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

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One Response to "United – $683: Phoenix / Dallas / Miami / Philadelphia – Helsinki, Finland. Roundtrip, including all Taxes"

  1. Nathan says:

    About a month ago I bought a ticket from HEL to JFK and then PHL to EDI for about $609. Two vacations in one! Using points to return to PHL from MAN

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