[09/10/2019 @ 08:31 PM CT] Book this fare on: Lufthansa, Priceline, BookingBuddy, Travelocity, SkyScanner, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, CheapTickets.
[09/11/2019 @ 05:35 PM CT] Expired.
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Lufthansa has round-trip flights from Dallas (DFW) to Budapest or Zagreb (BUD/ZAG) for $507-$527 with a connection. Flights October to May. Departures on Tuesday and Wednesday. 7-day minimum stay required.
Note: Lufthansa “Light Fares” allow for 1 carry-on bag with a maximum weight restriction of 18-lbs. This will probably not be enough weight for those of you who wish to do a carry-on only trip. You can avoid seat selection fees by accepting the randomly assigned seat at the gate.
- Budapest – Example Dates: (BookingBuddy / Lufthansa) Oct 30 – Nov 06 / Nov 05 – Nov 12 / Nov 06 – Nov 13 / Nov 12 – Nov 19 / Nov 13 – Nov 20 / Nov 20 – Nov 27 / Dec 10 – Dec 17 / Dec 11 – Dec 18 / Jan 07 – Jan 14 / Jan 08 – Jan 15 / Jan 15 – Jan 22 / Jan 22 – Jan 29 / Jan 29 – Feb 05 / Feb 05 – Feb 12 / Feb 19 – Feb 26 / Feb 25 – Mar 03 / Feb 26 – Mar 04 / Mar 03 – Mar 10 / Mar 04 – Mar 11 / Mar 11 – Mar 18 / Mar 17 – Mar 24 / Mar 24 – Mar 31 / Mar 25 – Apr 01 / Mar 31 – Apr 07 / Apr 01 – Apr 08 / Apr 15 – Apr 22 / Apr 29 – May 06 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.
- Zagreb – Example Dates: (BookingBuddy / Lufthansa) Oct 30 – Nov 06 / Nov 06 – Nov 13 / Nov 12 – Nov 19 / Nov 13 – Nov 20 / Nov 20 – Nov 27 / Dec 03 – Dec 10 / Dec 04 – Dec 11 / Jan 08 – Jan 15 / Jan 15 – Jan 22 / Jan 22 – Jan 29 / Jan 29 – Feb 05 / Feb 05 – Feb 12 / Feb 12 – Feb 19 / Feb 19 – Feb 26 / Feb 25 – Mar 03 / Feb 26 – Mar 04 / Mar 03 – Mar 10 / Mar 04 – Mar 11 / Mar 11 – Mar 18 / Mar 17 – Mar 24 / Mar 24 – Mar 31 / Mar 25 – Apr 01 / Mar 31 – Apr 07 /Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.
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