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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.
There have been a slew of flight deals to Europe recently, but this one is one of the best we’ve seen thus far. United is attacking Delta at its biggest hubs, offering fares from just $358 round-trip, valid for departures from now through April 2017, including over Thanksgiving and the New Years holiday. Keep in mind that most of these flights will involve a stop in each direction, but these fares are so low that it’s still completely worth it.
Route: ATL, DTW, MSP, SLC to AMS, MXP, CDG, FCO
Cost: $358+ round-trip in economy
Dates: October — April 2017
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:
Atlanta (ATL) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $358 round-trip for New Years:
Salt Lake City (SLC) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $358 round-trip:
Minneapolis (MSP) to Milan (MXP) for $364 round-trip over Thanksgiving:
Detroit (DTW) to Paris (CDG) for $391 round-trip for Valentine’s Day — including transatlantic flights on United’s 787 Dreamliner:
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|