<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(LaurieL622 @ Sep 1 2006, 01:27 PM) [snapback]137897[/snapback]</div>
You've got to realize that Munich during Oktoberfest is somewhat of an "anomaly" in the normal "Europe is cheaper during fall/winter." The lowest I've found is to fly Virgin Atlantic
from LAX to LHR and then get your bags and re-check them for a flight on Lufthansa
from LHR to MUC. To get this price, you'll have to fly back a day later than the dates you mentioned (Oct 3rd rather than Oct 2nd). Also, if you wish to spend any number of nights in London, you can fly back to LA on the 4th, 5th, 6th, etc of October for all the same price. The same is also true if you wanted days in London before
Oktoberfest (fly to London on the 21st, 20th, 19th, etc of September).
Virgin Atlantic Flight VS008
Fri 22 SEP
17:20 Depart Los Angeles (LAX)
11:45 Arrive London (LHR) + 1 day
It seems that Virgin Atlantic does NOT have an interline agreement with Lufthansa. You'll have to claim your bags at LHR and re-check them with Lufthansa!
Sat 23 Sep
Lufthansa Flight LH4757
15:35 Depart London, Heathrow
18:20 Arrive Munich, Franz Josef Strauss
Economy Saver (W)
Tue 3 Oct
Lufthansa Flight LH4752
09:15 Munich, Franz Josef Strauss
10:15 London, Heathrow
Economy Saver (W)
Again, you'll have to claim your bags at LHR and re-check them with Virgin Atlantic!
Mon 3 OCT
Virgin Atlantic Flight VS023
15:00 Depart London (LHR)
18:35 Arrive Los Angeles (LAX)
Virgin - $562.90
Lufthansa - $193.84
Total = $756.74
The VIRGIN ATLANTIC flight MUST be purchased by September 10th. I am not sure if the Lufthansa flight has a purchase restriction, so it's best to book this ASAP if it will be the flights you'll use.
The flights are bookable (and cheapest) at their respective websites. If you use Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, etc, they charge you a booking fee. Let me know if this helps or if you have any further questions.