United – $586: Washington D.C. / Chicago / Newark / Boston – Thessaloniki, Greece. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale to Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece.

This is a Star Alliance K fare — so if you want to ensure 100% elite qualifying mileage, select only flights operated by United or Aegean during the buying process.

Aristotle Square, Thessaloniki, Greece - Photo: Tilemahos Efthimiadis via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Aristotle Square, Thessaloniki, Greece – Photo: Tilemahos Efthimiadis via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Washington D.C.
  • March 10th – 17th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel until April. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance and by January 12th (TODAY)
  • 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: IAD
      • For Newark availability, replace IAD with EWR on the Departing from: field
      • For Chicago availability, replace IAD with ORD on the Departing from: field
      • For Boston availability, replace IAD with BOS on the Departing from: field
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: o:ua+ a3
    • Destination:  SKG
    • 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.

Fare Class:

  • K

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $455


  • IAD – MUC (Munich) – SKG (Thessaloniki) – MUC  – IAD. Segments between Germany and Greece will be operated by Aegean.


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

  • W Class
  • $1,202


  • Miles Flown: 10,078 miles or 5.8 cents per mile

  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 10,078 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 2,275 miles

How to Book:

  • Book via Google Flights with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select flights operated only by United or Aegean to ensure 100% elite qualifying mileage.




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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Euro (EUR). $1USD = 0.92 EUR

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