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A good sale for nonstop service to Paris
ITA will price this at $494, using those dates, Lufthansa will reprice this to $484 (Regular Economy) / $475 (Basic Economy)
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
The regular economy fare will include ONE checked luggage
Sample Travel Date:
- March 19th – 26th, 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 – March 2019. A 7 day minimum stay is required. 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:
- This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: IAD
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: LH
- Textbox 2:
- Destination: CDG
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: LH
- Textbox 2:
- (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
- The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
- IAD – CDG (Paris) – IAD. The nonstop flights will be operated by United. The Basic Economy price with United is the same price, however, United will charge a $90 premium to upgrade to regular economy. In contrast, if you buy it via Lufthansa, it will be $9 premium.
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Lufthansa is a member of the Star Alliance and United partner. Mileage earning with United is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 7,698 miles
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 7,698 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 1,924 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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