LOWS
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MUC/SZG-OKC Routing Help Needed

Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:52 am

I need suggestions on the best route from MUC to OKC on 22 December returning on 30 December. Unfortunately, since this is not a work trip, I do not have access to the company account, so I cannot just call OS and ask for whatever in Y.

My family is paying for me to go back for Christmas, but the budget is around 1200$, if I am very lucky 1300$.
I must not leave MUC before 11.30, as the earliest I can get to MUC is about 10.15. I will be coming via bus and train Unken-Bad Reichenhall-Freilassing-Munich East-MUC.

OS/LH/LX is preferred, though I am not opposed to UA/CO especially if it has a CO flight number which gives me more miles.

I am also not opposed to flying out of SZG and returning via MUC. The absolute earliest I could be out the door is about 5am. Currently, I am leaving at 6.20am. It is about 45minutes to SZG from my house in good conditions.

The best I could get on ITA Matrix was:

MUC-IAD Dep 11.40 arrive 15.00
IAD-DEN Dep 16.11 arrive 18.09
DEN-OKC Dep 19.45 arrive 22.15

OKC-IAH Dep 7.45 arr 9.05
IAH-EWR Dep 10.45 arr 15.16
EWR-MUC Dep 17.30 arr 7.40+1

for 1244,80$.

I have never flown any other 767 than a 300ER, so a 200 and a 400 would at least be interesting.

Thanks for the help, everyone!
 
HT
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RE: MUC/SZG-OKC Routing Help Needed

Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:36 am

Quoting lows (Thread starter):
MUC-IAD Dep 11.40 arrive 15.00
IAD-DEN Dep 16.11 arrive 18.09

71 minutes to connect at IAD sounds a bit tight, especially considering that it will be busy holiday season ...
-HT
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
 
LOWS
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RE: MUC/SZG-OKC Routing Help Needed

Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:22 pm

Quoting HT (Reply 1):

71 minutes to connect at IAD sounds a bit tight, especially considering that it will be busy holiday season ...

I will use a US passport, so maybe it won't be so bad?
 
sw733
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RE: MUC/SZG-OKC Routing Help Needed

Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:12 pm

Quoting lows (Reply 2):
I will use a US passport, so maybe it won't be so bad?

It can still be bad. I rarely connect through IAD, but when I do (on my US passport) it can take well over one hour to deplane, clear immigration, get my bag, clear customs, drop off my bag, go through security and get to the next flight.
 
LOWS
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RE: MUC/SZG-OKC Routing Help Needed

Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:26 pm

Looking back in my journal, I never had any problem connecting in IAD but maybe I have just been lucky. But then it has always been on the IAD-OKC CR7, so I don't know how I have done for time. And OS VIE-IAD seems to get in a weird time.

Also, apparently there is a sandwich place in C/D that is really good. Something Sandwich Werks? I cannot read my own writing.

[Edited 2011-11-01 08:02:53]
 
PI4EVER
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RE: MUC/SZG-OKC Routing Help Needed

Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:32 pm

Andreas,
DL routes MUC-OKC via AMS and MSP and return OKC-ATL-MUC for $848EUR. You would fly KL E170 to AMS and DL 763 and CRJ to MSP and on to OKC. Return via ATL is on an MD88 and 764.
LH routes MUC-ORD-OKC and OKC-IAD-MUC using LH/UA connections. Fare is $974EUR.
US routes MUC via PHL and/or CLT to ORD and on to OKC using UA. Fare is $1004EUR.
I think the best is the DL service as the MUC departure is at 1150am to give you time for train to MUC and return to MUC arrives at 740am for train onward to SZG. DL service transatlantic includes the option to purchase Economy Comfort seating, but meal and beverage service includes free wine and beer anyway if you don't need/want the extra couple inches of legroom. The DL 764 is the best aircraft in DL's transatlantic fleet (I think) with AVOD at every seat and large enough capacity you can always snag a window or aisle on the 2 seat side.
Consider also using DL/KL/AF from NUE although a same day routing all the way to OKC may involve an early morning departure and multiple routings via CDG or AMS and two US airports to get you to OKC the same day. I am suggesting it however as sometimes the KL and AF websites offer lower fares for the same DL flights. This $848EUR fare was using the DL website and originating MUC only. Even try an open jaw.....originate NUE return MUC or vice-versa.
Good Luck with your plans. Book soon. Very busy travel period in the USA and seats will only GO UP IN PRICE. Let us know what you book,
Thomas
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RE: MUC/SZG-OKC Routing Help Needed

Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:30 am

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

It looks like I will get to finally try US which is something I have always wanted to do. For $1260 USD, meeting all of my criteria:


US Airways 707 Dep: 12:00PM Arr: 3:25PM 9h 25m Airbus A330 Coach (N)
Layover in PHL 2h 35m
US Airways 799 Dep: 6:00PM Arr: 7:27PM 2h 27m Airbus A320 Coach (N)
Layover in ORD 1h 33m
US Airways 7679 Dep: 9:00PM Arr: 11:14PM 2h 14m Canadair RJ 700 Coach (N)
OPERATED BY UNITED EXPRESS/GOJET AIRLINES

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Oklahoma City (OKC) to Munich (MUC) - Fri, Dec 30

US Airways 7556 Dep: 7:10AM Arr: 9:10AM 2h Canadair RJ 700 Coach (V)
OPERATED BY UNITED EXPRESS/GOJET AIRLINES
Layover in ORD 2h 35m
US Airways 1167 Dep: 11:45AM Arr: 2:40PM 1h 55m Boeing 737 Coach (V)
Layover in PHL 4h
US Airways 706 Dep: 6:40PM Arr: 8:55AM 8h 15m Airbus A330 Coach (V)
Sat, Dec 31

[Edited 2011-11-02 04:40:02]

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