Just for grins, I was checking out some summertime rates to Frankfurt. Of course, we’re partial to the nonstop service provided by Condor German Airlines. But fair is fair–we checked on some other fine airlines as well. Here’s what we found:
Anchorage-Frankfurt on Continental, June 7-21, 2011.
07 Jun Anchorage-Seattle-Chicago-Frankfurt: 19 hours, 7 minutes
21 Jun Frankfurt-Newark-Seattle-Anchorage: 22 hours, 5 minutes
Cost: $1,856 roundtrip all-in (Not kidding)
Anchorage-Frankfurt on Delta, June 8-22, 2011
08 Jun Anchorage-Detroit-Frankfurt: 21 hours, 10 minutes
22 Jun Frankfurt-Amsterdam-Seattle: 19 hours, 54 minutes
Cost: $1,913 roundtrip all-in (Yep. That’s in coach, too)
Anchorage-Frankfurt on USAir, June 8-21, 2011
08Jun Anchorage-Phoenix-Philadelphia-Frankfurt: 22 hours, 35 minutes
21Jun Frankfurt-Philadelphia-Anchorage: 18 hours, 36 minutes
Cost: $1,850 roundtrip all-in
Anchorage-Frankfurt on Condor, June 7-25, 2011
07 Jun Anchorage-Frankfurt nonstop: 9 hours, 45 minutes
25 Jun Frankfurt-Anchorage nonstop: 9 hours, 40 minutes
Cost: $960 roundtrip all-in
**Just for grins, here’s the price to Zurich on Edelweiss**
Anchorage-Zurich on Edelweiss Air: June 13-20, 2011
13 Jun Anchorage-Zurich nonstop: 9 hours, 50 minutes
20 Jun Zurich-Anchorage nonstop: 9 hours, 50 mintues
Very few prices are all-inclusive these days. Airlines may shake you down for some extra money for checked luggage, seat assignments, meals, beverages and/or priority boarding.
Our friends at USTravel can help you navigate the increasingly complex minefield of airline pricing. From here, though, it looks like Condor offers the best bargain to Europe, in less than half the time of the U.S. carriers that fly through the Lower 48. Thank goodness Edelweiss also is offering service to Zurich. I would not be surprised to see rates fall as summer approaches, since their prices are almost twice as much as Condor‘s.
Save time. Save money. Fly nonstop to Europe with Condor.
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