Airfare Deal – Lufthansa: Newark – Baku, Azerbaijan. $724. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Where’s Azerbaijan? It is in the Caucasus. Where’s the Caucasus? It’s where Western Asia meets Eastern Europe. Baku is trying to become the Dubai of Central Asia. Here’s a great NY Times article on Baku trying to be a tourist destination from earlier this year.

This is our first deal post ever to Baku. We like firsts!

Baku, Azerbaijan. Photo: teuchterlad, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Baku, Azerbaijan. Photo: teuchterlad, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • November 11th – 17th

Fare Availability:

Partner Fare Class:

  • T


  • EWR – FRA (Frankfurt) – GYD (Baku) – FRA – EWR


  • 11,896 miles or 6.0 cents per mile. Lufthansa is a member of the Star Alliance and United partner. This fare will earn 100% mileage will United. Provide the checkin agent with your United MileagePlus number to receive credit.


How to Book:

Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – required prior to arrival, $160. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Azerbaijani New Manat (AZN) $1USD = 0.78 AZN

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:

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7 Responses to "Airfare Deal – Lufthansa: Newark – Baku, Azerbaijan. $724. Roundtrip, including all Taxes"

  1. Heath says:

    Baby is wonderful and your readers will have a great time there!

    However, obtaining a visa is an ordeal and people should allow extra time for processing.

  2. Dizzy says:

    Thanks for this one…was going to use miles to get to Baku next August. I’ve been wanting to go backpacking in the Caucasus mountains since I was a little girl (maybe I still am). Maybe the fare will come back, who knows!

  3. michael says:

    Have just checked flexible month search on ITA for Feb/Mar 2014.
    Airfare a/i on Turkish JFK-GYD RT is $681.
    Michael in YUL

    • TFD says:

      @Michael – Good find. This fare is United/Lufthansa’s response to the Turkish fare. We publish the LH fare because Turkish fares are non-mileage earning except with Turkish. Spending an extra $40 would mean earning 11.8k+ miles on United which is significantly better than saving the $40. 11.8K miles is just just 700 miles away from an domestic one way ticket or could be used for a larger award ticket.

      From an editorial standpoint, we do not do Turkish fares except when they are great (qualitative measurement vs a quantitative measurement of 6 cents per mile) because their fares are non-mileage earning with United or US Airways. An example of great that we recently posted is New York to the Maldives for under $900. Our decision to not feature Turkish fares can be found here:

      • michael says:

        Thanks TFD for the explanation.It certainly makes sense.
        Michael in YUL

        P.S. I have found your BLOG very useful.I have used it in Feb.for the
        AA LAX-PVG fare and in Apr for the AF JFK-LED fare.

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