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Deal Alert: US Cities to Rome From $299 Round-Trip

Jan. 09, 2018
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Deal Alert: US Cities to Rome From $299 Round-Trip
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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 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 Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

A variety of airlines are offering cheap flights this spring to Italian capital of Rome (FCO). The lowest prices are on Norwegian — which means no free checked bag or meals on-board — but others are available on mainline carriers United, Delta and Alitalia. Use Google Flights to search by plugging in your departure city and desired dates, then book through the airline or Expedia.

Note that while you usually can save up to 30% off Norwegian flights by booking your flights on the Norwegian version of the website, these particular fares aren't pricing cheaper using this trick.

Airline: Norwegian, United, Alitalia, Delta
Cost: $299+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January to April
Booking Link: Expedia 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:

Newark (EWR) to Rome (FCO) for $299 round-trip nonstop on Norwegian:

Oakland (OAK) to Rome (FCO) for $353 round-trip nonstop on Norwegian:

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Los Angeles (LAX) to Rome (FCO) for $373 round-trip nonstop on Norwegian:

San Francisco (SFO) to Rome (FCO) for $403 round-trip on United:

New York's JFK to Rome (FCO) for $416 round-trip nonstop on Alitalia:

San Francisco (SFO) to Rome (FCO) for $431 round-trip on Delta:

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.

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