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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel. Additionally, keep in mind that discounted partner fares may not earn miles with US-based carriers.
Update: LOT is also running a sale on business class on select routes from the US, with fares starting around $1,600 round-trip.
LOT Polish Airlines has more flight deals this morning following its sale on travel bound for Budapest last week. This time, travelers originating in Chicago (ORD) and New York (JFK) can find flights from $492 round-trip to Paris (CDG). As with the Budapest deal, these flights have a connection in Warsaw en route to Paris (usually 4-5 hours). Additionally, because LOT is a Star Alliance member, you may be able to earn redeemable and elite-qualifying miles with United — most likely based on the “L” fare class, which will earn you 25% PQMs, but unfortunately no segments.
Airline: LOT Polish Airlines
Routes: JFK and ORD to CDG
Cost: $492+ round-trip in economy
Dates: February 2016 through April 2016
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 2,552 elite-qualifying miles
Fare Class: L
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) for $492 on LOT Polish Airlines in February (earns 2,552 PQMs):
New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) for $492 on LOT Polish Airlines in March (earns 2,552 PQMs):
Chicago (ORD) to Paris (CDG) for $492 on LOT Polish Airlines (earns 2,761 PQMs):
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: The Flight Deal
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With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.