Deal Alert: US Cities to Spain From $395 Round-Trip
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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 Orbitz, Expedia 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: Orbitz, Expedia 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.
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H/T: The Flight Deal
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