Deal Alert: West Coast to Copenhagen From $359 Round-Trip
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Earlier this week we saw some great fares from the West Coast of the US to Oslo, Norway, on a mix of Star Alliance carriers. Today, the price has dropped even further on flights to nearby Copenhagen via Star Alliance partner Air Canada.
These discounted fares are available for roughly the same timeframe as the Oslo deal — the end of October through mid-December 2017 — and only require one stop through Toronto, Canada. They will generally ticket on United, but the flights themselves are on Air Canada, so you'll get one free checked bag and a complimentary meal during your international journey, along with a ride on Air Canada's 787 Dreamliner between Toronto and Copenhagen in each direction.
We recommend searching for your ideal travel dates on Google Flights and then completing your booking directly through the airlines or via Orbitz or Expedia. Note that most of these prices require a minimum 7-night stay.
Airline(s): Book on United for travel on Air Canada
Route(s): LAX/SFO to CPH
Cost: $359+ round-trip in economy
Dates: October - mid-December 2017
Booking Link: United, 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:
San Francisco (SFO) to Copenhagen (CPH) in November for $359 round-trip:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Copenhagen (CPH) in December for $381 round-trip:
Maximize Your Purchase
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If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
H/T: Secret Flying