United and Star Alliance airlines have fares as low as $760 for San Francisco to Thessaloniki, Greece SKG for travel in November and from mid-January to March 2016.
Last year I learned how expensive it is to fly to Greece from California. I wanted to attend the TBEX Europe conference in Athens to hang out with travel bloggers and have fun in the sun. I searched for several months and the best deal I found was flying to Scandinavia and taking low cost carriers to Greece. Unfortunately, Norway distracted me. I found a low fare to Oslo and flew there for two weeks in September, rather than travel to Greece in October.
United $763 SFO to Thessaloniki, Greece
I refer to TBEX Athens and my search one year ago for airfare deals to Greece as evidence that a United Airlines $763 airfare to Thessaloniki SKG is a good deal airfare for Greece. I saw United drop the fare for LAX-SKG to $790 last May for flights in November 2015, including Thanksgiving week. This is a good airfare from San Francisco with many possible Star Alliance carrier routings using United, Lufthansa, Air Canada, Austrian, and Aegean Airlines.
United Airlines San Francisco SFO – Frankfurt FRA – Thessaloniki, Greece SKG
$800.50 Saturday November 7 – Saturday November 14, 2015
This itinerary is $17 more than the lowest fares, but it only requires one stop in Frankfurt. Most of the low fare itineraries route you through one stop in the USA.
You can fly Saturday to Saturday Thanksgiving week for $767 with Air Canada.