A good sale to Budapest, our favorite city in Eastern Europe. This is an United K fare – so it is important to select the right carrier if you want miles. We are showing a routing to maximize miles, if you don’t care about miles, you can fly Swiss for a few dollars less.
Sample Travel Date:
- January 12th – 19th, 2015
- 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,ord,iah muc,fra
- Destination: BUD
- Return Advanced Routing Code: muc,fra iad,ewr,ord,iah
- (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 -IAH (Houston) – MUC (Munich) – BUD (Budapest) – MUC – IAH – BOS. Segments between Germany and Hungary will be operated by Lufthansa. 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
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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: 14,744 miles or 4.1 cents per mile. The segments between Germany and Hungary will be non-mileage earning. As such, you will earn 14,038 miles or 4.3 cents per mile
- March 1st, 2015: 2,265 miles or a difference of 11,773 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,ORD,IAH MUC,FRA
- On the To field, enter BUD::MUC,FRA IAD,EWR,ORD,IAH
- It will link you to United.com to book.
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- Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF). $1USD = 220 HUF
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