United sale to Europe probably not worth the bother

We noticed this sale on United's site, supposedly offering discounted fares to Europe for spring travel. So we searched several routes and were disappointed. Just one example: Denver to Budapest for $362 each way plus tax. We tried leaving May 5 and returning May 12, and got a fare of over $1500 on United.com (code shared with Lufthansa). But using a 30 day flexible search on Orbitz (using a stay of 7-10 days, searching May 1-30) we found $903 RT incuding tax on British Airways via London on the same dates.

That's why we always suggest that you do a flexible date search using Orbitz and then compare the results on individual airline sites.

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