Deal Alert: US to Europe From $365 Round-Trip
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Air Berlin is offering very low fares to Europe, with flights from the US starting at just $365 round-trip. Fares are valid for departures from January through May 2017, but availability is somewhat limited. Note that you're going to have to find your fares directly from Air Berlin's website, as they don't seem to be showing up on Google Flights. Type in one of the four departure cities: Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Miami (MIA) and New York (JFK) on Air Berlin's homepage and you will see what routes are discounted. Don't hesitate to book — these fares probably won't be around for long!
Airline: Air Berlin
Route: BOS, JFK, MIA and ORD to Europe
Cost: $365+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January - May 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to Zurich (ZRH) for $365 round-trip per person:
New York (JFK) to Budapest (BUD) for $396 round-trip per person:
New York (JFK) to Krakow (KRK) for $396 round-trip per person:
Chicago (ORD) to Warsaw (WAW) for $427 round-trip per person:
Miami (MIA) to Stuttgart (STR) for $436 round-trip 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 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.
H/T: The Flight Deal
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