Amazing! $900 Lie-Flat Business Class Tickets From Munich To California With Star Alliance

This likely won’t last, so you’ll want to book ASAP if you’re interested. At the moment United and other Star Alliance carriers have some crazy good business class fares from Munich to San Francisco, with limited availability to Los Angeles as well.

The fares seem to be valid from late September through the end of March.

To search for availability you’ll want to use either Google Flights or ITA Matrix.

Keep in mind that United elites (and even those hoping to earn United miles) may be better off purchasing these tickets through a partner airline. Under the new MileagePlus scheme it’s often more lucrative to avoid United planes and 016 ticket stock. You sacrifice lifetime miles, however, so those chasing Million Miler status will want to stick to United.

I’ve seen flights operated by United, Lufthansa, Swiss, and Air Canada. All offer lie-flat seats on these routes, so you’re in for a comfortable ride regardless.


Air Canada business class

I suspect this won’t last long, so I’d book ASAP if you’re interested. I also would recommend not making any other non-refundable plans around these fares yet.

I’ll update this post with more information as we have it.

Hat tip to this thread on Flyertalk.

Anyone else taking advantage of this fare?

Comments

  1. Were you able to get through to payment? Swiss hit an error calculating fare for the itinerary once I’d selected both flights and hit continue

  2. @Travis — I ticketed 5 and cancelled 2. 2 of my PNRs issud with ticket numbers (2/24 and 3/24 departure from MUC) did not get UA PQM on the LX segments on the outbound (MUC-ZRH-LAX). So I had to give those up. The remaining 3 PNRs (1/13, 1/20, and 2/3) got 25K+ PQM with LX on the outbound. Now let’s hope UA honors the tickets. Then onto booking cattle class to reposition to MUC.

    What’s your recommendation on repositioning? Arriving the day of, or the day before? If arriving the day of these tickets via UA, is there any protection?
    For example, PNR#COACH1 AAA-MUC-AAA on UA 016 ticket to reposition for PNR#BIZMR1 MUC-ZRH-LAX-SFO-MUC on UA 016 ticket, what protection is there is AAA-MUC got in late and caused missed MUC-ZRH?

    I know OW has/had good protection policy, not sure what *A has.

  3. Mileage Jogger. Good job getting a few. Personally, I would aim for the day before. I’m not expert on the rules regarding protection, but I generally trust that going from a UA flight to a UA flight is pretty safe if IRROPS happen. I also figure they’ll take care of me given my status, not to mention being in paid business (albeit a bit discounted) on the return.

  4. I don’t get why it would be advantageous to purchase from other *Alliance carriers ratify than UA ticket stock?

    I followed the link but it was about redemptions rather than earning.

    Could you clarify?

  5. I don’t get why it would be advantageous to purchase from other *Alliance carriers RATHER than on UA ticket stock?

    I followed the link but it was about redemptions rather than earning.

    Could you clarify?

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