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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 or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
A great deal for anyone wanting to visit Ecuador — JetBlue is offering discounted flights from Newark (EWR), Philadelphia (PHL), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Cleveland (CLE), and Washington D.C. (DCA) to Quito (UIO) starting from just $254 round-trip! Note that outbound flights have a layover in FLL, but at these prices it’s no big deal. Discounted fares are valid for departures from January to February 2017, and be sure to book fast — these deals probably won’t last long. Use Google Flights to search for availability on your desired dates, then head to JetBlue‘s site to complete booking.
Route: US cities to UIO
Cost: $254 round-trip in economy
Dates: November — December
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: American Express Platinum Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Quito (UIO) for $254 round-trip in January:
Washington DC (DCA) to Quito (UIO) for $321 round-trip in February:
Newark (EWR) to Quito (UIO) for $383 round-trip in January:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, 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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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||16.24%-23.24% Variable||Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95||0%||Excellent Credit|