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Deal Alert: East Coast to Scandinavia From $275 Round-Trip

Aug. 04, 2017
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Deal Alert: East Coast to Scandinavia From $275 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.

Get ready to pull a reverse Leif Erikson — we're seeing flights from the East Coast to Scandinavian cities starting at just $275 round-trip. Fly from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Copenhagen (CPH), Oslo (OSL) and Stockholm (ARN) on Icelandair and Norwegian. If you can fit all your gear into a carry-on consider purchasing Norwegian's no-frills (but unbeatably cheap) fare; otherwise it may be worth it to pay a little bit more for a flight on full-service Icelandair.

Since there are so many options available, we'd recommend using Google Flights to find your desired itinerary. Keep in mind that on carriers like Icelandair, you can take advantage of a free stopover in Iceland before continuing on to your final destination.

Airline: Icelandair, Norwegian
Cost: $275+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2017 — February 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:

New York (JFK) to Stockholm (ARN) for $275 round-trip on Norwegian:

jfk-arn 275

Boston (BOS) to Oslo (OSL) for $279 round-trip on Norwegian:

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bos-osl 279

Boston (BOS) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $317 round-trip on Norwegian:

bos-cph 317

New York (JFK) to Oslo (OSL) for $335 round-trip on Icelandair:

jfk-osl 335

New York (JFK) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $353 round-trip on Norwegian:

Boston (BOS) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $355 round-trip on Icelandair:

bos-cph 355

Ft Lauderdale (FLL) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $360 round-trip on Norwegian:

fll-cph 360

New York (JFK) to Stockholm (ARN) for $381 round-trip on Icelandair:

jfk-arn 381

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.

If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!

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