Cheap Flights: Houston to Athens $598 r/t – Turkish Airlines

[11/27/2015 @ 4:26 PM] Open this itinerary on: Turkish AirlinesBookingBuddy.
[12/16/2015 @ 1:40 PM] Old post cleanup. Removing from deal list.

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Turkish Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Athens, Greece (ATH) for $598 with a connection. Flights from December to March. Holiday Blackouts apply. Fare class W has zero mileage accrual. See the Flight Details section of this post for example booking dates.

Note: Considering that United MileagePlus is revenue based and only earns 5 miles per dollar spent, zero mileage deals seem competitive now. If you value United miles at 1.5 cents per mile… It’s a benefit of only about $45 dollars. Not enough to beat the real value of cash for discount fares such as this one. Do you want pseudo-currency that you can only spend on future travel with United, or would you rather save cash, which can be spent anywhere? It’s really up to how you value and use miles, but I think in this case, cash wins, especially when you want a pizza.

This fare only seems to price correctly when booking directly with Turkish Airlines. You may want to do a quick comparison of prices via BookingBuddy before committing to purchase, just to make sure.

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I was able to pull this up on Turkish Airways. Other sites were more expensive. Screenshot taken at 4:40 PM on 11/27/15.

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Flight Details:

  • Availability: See example dates section.
  • Documentation: Passport required.
  • Departure and Destination Airports: IAH – ATH
  • Example Dates: (Turkish Airlines) Mar 17 – Mar 24 / Feb 11- Feb 18 / Jan 14 – Jan 21 / Other dates: Use the +/- 3-day search tool on Turkish Airlines.
  • Carrier: Turkish Airlines
  • Fare Basis Code:
  • Fare Class: W
  • Mile Accrual: 0%
  • Stopover component: none.
  • CPM: 4.34 (13776 miles)
  • Full Route: IAH-IST-ATH-IST-IAH
  • Previous Lowest Price Average: $820
  • Open this itinerary on: Turkish AirlinesBookingBuddy.

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