A good sale for nonstop service to Amsterdam.
United and its partners Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa and Swiss Air’s $601 fare is a regular economy fare with ONE checked luggage and normal size carry-on
United and its partners Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa and Swiss Air also have a $452 fare, but it is a Basic Economy / Economy Light fare. These Basic Economy / Economy Light fares:
DO NOT allow for advance seat assignment
DO NOT include checked bags – they are $70 each way for the 1st bag and $100 each way for 2nd
DO NOT allow for changes
DO NOT allow for cancellations – so if you cancel after the 24 hour risk free period, the Basic Economy version will have no value for future purchase
Most online travel agencies are not properly displaying these fares with United / Air Canada / Austrian / Lufthansa / Swiss Air as BASIC ECONOMY
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Amsterdam, Netherlands – Photo: BriYYZ via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)
Sample Travel Date:
April 4th – 11th, 2022
This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
Valid for travel from January 2022 – early April 2022. A Sunday stay is required. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 14 days in advance of departure
Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
Departing from: IAD
Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
Textbox 1: ua
This is instructing ITA to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on Priceline and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to the regular economy fare.
Return Advanced Routing Code:
Textbox 1: ua
(Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted
You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
IAD – AMS (Amsterdam) – IAD
Miles Flown: 7,710 miles
Redeemable Miles: 2,455 miles
How to Buy:
Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
Select the $452 fare in the search results and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to a regular fare for $149 more (or $601 total roundtrip). The regular fare with advance seat assignment and ONE check bag included.