Deal Alert: East Coast to Europe From $210 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 American Express Platinum Card, 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.
For those of you willing to make the trek to less-traveled airports, Norwegian Air will make it worth your while — the low-cost carrier is currently offering transatlantic fares for as little as $210 round-trip, including taxes. The cheapest flights can be found between the US and Ireland, with flights available to book beginning in early July all the way through the end of the schedule in April 2018. However, there are more deals to be had — Belfast (BFS), Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI) and Shannon (SNN) are also available. If you do decide to fly into Dublin, be sure to check out these can’t-miss destinations.
As is often the case with Norwegian Air, the best deals are found by booking outbound and return flights on separate itineraries. Use Google Flights to find the dates that work with you, and then complete booking directly through the carrier.
Routes: PVD/SWF/BDL to DUB/SNN/EDI/ORK/BFS
Cost: $210+ round-trip in economy
Dates: early July through end of schedule
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Providence (PVD) to Dublin (DUB) for $210 round-trip in September:
Newburgh, NY (SWF) to Dublin (DUB) for $210 round-trip in September:
Newburgh, NY (SWF) to Shannon (SNN) for $214 round-trip in September:
Providence (PVD) to Shannon (SNN) for $214 round-trip in September:
Newburgh, NY (SWF) to Belfast (BFS) for $226 round-trip in July:
Hartford (BDL) to Edinburgh (EDI) for $278 round-trip in July:
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 (3x 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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