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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.
Yesterday’s fantastic Emirates fares to Italy are still available, but today Delta and Alitalia have both began offering comparable fares of their own. Emirates’ fares must be booked by this Thursday, so the same likely applies to today’s additions as well. Note that these fares are only available when you book for two people. You’ll pay $1,008 for two passengers traveling in economy and $3,810 in business class, which works out to roughly $500 per person in economy and $1,900 per person in business. This sale appears to be valid for travel on the same dates — October 1, 2015 through March 23, 2016.
Airline(s): Alitalia and Delta
Route(s): JFK to MXP
Cost: $504 per person in coach, $1,905 per person in business round-trip
Dates: October 2015 through March 2015 (select dates)
Elite Mileage Earning: 7,990 miles (coach), 11,986 miles (business)
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here are a few examples of fares we found:
New York (JFK)-Milan (MXP) for $504 on Delta in economy per person:
New York (JFK)-Milan (MXP) for $504 on Alitalia in economy per person:
New York (JFK)-Milan (MXP) for $1,905 on Delta in business per person:
New York (JFK)-Milan (MXP) for $1,905 on Alitalia in business per person:
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.
For more on Milan, check out TPG’s Destination of the Week post.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
H/T: Dan’s Deals
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