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Emirates has low fares on its fifth-freedom route between New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP), with prices starting at $496 round-trip in economy. These fares can be found for departures in October through May 2017. Book through the Emirates website and make sure you check the box that says “my dates are flexible” so you can see the lowest fares.
Although you won’t be flying Emirates first class on the A380, economy isn’t bad either, as Jennifer Aniston experienced in a humorous commercial. Emirates is a partner of Alaska Airlines, so you’ll be able to earn elite-qualifying and redeemable Alaska miles at a rate of 50%, according to Alaska’s mileage earning chart.
Route: JFK to MXP
Cost: $496+ round-trip in economy
Dates: October – May 2017
Booking Link: Emirates
Pay With: Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP) for $496 round-trip in December:
New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP) for $499 round-trip in March:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the 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|