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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.
Here’s a fantastic opportunity to visit the typically pricey Canary Islands for much less than usual. We’re seeing fares from the end of February through March 2017 starting at just $394 round-trip from several US cities including New York (JFK), Boston (BOS) and Miami (MIA). Depending on your home city, your flights will be either on Air Europa or Iberia to Tenerife (TFN).
There’s a good amount of availability on these routes on both airlines — perfect if you’re trying to earn status with American (credit Iberia flights to AAdvantage) or Delta (credit Air Europa flights to SkyMiles). We’re seeing especially good availability out of Miami — search for your desired dates on Google Flights and then complete booking on your carrier’s site.
Airline: Air Europa, Iberia
Route: JFK, BOS, and MIA to MAD, TFN
Cost: $394+ round-trip in economy
Dates: February – March 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, 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 Tenerife (TFN) for $394 round-trip in March on Iberia:
Boston (BOS) to Tenerife (TFN) for $413 round-trip in March on Iberia:
Miami (MIA) to Tenerife (TFN) for $434 round-trip in March on Air Europa:
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, 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 Tenerife, Spain courtesy of Getty Images.
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