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We spent a few weeks around Lisbon this past Summer. Worth the visit
Here are some practical travel tips to Lisbon.
Sample Travel Date:
- February 21st – 28th
- This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
- Valid for travel on the outbound from late February – March or late April – early May or September – early December . Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 28 days in advance of departure
- 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: ua sfo tp
- Destination: LIS
- Return Advanced Routing Code: ewr,zrh
- (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.
- United: K
- TAP Portugal: E
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- SFO – LHR (London – Heathrow) // LGW (London – Gatwick) – LIS (Lisbon) – EWR (Newark) – SFO
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):
- W Class
- Miles Flown: 12,241 miles or 4.1 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 11,283 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 1,920 miles
How to Book:
- Book on Google Flights with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
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- Visa: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Euro (EUR). $1USD = 0.93 EUR
Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:
- No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards to save on international purchases
- Don’t get hit with Dynamic Currency Conversion
- Get your taxes refunded when shopping
- How to Avoid International Data Roaming Charges
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