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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.
There’s no better time to book that Euro trip you’ve been wanting to go on. Several Oneworld carriers are offering great deals to European cities such as Zurich (ZRH), Brussels (BRU), Berlin (TXL), and Vienna (VIE) and more from several US cities for departures from September 2016 through March 2017, excluding the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. We’re seeing fares as low as $415 round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Zurich, for example. These itineraries require a stop in each direction but that shouldn’t deter you from taking advantage of these amazing fares.
Airline: American Airlines, British Airways, and Air Berlin
Route: US Cities to Europe
Cost: $415+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2016 – March 2017 (excludes Christmas and New Year’s)
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:
Washington, D.C. (DCA) to Zurich (ZRH) for $415 round-trip on American in January:
San Francisco (SFO) to Brussels (BRU) for $471 round-trip on British Airways in September:
Newark (EWR) to Berlin (TXL) for $491 round-trip on Oneworld Carriers in December:
Houston (IAH) to Vienna (VIE) for $496 round-trip on British Airways in February:
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.
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If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below! Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.