Dancing (and Flying) with the Stars

May 27, 2008
Fares from Washington DC:

    Finally, a real summer sale to Europe!

    All last winter, United and Lufthansa conspired to be the low price leaders to Europe by offering some amazing deals, but so far this season they have been acting like meek wallflowers, waiting on the sidelines and ceding the low ground to others. Now the two primary Star Alliance members and favorite tango couple have once again reunited for a repeat performance and seem poised to take a seasonal star turn on the dance floor.

    All right, before we all get too excited, you should be aware that some of these sale fares can be as high as jitterbug summersaults and about as easy to pin down as a decent swing partner that won't crush your dainty toes, but at least United makes it a bit easier to see when you can take a spin by putting their dance card online for the whole world to see (you can check out the nifty calendar on United's web site when you're done reading).

    Also note that the fares we list from this sale do not include taxes, as is usually our custom, so expect to shell out at least another $100. Such is the high price of admission to Europe's finest ballrooms this summer and we're sorry we can't do better by you. Yes, we have told you about better deals, but they've been pretty hit-and-miss, so if you've been waiting for a decent sale, this could be it. Plus, others might just join the party soon, so it could be a big one!

    All you have to do is pick a style that fits your rhythm, then check out the fares on our Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris, Rome or Zurich pages, keeping in mind that even if we don't list your hometown, it doesn't mean you can't boogie down. Just put your best foot forward, shimmy on over to United and get your groove on, baby!

    OK, here goes... reunited and it feels so good, reunited 'cause we understood... Go ahead, sing it out loud. Do a little dance, too, if you got the bug. We already did!

    Important Note:

    • For sales of this magnitude, with hundreds of routes and several thousand possible travel scenarios, we simply do not have the resources to check or calculate taxes for every single one.
    • Based on sample checks, we have found these fares to be generally valid, but as we have also warned, they can be very difficult to find, assuming they haven't already sold out.
    • Needless to say, these rare fares are only useful to someone flexible enough to take advantage of the few dates they may still be available and willing to spend the considerable effort it could take to find them.
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