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Airfare - Newark to Cologne - Only 25,000 Miles in Summer on Continental

Airfare - Newark to Cologne - Only 25,000 Miles in Summer on Continental

Dec 1st, 2006, 07:32 PM
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Airfare - Newark to Cologne - Only 25,000 Miles in Summer on Continental

As I have previously posted, Continental is having a great fare sale from Newark to Cologne, Germany (less than $300, though mid-May). The cheapest fares are going fast...

ALSO, AND VERY IMPORTANTLY:
The second part of this promotion reduces the miles needed for a frequent flier ticket to 25,000 (for round-trip), instead of the usual 50,000. It is good throughout the summer! There are still lots of summer dates available!
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Dec 1st, 2006, 07:35 PM
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I l-o-v-e a great deal!!!
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Dec 1st, 2006, 07:57 PM
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This is why my daughter and I are going to Cologne and Paris in February. I found the 25000-mile roundtrip for SEA-CGN. We have only ever taken two trips on Continental - and those were over 12,000 each. With bonuses for online check-in, 500 miles I got for some silly free sign-up thing, and a slight $32 top-up for my daughter, we had more than enough miles for the trip.

Basically we flew to Europe on Continental twice, and we are getting one almost-free trip for it (at least so far as airfare goes). In order to link my daughter's reservation to mine, I needed the services of a ticket agent, and so our total tally is $40 x 2 for taxes, $15 x 2 for the ticket agent, and $32 for a 1000 miles top-up for my daughter, for two round-trip tickets.
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Dec 1st, 2006, 08:22 PM
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Awesome for you and your daughter! I hope you have a great trip together.

I see that you are going in February. I couldn't believe it is available during the summer too, but it is. This is the first great deal I've heard of for summer 2007. (We captured $413 Virgin Atlantic Newark to London last summer, which was thrilling too.)

I was checking budget flights from Cologne to Paris and found one-way as low as 19 euros (including taxes/fees) on Germanwings. I'll have to check out Germanwings a bit and see where else they fly and if the feedback is ok on them...

Can you tell that I am very excited right now? Four tickets for summer travel to Germany for 100,000 miles and $142.40 (taxes/fees).
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Dec 1st, 2006, 08:25 PM
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I just noticed your trip is from Seattle, WillTravel. Even better! Congratulations!
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Dec 1st, 2006, 08:27 PM
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Thanks, Travelgirl2! We already have an August trip planned because a few weeks ago we got a Northwest Airlines fare mistake from Vancouver to Romania (and then we'll take budget flights and train from there). So this February trip is just an unexpected bonus of sorts.

I noticed there is lots of EWR availability to CGN in summer, but I couldn't find any summer availability from SEA or YVR (although because I really didn't need it, I may not have looked hard enough). I'd advise anyone interested in a summer trip, with 25000 miles or near to it on Continental, to look at alternate airports for departure. Even if you have to fly somewhere, this promotion is worth it.
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Dec 1st, 2006, 08:29 PM
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Also, if you use Thalys.com, you might find it's worth it to take the train instead of a budget flight. We have two roundtrip tickets from Cologne-Paris for 116 Euros. The problem is that the train tickets probably aren't available for summer yet, whereas the budget flights are. So in your case, I think I'd go with the sure thing - the budget flights.
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Dec 1st, 2006, 08:30 PM
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Care to elaborate on the fare mistake? It sounds exciting.
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Dec 1st, 2006, 08:34 PM
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Basically, Northwest loaded fares that worked out to about $250 Canadian from Vancouver to Bucharest, with the possibility of European stopovers. It didn't last long, but lots of people got in on it. I'd suggest reading FlyerTalk.com , because that's the best way to keep up on these deals.
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Dec 1st, 2006, 08:45 PM
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Will do. That's two great deals this year. I'm impressed.
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