Cheap Flights: Houston to Budapest $587 / $612 r/t – United / Turkish

[01/06/2016 @ 3:25 PM] Open this itinerary here: PricelineOrbitz, BookingBuddyCheapTicketsTravelocity, HotwireExpedia.
[03/19/2016 @ 9:00 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.

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Turkish Airlines, United, and Star Alliance partners have round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Budapest (BUD) for $582 (on Turkish) to $612 (on UA / Star) with a connection. Flights January to April. See the Flight Details section of this post for example booking dates.

Note: Mile accrual will differ depending on which alliance partner you fly. There is zero mileage accrual on Turkish or Lufthansa when crediting back to United with a K class fare.

Delta / KLM are also offering round-trips for about $650; a competitive price to this destination.

If you want to see other deals that are still bookable you should use check out the “Bookable Deals” page on our site. It filters out deals that have expired, or have low availability.

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.

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 it 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 Budapest as of 3:29 PM on 1/6/16.
Flight Availability: Houston to Budapest as of 3:29 PM on 1/6/16.
Flight Availability: Houston to Budapest as of 3:29 PM on 1/6/16.
Flight Availability: Houston to Budapest as of 3:29 PM on 1/6/16.

I was able to pull this up on Priceline and Orbitz. Screenshot taken at 3:47 PM on 01/06/16.


Flight Details:

  • Availability: See Calendar of dates.
  • Documentation: Passport Required.
  • Departure and Destination Airports: IAH – BUD
  • Example Dates: (Priceline / Orbitz) Mar 16 – Mar 23 / Other dates: Try using the +/- 3-day search tool on Orbitz.
  • Carrier: United / Turkish
  • Fare Basis Code:
  • Fare Class: K
  • Mile Accrual: 0% on Turkish or Lufthansa.
  • Stopover component: nothing worth mentioning.
  • CPM: 4.17 (14078 miles)
  • Full Route: IAH-IST-BUD-IST-IAH
  • Previous Lowest Price Average: $812
  • Open this itinerary on: PricelineOrbitz, BookingBuddyCheapTicketsTravelocity, HotwireExpedia.

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