Deal Alert: East Coast to Paris or Spain From $334 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
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 a good time to start thinking about your 2018 travel plans, and if a trip to Europe is in the cards for you next year, you'll want to take a look at the prices we're seeing right now on TAP Portugal. You'll find flights to Paris/Orly (ORY) in France, and Barcelona (BCN) and Madrid (MAD) in Spain from East Coast cities such as Boston (BOS), New York (JFK/EWR) and Miami (MIA) starting as low as $334 round-trip.
These prices are available from the start of 2018 all the way through the end of the current schedule in August, and you don't need any tricks to get these prices. Just use Google Flights to find the dates you want, then book on Orbitz, Expedia or directly with TAP Portugal itself. All of these itineraries have one reasonable connection in Lisbon, Portugal (LIS), where you can even schedule a stopover if you'd like. But note that TAP Portugal considers these to be "discount" fares, which means they don't include a free checked bag even though they're international flights.
Airline: TAP Portugal
Routes: BOS/JFK/EWR/MIA to ORY/BCN/MAD
Cost: $334+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January-August 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or with the airline directly
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:
Boston (BOS) to Barcelona, Spain (BCN) for $334 round-trip via Orbitz:
Boston (BOS) to Madrid, Spain (MAD) for $335 round-trip via Orbitz:
Boston (BOS) to Paris, France (ORY) for $374 round-trip via Orbitz:
New York City/Newark (EWR) to Barcelona (BCN) for $381 round-trip via Orbitz:
New York City's JFK to Madrid (MAD) for $382 round-trip via Orbitz:
New York City's JFK to Paris (ORY) for $394 round-trip via Orbitz:
Miami (MIA) to Barcelona (BCN) for $443 round-trip via Orbitz:
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.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
H/T: Secret Flying