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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.
American Airlines and its Oneworld partners are offering some really great fares from both the East and West Coast to two of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe — Paris and Milan. We’re seeing airfares as cheap as $348 round-trip from New York to Milan non-stop. For a little more, there’s also the direct flight from Boston to Paris for $386, as well as one-stop options from San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX) and Las Vegas (LAS).
Flights are available at this discounted price from the end of August through the end of the schedule in April 2018 — as always, use Google Flights to find the dates you want, then book on Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airlines. Whichever destination you choose, there’s always tons to do. If you’re feeling undecided, here’s five reasons why you should visit Milan. Otherwise, be sure to check out this list of 10 things to do in Paris that no one tells you about,
Airline: Oneworld partners (American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia)
Routes: JFK/BOS/SFO/LAS/LAX to MXP/CDG
Cost: $348+ round-trip in economy
Dates: August 2017-April 2018 (except the December holidays)
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia, American, British Airways, Iberia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP) for $348 round-trip on American:
Boston (BOS) to Paris (CDG) for $386 round-trip on American (book via Orbitz):
San Francisco (SFO) to Milan (MXP) for $403 round-trip on American (book via Iberia):
Las Vegas (LAS) to Milan (MXP) for $449 round-trip on American (book via Orbitz):
Los Angeles (LAX) to Paris (CDG) for $478 round-trip on American:
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 Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x 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!
H/T: The Flight Deal
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