A good sale to Athens for Fall / Winter travel. This is an United K fare, so it is important to fly on the right carriers to ensure 100% mileage accrual — the routing and combinations that we are showing will ensure 100% mileage accrual. There is a ~$30 cheaper fare on Swiss — however, that is non-mileage earning with anyone. Essentially, by saving $30, you are giving up on almost a free one-ways domestic award ticket. Travel is a not a one-time event for most, if you want to continually travel for cheap, collect miles!
A similar fare is also available for about $50 more from Houston to Athens per Fare Deal Alert.
Sample Travel Date:
- November 11th – 18th
- Valid for travel on the outbound from November 1st – December 11th or December 24th – March 26th, 2015. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, prices change constantly. If this post is 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: BOS
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: iad,ewr ua a3
- Destination: ATH
- Return Advanced Routing Code: a3 ua iad,ewr
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “5-12” (the max date range is 7 days. So 0-7, 5-12, 7-14 etc)
- 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:
- BOS – IAD (Washington D.C.) – MUC (Munich) – ATH (Athens) – MUC – IAD – BOS. Segments between Germany and Greece will be operated by Aegean Airlines. Make sure you select United operated flights between the United States and Germany to ensure 100% mileage credit. If it is operated by Lufthansa, Austrian or Swiss, you will earn ZERO miles.
- Not permitted
- 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: 11,238 miles or 5.9 cents per mile.
- March 1st, 2015: 2,410 miles or a difference of 8,828 miles.
How to Book:
- Book via Hipmunk link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- On the From field, enter BOS::IAD,EWR UA A3
- On the To field, enter ATH::A3 UA IAD,EWR
- It will link you to United.com to book.
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