Deal Alert: US to Europe From $230 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
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.
Fares from the US to Europe are on sale on both low-cost carriers such as WOW and LEVEL, and full-service carriers like Swiss and Air Canada. Flights are available from Boston (BOS) and San Francisco (SFO) to Reykjavik (KEF) on WOW or from Oakland (OAK) to Barcelona (BCN) on LEVEL, IAG's new low-cost carrier. Prices start at $230 round-trip but since these are low-cost carriers, you'll pay extra for a large carry-on bag or to choose your seat.
If you want to visit Denmark, you can fly from New York (LGA) and Miami (MIA) to Copenhagen (CPH) from just $359 round-trip on full-service carriers — meaning you'll get a complimentary checked bag, meals and the ability to choose your seat at booking. Make sure you use Google Flights to find your desired dates as availability — especially on the discount airlines — is scattered.
Airlines: Air Canada, LEVEL, Swiss and WOW Air
Routes: BOS/LGA/MIA/OAK/SFO to BCN/CPH/KEF
Cost: $230+ round-trip in economy
Dates: April - December
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold , Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
There are tons of options, but here are just a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $230 round-trip in May on WOW Air:
Oakland (OAK) to Barcelona (BCN) for $255 round-trip in December on LEVEL:
San Francisco (SFO) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $260 round-trip in April on WOW Air:
New York (LGA) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $359 round-trip in November on Air Canada:
Miami (MIA) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $406 round-trip in November on Swiss:
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 (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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