Deal Alert: US Cities to Europe From $364 Round-Trip on Full-Service Carriers
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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.
While it seems easy to find a cheap flight to Europe on low-cost carriers like WOW and Norwegian, it's a rarer treat when full-service carriers drop their prices to Europe to compete. But that's what we are seeing this Friday morning, with departures from major markets all over the US to Ireland, Spain and Italy starting at just $362 round-trip. Cheap dates depend on the departure airport, but stretch from now all the way through May 2018.
The easiest way to find these deals is to search for cheap dates via Google Flights. Then click through to Orbitz, Expedia or the airline directly to book your tickets.
Airlines: Virgin Atlantic/TAP Portugal/United/American/Air Europa
Routes: MCO/EWR/BOS/JFK/MIA/ZFV/LAX/DCA/IAD/PHL/DFW/PHX/SFO/PDX/SEA/ORD to BFS/BCN/FCO/MXP/MAD
Cost: $362+ round-trip in economy
Dates: November 2017 — May 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 (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Orlando (MCO) to Belfast (BFS) for $362 round-trip on Virgin Atlantic:
Boston (BOS) to Barcelona (BCN) for $363 round-trip on TAP Portugal:
Boston (BOS) to Barcelona (BCN) for $404 round-trip on United:
New York's JFK to Milan (MXP) for $404 round-trip on American:
Newark (EWR) to Barcelona (BCN) for $409 round-trip on United:
Miami (MIA) to Madrid (MAD) for $414 round-trip on Air Europa:
Philadelphia (ZFV) to Barcelona (BCN) by train and plane for $424 round-trip on Amtrak and United:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Barcelona (BCN) for $438 round-trip on United:
Washington DC National (DCA) to Madrid (MAD) for $477 round-trip on United:
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.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
H/T: The Flight Deal