Deal Alert: US Cities to Switzerland From $345 Round-Trip
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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.
Flights from the US to Zurich are on sale once again for spring and early summer travel. We’re seeing prices as low as $345 round-trip from NYC on Icelandair — a full service carrier — but note that you’ll have a stop in each direction in Reykjavik (KEF). There are also a few nonstop flights from JFK on American for a bit more money, but they’re not as widely available. Since these fares are valid from the end of April through June, you can even catch some pleasant early summer weather in Switzerland on your trip.
Airlines: American and Icelandair
Routes: NYC (EWR and JFK), PDX to ZRH
Cost: $345+ round-trip in economy
Dates: End of April through June 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 just a few examples of what you can book:
Newark (EWR) to Zurich (ZRH) for $345 round-trip on Icelandair:
New York (JFK) to Zurich (ZRH) for $350 round-trip on Icelandair:
Portland (PDX) to Zurich (ZRH) for $380 round-trip on Icelandair:
New York (JFK) to Zurich (ZRH) for $387 round-trip and nonstop on American:
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 (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: The Flight Deal
Featured image courtesy of Zurich, Switzerland courtesy of Getty Images.
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