Deal Alert: Newark to Athens for $975 for Two People on Emirates
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – View the current offers here
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Looking to test out Emirates' latest fifth freedom route from New York (EWR) to Athens, Greece (ATH)? The carrier is offering discounted fares on the route for two people — just $975 round-trip in economy, which works out to about $488 for each person. If you're considering booking, you'll be pleased to know that the ATH-EWR leg does not require you to follow the electronics ban requirements, so you'll be allowed to use your laptop and larger electronic devices for the duration of the trip.
As part of this fare sale, which is only good for travel for two people, the eligible travel days are from August 20-December 18, 2017 and from December 27, 2017-February 28, 2018. The sale sends on April 17, 2017 at 11:59pm ET, and there's a minimum stay of four days and a maximum stay of six months. In addition to the economy fares shown below, business class is also part of the sale — from $4,971 round-trip for two people.
Route: EWR to ATH
Cost: $975 round-trip in economy for two people
Dates: August 2017 - February 2018
Booking Link: Emirates
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Newark (EWR) to Athens (ATH) for $975 round-trip for two people in September:
Newark (EWR) to Athens (ATH) for $975 round-trip for two people in October:
Newark (EWR) to Athens (ATH) for $975 round-trip for two people in December:
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