Deal alert: Star Alliance premium economy to Frankfurt for $1,100

Mar 21, 2022

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If you’ve ever dreamed of enjoying an authentic German lager during Oktoberfest, this deal is for you. Not only does it include travel to Frankfurt during the popular festival period, which runs most of September through the beginning of October (in Munich, a three-hour, $20 train ride from Frankfurt), but you’ll also get the few extra inches of legroom and slightly elevated service that comes with a comfy premium economy seat on Star Alliance carriers.

Prices in premium economy on this route usually run about $2,000, but for this deal we’re seeing seats selling for nearly half of that, with prices in the $1,100-$1,300 range. The discounted fare is also available in the late spring. The sale includes Singapore Airlines’ fifth-freedom route from New York to Frankfurt. TPG’s Katie Genter had great things to say about Singapore’s premium economy product.

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Today’s deal was originally sent out from Scott’s Cheap Flights Premium. You can try Scott’s Cheap Flights for free for 14 days and then $49 per year. You can also upgrade to the Elite tier for $199 per year and receive all the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

Plus, TPG readers can use promo code TPG25 and save 25% on a Premium membership now through March 31.

Deal basics

Airlines: Air Canada, Air France, Brussels Airlines,  Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines.
Routes: New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and others to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
How to book: Search Google Flights and book directly through the airline.
Travel dates: April-May 2022 and August 2022-February 2023.

Sample flights

Here’s New York to Frankfurt on Singapore Airlines for $1,171 round-trip in September. These flights are on the fabulous A380 double-decker jet.

Deal on New York to Frankfurt flights. (Screenshot courtesy Google Flights)
Deal from New York to Frankfurt on Singapore Airlines. (Screenshot from Google Flights)

 

You could also fly on a combination of SAS and Lufthansa for $1,106 from Los Angeles.

Deal on LAX to Frankfurt flights. (Screenshot courtesy Google Flights)
Deal on flights from Los Angeles to Frankfurt. (Screenshot courtesy Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card for 3 points per dollar on air travel, Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3 points per dollar on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2 points per dollar on travel.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

If Germany and its beer and brats are on your travel list in 2022 or early 2023, this deal deserves a closer look. It might also be an opportunity to try out premium economy on a jumbo jet on one of our favorite carriers — Singapore Airlines.

Related: I flew premium economy for the first time: My coach mindset says it’s not worth the extra money

Featured photo by Eric Rosen/The Points Guy.

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