Deal Alert: West Coast and More to Barcelona From $410 Round-Trip

Nov 7, 2017

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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.

More airlines are lowering their fares to Barcelona (BCN) — perhaps we have a fare war on our hands. Many of Monday’s fares from US cities to BCN are still available, but we’re also seeing low fares from more cities, even from the West Coast. You can fly from San Francisco (SFO) for as little as $462 and from Los Angeles (LAX) for $467. We’re seeing low fares from both Star Alliance and Oneworld partners.

The easiest way to find these deals is to search for cheap dates via Google Flights. Then click through to OrbitzExpedia or the airline directly to book your tickets.

Airlines: Aer Lingus/American/British Airways/United
Routes: JFK/LAX/MIA/SFO to BCN/MAD
Cost: $410+ round-trip in economy
Dates: November 2017 — March 2018
Booking Link: OrbitzExpedia 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:

New York (JFK) to Barcelona (BCN) for $410 round-trip with American:

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Miami (MIA) to Barcelona (BCN) for $414 round-trip with American:

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San Francisco (SFO) to Barcelona (BCN) for $462 round-trip with United:

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San Francisco (SFO) to Barcelona (BCN) for $463 round-trip with British Airways/American:

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Los Angeles (LAX) to Barcelona (BCN) for $467 round-trip with British Airways/Aer Lingus:

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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!

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