American Airlines is having another super sale to Germany. Flights from several U.S. cities to both Munich (MUC) and Frankfurt (FRA) are marked down hundreds of dollars for travel this fall, winter, and next spring. Fares are as low as $290 roundtrip.
You'll have the easiest time finding these fares for travel on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from late October through early April. A few routes may be available for travel on other days of the week as well or may have only slightly higher fares.
If you're lucky, you might be able to find a few similar prices in September overlapping with Oktoberfest which is from September 21 to October 6 this year. Most routes will have much higher prices around these dates, but I found that if you're able to route on British Airways, you can find some similar fares available from a few select cities.
Peak holiday travel times are blacked out and a Saturday night stay is required.
This sale is unadvertised and fares may jump at any moment. Try many different sites if you are finding prices jumping as inventory is going quickly and may still be available on another booking engine.
These are Basic Economy fares, which only include a carry-on bag plus one personal item. The first checked piece of luggage will cost $60 each-way.
Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for these prices. You may be able to pay a fee to choose a specific seat.
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Depending on your routing, fares might also be available on British Airways or Iberia for slightly more but will allow for a broader range of travel dates. Upgrading to Main Cabin Economy will cost an additional $140 on most routes. This type of fare will include one free checked bag, seat selection, and are eligible for upgrades.
As an example, I found a flight departing Washington D.C. DCA on Wednesday, November 6, with a return flight from Munich MUC on Wednesday, November 13, for $290 roundtrip.