This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts.

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 Platinum Card® from American Express, 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.

Residents of several West Coast cities can pick up some very cheap airfares to Copenhagen (CPH) today, and you won’t even have to fly on the usual low-cost carrier suspects. In fact, we’re currently seeing prices as low as $379 round-trip from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and even San Jose (SJC) on major carriers such as Air Canada, Lufthansa, Swiss and United.

Most of this availability is in the fall months of September, October and November with midweek or Saturday departures, but there’s also some dates in December and even January 2018. In most cases there’s a 7-night stay requirement but 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.

Unlike many other deals to Europe that involve travel on airlines with lots of extra fees after you buy your ticket, this sale is entirely on Star Alliance carriers, which means a free checked bag and even a free meal since you’ll be traveling internationally. And if Copenhagen isn’t your final destination of choice, it’s fairly easy to find cheap flights to jump from Denmark to the rest of Europe.

Airlines: Air Canada, Lufthansa, Swiss and United
Routes: LAX/SFO/SJC to CPH
Cost: $379+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2017-January 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Copenhagen (CPH) on Air Canada for $379 round-trip:

San Francisco (SFO) to Copenhagen (CPH) on Air Canada for $379 round-trip:

San Jose (SJC) to Copenhagen (CPH) on United/Air Canada for $394 round-trip:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Copenhagen (CPH) on SWISS for $406 round-trip:

San Francisco (SFO) to Copenhagen (CPH) on Lufthansa for $411 round-trip:

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 Card (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: Loyalty Traveler

Featured image of the Nyhavn pier in Copenhagen courtesy of Getty Images.

Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

Earn unlimited 10x miles on hotel stays booked and paid through hotels.com/venture. Pair that with the Hotels.com Rewards program and you'll essentially be getting 20% off of hotel bookings! With the 50,000 mile sign-up bonus you can get up to $700 in value based on TPG's most recent valuations and you'll have the flexibility to transfer those miles to participating airline partners or redeem those miles on any purchase for airfare, hotel stays, car rentals and more.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 50,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $500 in travel
  • Earn 2X miles on every purchase, every day. Plus earn 10X miles on thousands of hotels, through January 2020; learn more at hotels.com/venture
  • Named ‘The Best Travel Card' by CNBC, 2018
  • Receive up to $100 application fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime; no blackout dates. Plus transfer your miles to over 12 leading travel loyalty programs
  • Miles won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how many you can earn
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $0 intro annual fee for the first year; $95 after that
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.99% - 25.24% (Variable)
Annual Fee
$0 intro for first year; $95 after that
Balance Transfer Fee
$0
Recommended Credit
Excellent, Good

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.