Deal Alert: East Coast to Europe From $210 Round-Trip (Including Summer Travel)
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On top of its already-low fares between the US and Europe, low-cost carrier Norwegian Air is offering even further discounted tickets with a Memorial Day sale. To celebrate the holiday, Norwegian is offering up to 10% off select flights to Europe — you just have to book before May 28, 2017 at 11:59pm ET. The best part of all, these fares are valid for peak summer travel.
The promotion page shows that you need to enter the code MEMORIAL10, but we're finding these discounted fares even without the code. In order to get the cheapest possible fare, you'll need to book separate tickets. Book the outbound leg (US to Europe) on the US version of Norwegian's site and the return leg (Europe to US) on the version of the website from the departing city. You'll see the foreign currency apepar in the examples below. Many of these fares are from Norwegian's newest destinations in the US (Providence, Newburgh and Hartford), but we also found some discounted fares from other cities, such as Boston.
Routes: BDL/BOS/PVD/SWF to BFS/DUB/EDI/LGW/ORK
Cost: $210+ round-trip
Dates: July - December 2017
Booking Link: Norwegian
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 July:
Newburgh (SWF) to Dublin (DUB) for $210 round-trip in July:
Providence (PVD) to Cork (ORK) for $210 round-trip in August:
Newburgh (SWF) to Belfast (BFS) for $227 round-trip in August:
Hartford (BDL) to Edinburgh (EDI) for $279 round-trip in July:
Boston (BOS) to London (LGW) for $276 round-trip in December:
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.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
H/T: Loyalty Traveler