Deal Alert: US Cities to Germany and Switzerland From $340 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 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.
It's not often that we find cheap tickets to Germany, so we're really excited about this deal. Fly from Boston (BOS), New York (JFK/EWR), Chicago (ORD) or Seattle (SEA) to Frankfurt (FRA), Hamburg (HAM) or Berlin (SXF) for as little as $340 round trip. You can also fly from JFK to Zurich (ZRH) for only $350. Availability varies depending on the exact route, but generally these fares are valid for departures from late October through mid November 2017 and again in January 2018. Many of the cheapest fares are through low-cost carriers WOW and Norwegian, but there are options on full-service carriers like British Airways, American and Icelandair. As always, use Google Flights to find the dates you want and then book on Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline itself.
Airlines: Norwegian, British Airways, WOW, American, Icelandair
Routes: BOS/JFK/EWR/ORD/SEA to ZRH/SXF/FRA/HAM
Cost: $340+ round-trip in economy
Dates: October — November 2017, January 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz 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:
Boston (BOS) to Frankfurt (FRA) for $340 round-trip on WOW:
New York (JFK) to Zurich (ZRH) for $355 round-trip on American:
Newark (EWR) to Frankfurt (FRA) for $380 round-trip on WOW:
New York (JFK) to Hamburg (HAM) for $383 round-trip on Norwegian:
New York (JFK) to Berlin (SXF) for $396 round-trip on Norwegian:
Chicago (ORD) to Berlin (SXF) for $440 round-trip on WOW:
Boston (BOS) to Frankfurt (FRA) for $444 round-trip on Icelandair:
Seattle (SEA) to Frankfurt (FRA) for $485 round-trip on British Airways:
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 (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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