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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.
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 Orbitz, Expedia 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 (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (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 (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.
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- Annual Fee is $250.
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