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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.

Whether leisure travel, business travel or even a mileage run is calling, check out these great fares from many US cities to Europe on American Airlines and United Airlines. These fares are valid for departures from September through early-December 2016 as well as from January through March 2017. Depending on your origin, you can either book a nonstop or one-stop itinerary. We’re seeing round-trip fares as low as $414, so don’t miss this great opportunity to get to Europe for a fraction of the typical cost.

Airline: American and United 
Route: US cities to Europe
Cost: $414+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September through early-December 2016; January through March 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

San Francisco (SFO) to Zurich (ZRH) for $414 round-trip on American in September:

San Francisco (SFO) to Zurich (ZRH) for $414 round-trip on American.

San Francisco (SFO) to Lisbon (LIS) for $437 round-trip on American in October:

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San Francisco (SFO) to Lisbon (LIS) for $437 round-trip on American.

Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Paris (CDG) for $444 round-trip on United in September:

Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Paris (CDG) for $444 round-trip on United.

San Francisco (SFO) to Munich (MUC) for $455 round-trip on American in February:

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San Francisco (SFO) to Munich (MUC) for $455 round-trip on American.

New York (EWR) to Vienna (VIE) for $490 round-trip on American in September:

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New York (EWR) to Vienna (VIE) for $490 round-trip on American.

Chicago (ORD) to London (LHR) for $590 round-trip on United in September:

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Chicago (ORD) to London (LHR) for $590 round-trip on United in September:

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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