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Deal Alert: US Cities to Italy From $427 Round-Trip

July 15, 2017
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Deal Alert: US Cities to Italy From $427 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 EST 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.

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Italy is one of the most romantic destinations in Europe and today, you can save some money taking your significant other with you. We're seeing great fares on a number of full-service carriers — including United, Air Canada, Swiss, Lufthansa, British Airways and Iberia — to both Rome (FCO) and Florence (FLR) from cities all across the country starting as low as $427 round-trip.

Flights are available from September through the end of the schedule in May 2018, and to secure the best prices, you'll usually find a seven-day minimum stay requirement. You don't need any tricks to find these fares, so use Google Flights to find the dates you want, then book on Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline itself.

Most of these itineraries have one reasonable connection either on the East Coast of the US if you're coming from further west, or in Canada or in Europe itself. Since these are international trips on mainstream carriers, travelers will get their first checked bag free and even a complimentary meal during the flight.

Airlines: United, Air Canada, Swiss, Lufthansa, British Airways, Iberia
Routes: NYC/BOS/PHL/CLT/MIA/DFW/DTW/LAX to FCO/FLR
Cost: $427+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2017 through May 2018
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 (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Boston (BOS) to Rome, Italy (FCO) for $427 round-trip via Orbitz:

Detroit (DTW) to Rome (FCO) for $428 round-trip via Orbitz:

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Los Angeles (LAX) to Rome (FCO) for $429 round-trip via Orbitz:

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New York (JFK) to Florence, Italy (FLR) for $436 round-trip via Orbitz:

Philadelphia/30th Street Station (ZFV) to Rome (FCO) for $439 round-trip via Orbitz:

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Dallas (DFW) to Rome (FCO) for $448 round-trip via Orbitz:

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Charlotte (CLT) to Rome (FCO) for $451 round-trip via Orbitz:

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Miami (MIA) to Florence (FLR) for $489 round-trip via Orbitz:

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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: Secret Flying

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  • 2x points on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive a 7% discount off standard rates for reservations of standard guest rooms at hotels that participate in the Marriott Bonvoy program when you book directly. Terms and Conditions Apply.
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