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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.
Both low-cost carrier Norwegian Air and full-service Finnair are offering fantastic deals to Sweden for fall/early winter travel on flights between New York (JFK) or Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Stockholm (ARN) from just $292 round-trip. If you want to fly nonstop on Norwegian, score even cheaper flights than what you’ll see on Google Flights by booking with the Norwegian version of the carrier’s site. If you want to fly on Finnair from JFK, you’ll have to stop in Helsinki (HEL) in each direction, but it’s a full-service carrier which means you’ll get more amenities than you would on Norwegian, not to mention you can credit the miles earned from your flight to your American AAdvantage account.
Airlines: Norwegian, Finnair
Route: FLL and JFK to ARN
Cost: $292+ round-trip in economy
Dates: October to mid-December 2017
Booking Link: Norwegian 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 Stockholm (ARN) for 2,501 NOK (US$292) round-trip on Norwegian:
New York (JFK) to Stockholm (ARN) for $341 round-trip on Finnair:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Stockholm (ARN) for 2,996 NOK (US$349) round-trip on Norwegian:
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.
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- Earn a one-time $500 cash bonus after you spend $3000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening
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- No foreign transaction fees
- Access to premium experiences in dining, entertainment and more
- $0 intro annual fee for the first year, $95 after that