Deal Alert: US to Munich from $373 Round-Trip
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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
Get your drinking hat on, because it's already Oktoberfest. And where else would you celebrate other than Munich, Germany? You can fly from Boston (BOS), Chicago (MDW), San Fransisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Austin (AUS), San Jose (SJC), Las Vegas (LAS), Denver (DEN) to Munich (MUC) from $373 round-trip.
Don't let anything steer you wrong during your Oktoberfest experience. Here are the best spots for craft beer during the festival, but try not to miss out on some of the beautiful sights around the city like the incredibly Instagrammable Monopterus. Check out, and book, the best activities in Munich through Get Your Guide.
Flights are on full-service carriers but some fares book into basic economy, so you won’t get a free checked bag on your journey. However, you can use an airline’s co-brand credit card to defeat many of basic economy’s negative aspects.
To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.
Airlines: Delta, British Airways
Routes: BOS/MDW/SFO/LAX/AUS/SJC/LAS/DEN to MUC
Cost: $373+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: October – April 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Booking Link: Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to Munich (MUC) for $372 round-trip on Delta:
Chicago (MDW) to Munich (MUC) for $383 round-trip on Delta:
San Fransisco (SFO) to Munich (MUC) for $383 round-trip on American via British Airways:
Denver (DEN) to Munich (MUC) for $423 round-trip on Delta:
Austin (AUS) to Munich (MUC) for $423 round-trip on Delta:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Munich (MUC) for $423 round-trip on Delta:
Las Vegas (LAS) to Munich (MUC) for $423 round-trip on Delta:
San Jose (SJC) to Munich (MUC) for $430 round-trip on British Airways:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Premier, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.