Deal Alert: US Cities to Spain From $395 Round-Trip

Dec 26, 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 Platinum Card® from American Express, 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.

As mainstream airlines continue to compete against low-cost carriers on routes to Europe, customers are the winners as prices fall. Today we’re seeing another example of this as American and oneworld alliance partner Iberia are offering great deals on summer airfare from the US to Madrid, Spain (MAD) — from just $395 round-trip.

You can fly from both New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX), and you don’t need any tricks to get these deals. Most of these fares are available from August through October of 2018. Search for the dates you want with Google Flights, then book on OrbitzExpedia or directly with the airline itself. Also, since these are international trips on mainstream carriers — and not in Basic Economy — in most cases passengers will get their first checked bag free and a complimentary meal during the flight.

Airlines: American, Iberia
Routes: JFK/LAX to MAD
Cost: $395+ round-trip in economy
Dates: August through October 2018
Booking Link: OrbitzExpedia or with the airline itself
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Madrid (MAD) for $395 round-trip on American and Iberia via Finnair:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Madrid (MAD) for $395 round-trip on Iberia via AA:

Maximize Your Purchase

Be sure 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 (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.

Featured image of El Parque del Buen Retiro in Madrid by Emad Aljumah via Getty Images

H/T: The Flight Deal

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