United – $641: Newark – Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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).

Amsterdam at Night - Photo: Moyan_Brenn, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Amsterdam at Night – Photo: Moyan_Brenn, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • November 14th – 20th

Fare Availability:

  • 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:

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $521


  • EWR – AMS (Amsterdam) – ARN (Stockhom) – EWR. The segment between Amsterdam and Stockholm will be operated by SAS under United flight numbers.


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

  • W Class
  • $1,223


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.



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Background Information:

  • 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:

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Comments (4)

  • Jacob Fowler 8 years ago Reply

    Can you post the codes to just go to stockholm?

    TFD 8 years ago Reply

    @Jacob – on the advanced routing code – just use ua on both outbound and return to see only the nonstop. the date range for availability is the same. for more availability with connections, use ua+

  • kelly 8 years ago Reply

    I’ve tried several times to search for this fare on matrix with no luck, using Dec. 1-10th as the dates. What am I doing wrong?

    TFD 8 years ago Reply

    @kelly – looks all the avail for Dec are gone. still avail for November, Jan, Feb and March travel.

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