Deal Alert: East Coast to Scandinavia From $288 Round-Trip
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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 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.
Air Canada, Icelandair and Norwegian (no surprise there) are offering cheap round-trip flights to Scandinavia starting this fall, with flights departing from Philadelphia (PHL), New York (JFK) and Boston (BOS) bound for Stockholm (ARN) and Copenhagen (CPH). Flights are available from September through October of this year and then again in February 2018. Keep in mind that Norwegian's tickets may need to be booked separately for maximum savings.
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Airlines: Air Canada, Icelandair, Norwegian
Route: PHL/BOS/JFK to CPH/ARN
Cost: $288+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September - October 2017 and February 2018
Booking Link: Norwegian or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Stockholm (ARN) for $288 round-trip on Norwegian:
New York (JFK) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $323 round-trip on Norwegian:
Philadelphia (PHL) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $360 round-trip on Air Canada:
Boston (BOS) to Stockholm (ARN) for $375 on Icelandair:
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.
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