Deal Alert: US Cities to Europe From $353 Round-Trip With United
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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.
United’s offering discounted fares to Europe from around the US for early 2018 travel. You can fly with the carrier and some of its Star Alliance partners, such as Air Canada, Lufthansa and Swiss, to destinations throughout Europe. We’re seeing round-trip fares starting at $353 from Boston (BOS) to Brussels (BRU).
Availability is pretty wide open for most routes from January through March 2018. To search, use Google Flights’ calendar search function and either book through the carrier, Orbitz or Expedia.
Route: BOS/DEN/EWR/IAD/ORD/SEA to AMS/BRU/CDG/ZRH
Cost: $353+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January – March 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold, 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 Brussels (BRU) for $353 round-trip in February:
Denver (DEN) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $355 round-trip in March:
Seattle (SEA) to Zurich (ZRH) for $371 round-trip in March:
Denver (DEN) to Paris (CDG) for $383 round-trip in January:
Newark (EWR) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $391 round-trip in January:
Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $391 round-trip in February:
Newark (EWR) to Brussels (BRU) for $401 round-trip in March:
Chicago (ORD) to Paris (CDG) for $428 round-trip in January:
Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Paris (CDG) for $429 round-trip in March:
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, American Express Premier Rewards Gold 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, let us know in the comments below.
H/T: The Flight Deal
Featured image of Amsterdam by Ira Heuvelman-Dobrolyubova / Getty Images.
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