Cheap Flights: Houston to Zurich, Switzerland $685 r/t – American

[12/16/2015 @ 1:00 PM] Open this itinerary on: PricelineBookingBuddyOrbitz, Travelocity, CheapTickets, Expedia, Hotwire.
[12/16/2015 @ 2:22 PM] Orbitz no longer seems to price the fare, still available on Priceline.
[12/16/2015 @ 3:02 PM] Price has increased to $742.
[12/16/2015 @ 3:33 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

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American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH / HOU) to Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) starting at $685 with one or two connections. Flights from January to March. See the Flight Details section of this post for example booking dates.

Note: Sale will probably end today unless extended by American Airlines.

Orbitz and CheapTickets have a search tool that looks for flights 3-days before and after the dates you’ve selected, you should use it if you have a general idea of when you want to travel, but want to see other prices for other dates close to the ones you’ve selected.

Different booking sites will have slightly different prices, availability and routing. You may want to do a quick check on BookingBuddy to compare multiple sites with the same dates.

To save the most money, be sure to apply the travel coupon codes available at the bottom of this post. Booking your trip as a Flight + Hotel package will probably save you more money than if you were to book separately. Vacation Packages on Travelocity and Priceline are usually better than what is offered directly by the airline, so be sure to compare them all to get the best price.

Note: OTAs such as Orbitz and Travelocity allow free cancellation without penalty before 10 PM central time the day after you purchase. As deals sell-out or expire quickly, this policy will allow you to “lock-in” the cheap fare while you sort out a plan. Just keep in mind that after 10 PM the next day, you will not be able to cancel without the regular penalty.

United and Delta also allow free cancellations within 24-hours while American only allows you to “Hold” a ticket (without paying) for 24-hours. Keep in mind that once you pay for a ticket on you can’t cancel it without a change fee or penalty, even if was purchased less than 24-hours ago.

The Department of Transportation doesn’t enforce 24-hour free cancellation on tickets less than 7-days away from departure, so some airlines and OTAs will allow it while some will not. On Orbitz, you can easily see if your ticket allows a free cancellation, just look for “FREE Cancel” next to the price of the ticket.

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Flight Availability: Houston to Zurich as of 1:08 PM on 12/16/15.
Flight Availability: Houston to Zurich as of 1:08 PM on 12/16/15.
Flight Availability: Houston to Zurich as of 1:08 PM on 12/16/15.
Flight Availability: Houston to Zurich as of 1:08 PM on 12/16/15.

I was able to pull these up with Priceline, and it should be available on most of the other major booking sites. Screenshot taken at 1:12 PM on 12/16/15.


Flight Details:

  • Availability: See calendar. 14-day advance purchase required.
  • Documentation: Passport Required.
  • Departure and Destination Airports: IAH / HOU – ZRH
  • Example Dates: (Priceline / OrbitzMar 02 – Mar 09 / Feb  10 – Feb 16 / Jan 20 – Jan 26 / Other dates: Use the +/- 3-day search tool on Orbitz.
  • Carrier: American / British Airways
  • Fare Basis Code: OLN4S1Z1
  • Fare Class: O
  • Mile Accrual: 100%
  • Stopover component: none.
  • CPM: 5.71 (11970 miles)
  • Previous Lowest Price Average: $991
  • Open this itinerary on: PricelineBookingBuddyOrbitz, Travelocity, CheapTickets, Expedia, Hotwire.

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