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A good sale to London. Pricing will vary slightly depending on routing.
These fares are not searchable on ITA or Google Flights, so you need to play around on Lufthansa‘s site to find availability.
United and its partners Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa and Swiss Air introduced Basic Economy for travel across the Atlantic in June 2018. There are slightly variations but the one common theme across all these airlines is that with Basic Economy, you will pay $60 each way for ONE checked luggage, more for additional bags.
United’s version of Basic Economy for European travel includes:
- Advance seat assignment
- One normal size carry-on plus one personal item
In contrast, its partners like Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa, and Swiss:
- Charges for advance seat assignment
- One carry-on up to 18lbs
Here’s are some practical travel tips to London, England.
Update 10/8/2018 @ 12:30AM Eastern – fare gone
Sample Travel Date:
- May 1st – 9th, 2019
- 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 from January 2019 – early May 2019. A 7 day minimum stay is required. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 28 days in advance of departure
- There also could be some availability from November – early December 2018
- 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 Lufthansa to search for availability. The Lufthansa site shows availability +/- 3 days, so just enter your preferred dates and you should see pricing
- ORD – LHR (London) – MUC (Munich) – ORD
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Lufthansa is a member of the Star Alliance and United partner. Mileage earning with United is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 9,069 miles or 4.0 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 9,069 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 2,267 miles
How to Buy:
- Support us by using our Lufthansa link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- The fares in the “Light” column is Basic Economy without checked luggage and only allows 18lbs of carry-on luggage.
- The fares in the “Basic” column is a Regular Economy fare WITH checked luggage. We highly recommend you buy the BASIC version since the markup is so little.
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