Deal Alert: East Coast to Barcelona From $376 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
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 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.
American, Delta and Star Alliance (Air Canada/Swiss) are currently offering great deals on flights to Barcelona, Spain (BCN). Fly nonstop from New York (JFK) and Boston (BOS) to the vibrant beachside city from just $376 round-trip. These fantastic fares are valid for departures from mid-January through March 2017. You can search for your flights on Google Flights and then continue to the airlines' sites to book — you may have to book through a partner airline to secure the lowest price. Note that if you're based in Boston, these itineraries require a stop in each direction, but there are a few nonstop options to choose from if you're flying from New York.
Airlines: American, Delta and Swiss
Route: JFK and BOS to BCN
Cost: $376+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January — March 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 Barcelona (BCN) for $376 round-trip in February on Delta:
New York (JFK) to Barcelona (BCN) for $376 round-trip in March on American:
Boston (BOS) to Barcelona (BCN) for $391 round-trip in March on Air Canada and Swiss:
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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