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A good sale to Budapest
Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software will price this at $492 (Basic Economy), using those dates on Lufthansa should reprice to $473 (Basic Economy) / $623 (Regular Economy)
United and its partners Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa and Swiss Air’s $623 fare is a regular economy fare with ONE checked luggage and normal size carry-on
United and its partners Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa and Swiss Air also have a $473 fare, but it is a Basic Economy / Economy Light fare. These Basic Economy / Economy Light fares:
- DO NOT allow for advance seat assignment
- DO NOT include checked bags – they are $75 each way for the 1st bag and $100 each way for 2nd
- DO NOT allow for changes
- DO NOT allow for cancellations – so if you cancel after the 24 hour risk free period, the Basic Economy version will have no value for future purchase
- Most online travel agencies are not properly displaying these fares with United / Air Canada / Austrian / Lufthansa / Swiss Air as BASIC ECONOMY
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Sample Travel Date:
- 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 late October – early December for Monday through Thursday departures and Monday through Thursday returns. A 7 day minimum stay is required. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 14 days in advance
- Also available from late April – early May or September for an extra $20
- 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 Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software and use the following search criteria:
- Origin: IAD
- Origin Advanced Routing Code:
- Routing Codes: LH LH
- Extension Codes: -overnight
- This is instructing Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on Lufthansa and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to the regular economy fare.
- Destination: BUD
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Routing Codes: LH LH
- Extension Codes: -overnight
- (Click on Advanced Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Duration “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 Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
- IAD – MUC (Munich) – BUD (Budapest) – MUC – IAD
Lufthansa is a member of the Star Alliance and United partner. Mileage earning with United is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 9,202 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 2,300 miles
How to Buy:
- Support us by using our Lufthansa link to book with dates found on Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software.
- Lufthansa labels Basic Economy as “Economy Light” = no check luggage included
- Lufthansa labels Regular Economy as “Economy Basic” = ONE check bag included
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- Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF). $1USD = 353 HUF
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