Deal Alert: US Cities to Europe From $352 Round-Trip
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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 Platinum Card® from American Express, 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.
Cheap fares to Europe are back again today, with some Star Alliance carriers offering fares from just $352 round-trip. Tickets are available from East and West Coast cities including Boston (BOS), Miami (MIA), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) to several European destinations including Amsterdam (AMS), Rome (FCO) and Barcelona (BCN). These fares are generally available from late August through the end of the schedule in March 2018, but since a number of cities are involved, exact availability will vary. Select your ideal trip on Google Flights and then continue booking directly through the airlines.
Airlines: Swiss, United
Routes: BOS/MIA/LAX/SFO to AMS/BCN/FCO
Cost: $352+ 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, Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $352 round-trip on United:
Miami (MIA) to Rome (FCO) for $381 round-trip on Swiss:
San Francisco (SFO) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $385 round-trip on United:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Barcelona (BCN) for $397 round-trip on Swiss/United:
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!
Featured image of Rome, Italy courtesy of Getty Images.
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