Deal Alert: US to Europe From $260 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 that 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.
We're seeing some great fares between cities across the US and Europe (including London!) this fall, particularly through some of Europe's top low-cost carriers. Deals are available from the East and West Coasts, with the cheapest flights between Baltimore (BWI) and Reykjavik (KEF) from just $260 round-trip. For some of these itineraries, Google Flights will prompt you to book using its “separate tickets” feature. Keep in mind that Norwegian and WOW are low-cost carriers and will charge you for certain things that are not typically an additional cost on other airlines. However, even with these extra fees, you're still getting a pretty sweet deal on transatlantic flights.
Airline(s): Icelandair, Norwegian, WOW
Route: US cities to ARN, CPH, LGW and KEF
Cost: $260+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September - November 2017
Booking Link: Norwegian, WOW, Icelandair
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:
Baltimore (BWI) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $260 round-trip in October on WOW:
New York (JFK) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $342 round-trip in October/November on Icelandair:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Stockholm (ARN) for $349 round-trip in October/November on Norwegian:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Reykjavík (KEF) for $350 round-trip in November:
New York (JFK) to London (LGW) for $391 round-trip in September:
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 Card (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!