United and Star Alliance were conspicuously absent from the airfare discounts from around the USA to Europe in the past 48 hours.
Star Alliance fares SFO to Eastern Europe, Greece and Egypt
United and Star Alliance airlines, particularly Lufthansa and Swiss Airlines have fares in the low $700s to many airports in Eastern Europe, Greece and Egypt. Many of these cities are airports that were not part of the Delta/Skyteam and American/Oneworld discounts.
- SFO – Budapest BUD, Hungary $700.20 Swiss Airlines
- SFO – Bucharest OTP, Romania $714 United/Lufthansa
- SFO – Sofia SOF, Bulgaria $712 United/Swiss/Air Canada/Lufthansa
- SFO – Thessaloniki SKG, Greece $767 United/Lufthansa/Aegean
- SFO – Athens ATH, Greece $778 Air Canada (Oct-Nov)
- SFO – Cairo CAI, Egypt $743 Air Canada/United/Turkish/Lufthansa
All these ticket fares are bookable online at United.com. There are more airports in Serbia, Moldova and Baltic region in $700s.
$743 is one of the lowest fares I have seen in 2015 for travel from California to Egypt.
United Airlines ticket flying SFO-Cairo via Air Canada/Turkish/ Lufthansa/United
San Francisco SFO – Toronto YYZ – Istanbul IST – Cairo CAI, Egypt.
Cairo CAI – Frankfurt FRA – Seattle SEA – San Francisco SFO.
$742.30 Tuesday Nov 3 – Tuesday Nov 10
Swiss Airlines San Francisco SFO – Zurich, ZUR – Budapest BUD
$700.20 Tuesday Nov 3 – Tuesday Nov 10