Deal Alert: US Cities to Europe on Full-Service Carriers From $394 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.
Several full-service carriers are currently offering great fares on flights from the US to Europe, with prices starting at just $394 round-trip. You can fly from cities all over the US to some of Europe’s best destinations including Amsterdam (AMS), Barcelona (BCN), Paris (CDG), Madrid (MAD), Vienna (VIE) and Zurich (ZRH). Availability is widespread from January through March with flights operated by American, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, United and more.
Fortunately these fares are for full-service airlines so you’ll get a complimentary checked bag, meals, entertainment and more. To book, head to Google Flights and plug in your desired departure and destination. After finding the dates that work best for you, book with the airline directly or with an OTA such as Expedia.
Airline: American, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM and United
Routes: BWI/EWR/LAX/SFO/JFK/IAD/IAH/DCA/MIA/BOS to AMS/BCN/CDG/MAD/VIE/ZRH
Cost: $394+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January to March
Booking Link: 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 Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $394 round-trip and nonstop on Delta:
Newark (EWR) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $394 round-trip and nonstop on United:
Washington, DC (DCA) to Barcelona (BCN) for $409 round-trip on American:
Houston (IAH) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $409 round-trip on American:
Washington, DC (DCA) to Madrid (MAD) for $414 round-trip on American and Iberia:
Chicago (ORD) to Zurich (ZRH) for $418 round-trip on American:
Newark (EWR) to Paris (CDG) for $418 round-trip on United:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Zurich (ZRH) for $418 round-trip on American:
San Francisco (SFO) to Zurich (ZRH) for $418 round-trip on American:
Miami (MIA) to Vienna (VIE) for $433 round-trip on Finnair:
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.
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