Amazing Deal Alert: US to Europe From $164 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 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.
Wow Air has finally delivered on its promise of bringing $69 flights to the US. On limited dates from January through April 2017, you can score round-trip flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to some of the carrier’s European destinations for under $200. The cheapest fare we’ve found is $164 round-trip between Los Angeles (LAX) and Copenhagen (CPH), which is incredibly low for a West Coast to Europe flight, and one of the lowest transcontinental fares we’ve ever seen. If you’re based on the East Coast, there are some cheap flights to be had as well from cities such as Boston (BOS), Miami (MIA) and Newark (EWR), but at slightly higher prices.
Wow Air is a budget airline so you’ll be paying extra fees if you want to choose your seat or check a bag, but we’ve had good experiences with Wow. If you’re using Google Flights to find your desired itinerary, you’ll probably have to take advantage of the separate tickets feature in order to find the cheapest prices.
Airline: Wow Air
Route: US cities to Europe
Cost: $164+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January – April 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:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $164 round-trip in January:
San Francisco (SFO) to Stockholm (ARN) for $218 round-trip in February – March:
San Francisco (SFO) to Edinburgh (EDI) for $238 round-trip in January:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Bristol, England (BRS) for $238 round-trip in January:
Miami (MIA) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $269 round-trip in April:
Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $269 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 Copenhagen, Denmark.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!