Star Alliance airlines United, Air Canada, and Lufthansa are putting Munich on sale from Minneapolis for January, February, and March travel, with travel starting at just $412, round-trip, after taxes.
These flights all include at least one layover, but if you book it right, the flight should less than 12 hours on the way to Munich, and between 13 to 17 hours on the way back.
Munich is a great jumping off point to explore Bavaria and a beautiful train ride to one of my favorite cities, Innsbruck, Austria.
To find this deal, use Google Flights and search for flights between MSP and MUC.
Copa Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance, is putting its direct San Francisco to Panama City route on sale for $411 round-trip, direct, including taxes, between January 2017 and May 2017.
Availability appears great, even over Martin Luther Kind Day and Presidents’ Day.
To find this deal, use Google Flights and search for non-stop flights between SFO and PTY.
I have taken Copa’s direct flight from San Francisco to Panama City before, and I especially love their red-eye, which, at just over 7 hours, can yield in just the right amount of sleep to enjoy your morning in Panama City.
If you don’t mind a layover (bringing the trip to 10+ hours) or need American/Oneworld miles, American has flights for as low as $376 for those same dates.