A good sale to Athens. This is a Star Alliance K fare — select only flights operated by United and Aegean if you want 100% elite qualifying miles.
Sample Travel Date:
- November 9th – 16th
- Valid for travel on the outbound from November 1st – 30th or January 10th, 2016 – March 10th, 2015. Must purchase at least 15 days in advance
- 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: SFO
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: o:ua a3
- Destination: ATH
- Return Advanced Routing Code: a3 o:ua
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 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
You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Book” section below.
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- SFO – CDG (Paris) – ATH (Athens) – FRA (Frankfurt) – SFO
- Not permitted
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Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):
- W Class
- Miles Flown: 13,711 miles or 6.0 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 13,711 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 3,271 miles
How to Book:
- Book on Google Flights with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- It will link you to United.com to book. Remember to select only United and Aegean operated flights if you want 100% elite qualifying miles.
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