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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 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.
The incredibly-cheap transatlantic Norwegian Air Shuttle deals continue! Today we’re seeing flights from New York’s JFK to Oslo (OSL) or Stockholm (ARN) for as low as US$195. Plus, not only are the fares incredibly cheap, but you can also maximize your time off from work on some dates. All of the itineraries below depart Friday night and return the next Sunday night, so you’ll be out for just 5 work days. But make sure to wear a heavy coat on-board so you don’t take up valuable bag space, as these cheap flights are found in the dead of winter.
The easiest way to get a lower price is to use the Google Flights “separate tickets” feature. For some itineraries, Google Flights will prompt you to book the outbound and inbound segments separately. One will book through the US version of the site, while the other through a foreign site (in our example it’s the Swedish version). However, to save even more, you can find a low-priced itinerary on Google Flights and then head to the Norwegian or Swedish version of the carrier’s site and input your dates directly. Booking flights solely from the international websites is a reliable way of saving even more when booking Norwegian Air Shuttle flights.
Route: JFK to OSL/ARN
Cost: $195+ 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:
New York (JFK) to Oslo (OSL) for 1,698 NOK (US$195) round-trip in February — Friday-Sunday itinerary:
New York (JFK) to Stockholm (ARN) for 1,695 NOK (US$195) round-trip in March — Friday-Sunday itinerary:
New York (JFK) to Oslo (OSL) for 1,698 NOK (US$195) round-trip in March — Friday-Sunday itinerary:
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 Oslo courtesy of Andia via Getty Images.
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H/T: The Flight Deal
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