Deal Alert: US Cities to Europe from $261 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.
Norwegian is offering flyers a deal on already-discounted fares: As part of this sale, you can book flights from many of the carrier's US gateway cities to Europe from $261 round-trip. One of the most appealing fares we're seeing is between New York (EWR) and Rome (FCO) for $280 round-trip. Fares are available between November 2017 and March 2018.
There's no indication how long this sale will last so it's advisable to act fast. To search for these low fares, we recommend using Google Flights and then book through Norwegian's website for the lowest possible price. Some 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.
Route: EWR/FLL/JFK/LAX/OAK to ARN/BCN/CPH/FCO/LGW/OSL
Cost: $261+ round-trip in economy
Dates: November 2017 - March 2018
Booking Link: Norwegian
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 $261 round-trip in December:
Newark (EWR) to Rome (FCO) for $280 round-trip in January:
New York (JFK) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $292 round-trip in January:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Oslo (OSL) for $310 round-trip in March:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Barcelona (BCN) for $333 round-trip in February:
Oakland (OAK) to London (LGW) for $338 round-trip in February:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Rome (FCO) for $340 round-trip in January:
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.
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Thanks to TPG reader Mark H. for the tip. If you’re able to score one of these tickets, let us know in the comments below.