With all this talk of great fares to Britain, let's not forget that the competition is still going strong to Germany too.
If those United-Lufthansa code-share fares to Frankfurt we've mentioned before are getting too expensive or proving too tricky to find (and they can be a bit elusive), head straight for Singapore Airlines and book an easy seat with no advance purchase requirement on their non-stop flights from New York to Frankfurt. From Chicago and Los Angeles, Air India once again gets you there faster for less.
Of course, Frankfurt is not the only game in town, or the only town in Germany. LTU is having an open house at their Düsseldorf hub and you're invited! They can whisk you away non-stop from either coast, as well as Miami, Fort Myers and Las Vegas.
If you're looking for both brains and beauty at bargain rates, Berlin is probably your best bet, although fares to Continental's low-cost continental home, Cologne, have also been knocked down to size again, and the best deal of all continues to be the little-known daily Emirates service from New York to Hamburg.
Then again, if your big belly is begging for beer and bratwurst by the barrel, the good brew is always on tap in Munich and never more so than during Oktoberfest. Like any smart hostess, Lufthansa started mailing out invitations months ago so the best fares are long gone, but it's not too late to heed the call of Bavaria beckoning on a budget.
Some fares updated Sept. 10
Please note that this is merely a sampling of fares highlighted in the article. We publish many other fares to Germany, some even lower than these.
|Early Fall||Late Fall*|
|New York JFK||Berlin||$575
|New York JFK||Düsseldorf||$580||$460|
|New York JFK||Frankfurt||$550||$450|
|New York JFK||Hamburg||$505||$415|