Deal Alert: US to Europe from $391 Round-Trip
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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.
Many of yesterday’s phenomenal fares to Europe are still available from many US cities. While United has pulled its upgradable “V” fares, American and its Oneworld partners are still offering round-trip fares from around the $400 mark. We’re seeing fares as low as $391 round-trip for nonstop flights between New York (JFK) and Madrid (MAD). However, many more cities in both the US and Europe are available in this deal — as you’ll see below. While we’ve seen these fares being available pretty consistently this week, there’s no guarantee they’ll stick around, so don’t wait to book!
Airline: American and Oneworld partners
Route: US — Europe
Cost: $391+ round-trip
Dates: December 2016 — May 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:
New York (JFK) to Madrid (MAD) for $391 round-trip in January:
New York (JFK) to Lisbon (LIS) for $409 round-trip in January:
Chicago (ORD) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $417 round-trip in April:
Miami (MIA) to Geneva (GVA) for $429 round-trip in February:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Berlin (TXL) for $492 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 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.
Featured image of Lisbon courtesy of Getty Images.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!