Cheap Flights to Europe for Thanksgiving and Spring Break


Attention parents, Europe is on sale from the mid $400s for travel between September 2016 and March 2017. Valid travel periods include Thanksgiving vacation (11/21 – 11/25) and Spring Break (March 13 – 17).

Example fares from Houston for travel during Thanksgiving include:

  • Berlin for $512
  • Frankfurt for $470
  • Munich for $456
  • Vienna for $496
  • Zurich $478

Use Google Flights to find the cheapest fare and book with any travel provider you want.

What should you do in central Europe? Berlin is a cultural and historical mecca year-round. Munich hosts Oktoberfest in September. Vienna is famous for its winter Christmas markets. Zurich is in the Alps, and Frankfurt is a cheap high-speed train connection to pretty much anywhere in Europe.

Travel is on American Airlines or its OneWorld alliance partner British Airways and usually involves a connection in either Dallas, Philadelphia, Charlotte, or London. However, your non-Houston family and friends can join you too. This fare sale seems to be available in many hub cities throughout the United States.

These are the lowest non-error fares to Europe I’ve ever seen. The last time I booked a ticket this low was for Boston to London for $560 11 years ago in 2005.

Act now and ask for permission later. US law allows you to cancel any airline reservation for a full refund within 24 hours of your purchase date. So that means you can jump on this fare sale now while giving yourself a full day to convince the family!

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