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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend 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.

Inexpensive airfares to Europe have been plentiful lately and here’s a great one to Spain available on several Oneworld alliance partners. We’re finding fares as low as $377 round-trip to Barcelona (BCN) and Madrid (MAD) from a number of East Coast cities, including New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and even direct from American’s hub in Philadelphia (PHL).

These prices are generally available in the spring and the fall/winter with tons of options in November and December (including Thanksgiving), and in most cases there’s a 5 or 7-night stay requirement. You don’t need any tricks to get these airfares, so just use Google Flights to find the dates you want, then book on OrbitzExpedia or directly with the airline itself. The actual flights will be on either American or Iberia metal.

Airline: Oneworld partners (American, Iberia, British Airways, Finnair)
Routes: JFK/BOS/MIA/FLL/PHL to BCN or MAD
Cost: $377+ round-trip in economy
Dates: March-May and October-December
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 Barcelona (BCN) nonstop for $377 round-trip in November via Orbitz:

Boston (BOS) to Madrid (MAD) nonstop for $381 round-trip in March via Orbitz:

Miami (MIA) to Barcelona (BCN) for $393 round-trip in December via Orbitz:

Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) to Madrid (MAD) for $412 round-trip at Thanksgiving via AA:

Philadelphia (PHL) to Barcelona (BCN) for $451 nonstop round-trip in May via Orbitz:

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 (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!

H/T: Thrifty Traveler

Photo of Cibeles Square, Madrid, courtesy of GoranQ/Getty Images.

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