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my way -alpine in june......best transport to salzburg

i will be using american airlines miles ....does not fly into Salzburg.....suggestions re best way to get there....i know the suggestions are likely munich or vienna but i would like your thoughts.....i have been to neither of those locales....do i want to try to spend time in either before beginning this 2 week trip when that is close to all the time i have

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I think Munich is your best option, then 2 hr train to Salzburg. The Vienna airport is a smaller one, so you will most likely have fewer convenient options into/out of Vienna by air.
Safe travels!

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Although I don't particularly expect June to be a rough COVID period, if things go wacko shortly before your trip, you might prefer not to have a second country in the mix, which might be a reason to give Vienna serious consideration as your landing point.

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But- with Vienna you will most likely transfer through another country, which COULD be an issue. Last Sept, 2019, we had to cancel the Italy portion of our trip because we transferred thru Heathrow, and at that time, we would have been required to quarantine in Italy as a result. Other countries did not have that requirement regarding airport transfers [in early Sept.]
Just so many unknown variables! Good luck!

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thank you for your thoughts.....i just received a response to inquiry to American Airlines...turns out they have currently suspended travel to Austria...only get there using partner airlines...i assume if this mess improves i will be able to fly into Salzburg...may be a good reason to stay in the states again this year

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Hi Sharon! My family and I are also going on the My Way Alpine tour from 6/6-6/17. Is this the same one that you will be on? We are flying into Munich and taking the train to Salzburg. Out of all the options available, it seemed to be the easiest while also being reasonably priced.

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Try AA again.

I just did a trial booking for June and found I could get a single ticket routing to Salzburg ( SZG)

Whether there are FF mile flights available is another issue, but a paid ticket is now possible

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I feel like I have lost something here in the stream of posts. You are going on the "My way Alpine Tour" in June (what Fun!!) and you want to use American Airlines Miles. It sounded like you were trying to decide between Munich and Vienna and then it became discouraging to you when you couldn't get Salzburg?

I just did a test using American Airlines Miles and Munich and Vienna were both options. I did the Multi-City option and found lots of choices for flying into Munich and out of Geneva for 60,000miles and $385.67 for two dates in June. I think that these would be good options for you.