Deal Alert: East Coast to Greece From $446 Round-Trip

Jan 8, 2018

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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.

We have a bit of an airfare war going on now from New York City to Athens, Greece, led by Emirates. The Dubai-based airline seemingly is looking to fill its daily Boeing 777-operated fifth freedom route from Newark (EWR) to Athens (ATH) by offering fares as low as $458 round-trip on the nonstop route. Not to be undersold — at least by too much — Oneworld (American Airlines and partners), SkyTeam (Delta and partners) and Star Alliance (United and partners) carriers are offering similar fares on nonstop and one-stop itineraries from NYC.

You don’t need any tricks to get these prices, so just use Google Flights to find the dates you want, then book with Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline itself.

Airline: Emirates, United, American, Delta, Turkish, JetBlue/Emirates
Cost: $458+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January-March and August-November
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
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:

Newark (EWR) to Athens (ATH) for $446 round-trip nonstop on Emirates via Expedia:

Newark (EWR) to Athens (ATH) for $457 round-trip nonstop on United via Expedia:

New York’s JFK to Athens (ATH) for $472 round-trip on American via Expedia:

New York’s JFK to Athens (ATH) for $477 round-trip on Delta via Expedia (booked as codeshares to avoid Basic Economy):

New York’s JFK to Athens (ATH) for $486 round-trip on SWISS via Expedia:

Chicago (ORD) to Athens (ATH) for $571 round-trip on Turkish Airlines:

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.

H/T: Thrifty Traveler (Emirates)

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