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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.

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air is currently offering great deals from cities across the US to both London (LGW) and Paris (CDG). We’re seeing round-trips from the East Coast for as little as $281 from Boston (BOS) to London. These deals might not hang around for too long, so book now to ensure your seat.

Norwegian’s economy product is fairly comfy on the 787.

The cheapest flights appear to be from January through March 2018, but depending on your point of origin, there are deals to be had on specific dates in the second week of December this year. And as is often the case with Norwegian Air, the best deals come by booking tickets separately through Google Flights’ separate tickets feature. In this case, you will want to book in British Pounds to lock in those great fares.

Airlines: Norwegian
Cost: $281+ round-trip
Dates: January – March 2018
Booking Link: Norwegian
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire ReserveCiti Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Boston (BOS) to London-Gatwick (LGW) for $281 round-trip:

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New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) for $330 round-trip:

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New York (JFK) to London-Gatwick (LGW) for $344 round-trip:

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Oakland (OAK) to London-Gatwick (LGW) for $371 round-trip:

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Los Angeles (LAX) to Paris (CDG) for $378 round-trip:

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Los Angeles (LAX) to London-Gatwick (LGW) for $380 round-trip:

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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!

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American Express® Gold Card

With some great bonus categories, the American Express Gold Card has a lot going for it. The card offers 4x points at US restaurants, at US supermarkets (up to $25,000; then 1x), and 3x points on flights booked directly with airlines or through It is currently offering a welcome bonus of 35,000 bonus points after you spend $2,000 in the first three months.

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  • Earn 35,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. restaurants. Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on
  • Earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with The Gold Card at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Shake Shack, and Ruth's Chris Steak House. This is an annual savings of up to $120. Enrollment required.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit: up to $100 in statement credits per calendar year for incidental fees at one selected qualifying airline.
  • Choose to carry a balance with interest on eligible charges of $100 or more.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
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