Deal Alert: US Cities to Europe From $363 Round-Trip
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We've been seeing a lot of great deals to Europe lately, even on full service carriers, and today is no exception. This time it's Delta offering low prices to a wide variety of European countries. Right now you can find flights from multiple US cities to Zurich (ZRH), Vienna (VIE), Brussels (BRU), Berlin (TXL) and even Luxembourg (LUX) starting as low as $363 round-trip.
Availability for this sale will depend on the route, but you'll want to look mostly in the fall and winter months of September through December. However, you can also find some departures in August, so don't count out a late summer trip. Airfares vary from the mid-$300's to the mid-$400's depending on the route, but we're seeing itineraries departing from all over the US, including New York/Newark (EWR), Boston (BOS), Miami (MIA), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO).
You don't need any tricks to get these prices, so just use Google Flights to find the dates you want and then book on Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline itself. Most of these itineraries have one reasonable connection either stateside or in cities like Paris (CDG) or Amsterdam (AMS), and some of them will put you on Delta codeshare partners like Air France or KLM. Regardless, since these are international trips on full service carriers, you'll get your first checked bag free and even a complimentary meal during the flight.
Airlines: Delta Airlines (with some partner codeshares)
Routes: MIA/LAX/BOS/SFO/NYC to ZRH/VIE/BRU/TXL/LUX
Cost: $363+ round-trip in economy
Dates: August-December 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Miami (MIA) to Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) in August for $363 round-trip:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Luxembourg (LUX) in November for $381 round-trip:
Miami (MIA) to Brussels, Belgium (BRU) in September for $382 round-trip:
San Francisco (SFO) to Brussels (BRU) in September for $382 round-trip:
Boston (BOS) to Berlin, Germany (TXL) in October for $442 round-trip:
New York/Newark (EWR) to Vienna, Austria (VIE) in December for $444 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 (5x 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