United and Swiss have cheap round-trip flights available from Austin (AUS) to Moscow (DME) for $605. Itinerary has two layovers. No discount fare on Friday through Sunday. This fare has an awesome stopover rule, see below:
- 2 FREE STOPOVERS PERMITTED ON THE PRICING UNIT – 1 IN EACH DIRECTION IN FRA/MUC/GVA/VIE/ZRH/BRU.
You should already be familiar with how stopovers work if you’re a regular reader of this blog. If you need a refresher, start here: [How to find free stopovers on low cost airfare].
Austin, you have no idea how blessed you are to have this fare, a double free stopover rule is a rare and amazing thing.
If you’re new to free stopovers, the natural thing to do here is to switch up the Geneva layover into its own mini-vacation; visiting both Moscow and Geneva. I’ve setup an example itinerary on Orbitz, with a week in Moscow followed by a week in Geneva. I will probably write a separate post about how we can best use this stopover component soon, but that should get you started.
So, here’s a puzzle for you. Can you turn this Austin – Moscow round-trip fare into a Multi-city fare that visits Moscow and two other countries without increasing the cost of your airfare besides airport taxes? I can, and I could put up another Orbitz itinerary, but then it wouldn’t be any fun now would it? I’m excited to hear about what combinations you come up with.
If you had no problem putting together that multi-city itinerary, then you have a pretty firm understanding of free stopovers. Here’s another challenge then: Can you turn this round-trip fare into a Multi-city fare that visits Moscow and three separate countries for less than $725? Here’s a hint, there is a free open-jaw on this fare. Good luck!
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- Availability: Lots of availability. 7-day advance purchase. Until mid 2015. See calendar for an idea of how the availability is structured.
- Documentation: You’ll need a Visa – Go here: [Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Houston]
- Departure and Destination Airports: AUS – DME
- Example Dates: November 11th – November 18th
- Carrier: United
- Fare Basis Code: SLX77NCE
- Fare Class: S
- Mile Accrual: 100%
- Stopover component: two free stopovers on the pricing unit! one in each direction in: FRA/MUC/GVA/VIE/ZRH/BRU
- CPM: 4.41 (13794 miles).
- Full Route: AUS-IAD-GVA-DME-GVA-EWR-AUS
- Open itinerary on: Orbitz , Expedia.
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