This is my first post here. I usually fly to Europe about twice a year and in the past 6 years or so I have always been able to find some sort of a reasonable deal. For example, last summer we flew from IAD to MUC between June 10 and August 10 and paid $2000 for 4 tickets. When we fly out of CHS, we usually pay about $680 per ticket.
Anyways, this summer, I am not able to find ANYTHING below $800. I would like to fly between June 30 and July 10th and return between July 30th and August 10th. At least 4 weeks.
I really need to stay below $800 per ticket incl everything. I need 1 adult (age 28) and 2 kids (between 2-11). Most of the time it’s the same price anyway though for the kids.
Best to fly out is CHS, then CLT, then ATL, then TPA. Other little airports in South carolina or North Carolina of course would work too (Columbia, Raleigh, Greenville, etc) IAD is really far and only works if it is extremely cheap (see example above). Same with any of the north eastern airports like New York or Boston. It would work but has to be below $600 or so for a ticket because it will be about $200 for me to fly from CHS to any of these airports.
I need to fly into MUC. Alternatively VIE or ZRH. Final destination is INN, but flights into INN are really expensive usually and it is only a 2 hour car drive from Munich. Also Budapest may work if there is a great deal, or anything with a 5 hour car drive radius from Innsbruck, Austria. So Milan, Vienna, Zurich, Munich..
If anybody has found any deals for this summer, I would love to hear about it. So far it looks like this would be the first year in 6 that I cant go because flights are just ridiculously expensive.