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.
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?