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Deal Alert: US Cities to Europe From $179 Round-Trip

August 25 2017
4 min read
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Deal Alert: US Cities to Europe From $179 Round-Trip
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Norwegian is back with even more amazing fares, this time with round-trip flights to Europe starting at just $179! The low-cost carrier has officially announced its Fall Fare Sale, saying it has over 20,000 seats on offer and that this is the airline's biggest sale ever.

It seems that flights are on sale from basically every US city that Norwegian serves, meaning you'll find cheap tickets from the East Coast, West Coast, and Midwest. You'll want to click on this link and choose your departure region and from there you will see what routes are on sale. The cheapest round-trip tickets we found were for New York/Newburgh (SWF) to Bergen (BGO) for just $179, which is quite the deal. Long-haul flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Copenhagen (CPH) are only $327 round-trip — and that's aboard Norwegian's 787 Dreamliner.

The sale is supposed to last until September 6, but it's quite possible that the low fares will be sold out before than. Fares are scattered from September 2017 through May 2018.

You can also search with Google Flights and then book through Norwegian's website for the lowest possible price. Some require itineraries require you to book separate tickets on different versions of the carrier's website, but Google Flights will indicate when that is necessary as it's not in all cases.

Airline: Norwegian
Route: US Cities to Europe
Cost: $179+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2017 - May 2018
Booking Link: Norwegian
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:

New York/Newburgh (SWF) to Bergen (BGO) for $179 round-trip in October:

Providence (PVD) to Cork (ORK) for $234 round-trip in September:

New York (JFK) to Stockholm (ARN) for $261 round-trip in March:

Boston (BOS) to London (LGW) for $290 round-trip in January:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $327 round-trip in November:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Barcelona (BCN) for $333 round-trip in February:

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 Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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