Germany Summarized for Fall and Winter

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.

Fare Summary
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*
Berlin $535

Boston Berlin $530

Boston Frankfurt $470
Boston Munich $555
Frankfurt $600

Fort Myers Düsseldorf $645
Houston Cologne

Las Vegas Düsseldorf $560
Los Angeles Düsseldorf $610
Los Angeles Frankfurt $610

Los Angeles Munich $684

Miami Düsseldorf $610 $590
Miami Munich $610

New York JFK Berlin $575

New York JFK Düsseldorf $580   $460
New York JFK Frankfurt $550   $450
New York JFK Hamburg $505   $415
Newark Berlin     $460
Newark Cologne

Newark Frankfurt $520

Newark Munich $560

Washington Munich

* Generally starting last week of October or first week of November.