Deal Alert: US to Europe From $350 Round-Trip
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Flights to Europe are on sale with fares from just $350 round-trip. You can fly from several US cities including Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), Miami (MIA) and San Francisco (SFO) to destinations like Brussels (BRU), Madrid (MAD), Rome (FCO), Zurich (ZRH) and more. Availability is wide open on many routes and these low prices are valid from late August 2017 through March 2018. It seems that all airline alliances are participating so you'll be able to choose from a variety of full-service carriers like American, British Airways and Delta. Use Google Flights to select your ideal departure city and destination and then book directly through the airlines.
Airlines: Air Canada, American, British Airways, Delta, United, TAP, Swiss
Routes: BOS/JFK/LAX/MIA/PHL/SFO to Europe
Cost: $350+ round-trip in economy
Dates: August 2017 - March 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Madrid (MAD) for $350 round-trip on TAP:
Miami (MIA) to Zurich (ZRH) for $359 round-trip on American:
Boston (BOS) to Rome (FCO) for $380 round-trip on Swiss:
San Francisco (SFO) to Brussels (BRU) for $382 round-trip on Delta:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Luxembourg (LUX) for $383 round-trip on American/British Airways:
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® Gold Card 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.
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