New Services from Austrian Air

Via code shares with United Airlines, Austrian Airlines has broadened it service to Vienna. This allows Austrian to offer U.S.-to-Vienna service from 20 major U.S. cities. The code share flights are routed through one of Austrians three U.S. gateways, New York, Chicago and Washington, DC.

In addition, Austrian has introduced a "Discover Europe Pass," which allows travel among 73 European and Russian cities for $349 for the first three trips. Up to seven additional trips are available at $99 each. Accompanying children get a 33% discount. The pass must be purchased in conjunction with a roundtrip ticket from North America to Vienna.

Contact: 800-843-0002.

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Key Websites

  1. viamichelin.co.uk/
    The Michelin database of hotels and restaurants plus great interactive trip planning tools.
  2. bing.com/maps
    Map and automobile trip planning. Locates routes and distances.
  3. bahn.com/i/view/index.shtml
    German rail. Train schedules throughout Europe, not just Germany.
  4. sbb.ch/en/home.html
    Swiss and European rail schedules.
  5. ski-europe.com/
    Top web resource for skiers with much data on Alpine resorts.
  6. myswitzerland.com/en-us/home.html
    Website of Switzerland's national tourist authority.
  7. germany.travel/en/index.html
    Germany's national tourist authority.
  8. http://www.anto.com
    Austria's national tourist authority.

Notes for Readers

  • Foreign currency prices are converted to U.S. dollars at the exchange rate in effect at the time of publication.
  • Hotel prices listed are for one night. Discounts are often available for longer stays.
  • All hotel prices include breakfast unless otherwise noted.
  • Local European telephone area codes carry the "0" required for in-country dialing. To phone establishments from outside the country, such as from the USA, do not dial the first "0".