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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 the 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’re seeing cheap fares on Air Canada from New York (LGA), Newark (EWR) and Boston (BOS) to cities like Copenhagen (CPH), Athens (ATH) and other cities in Europe starting at just $245 round-trip. All flights include a stop both ways in either Toronto (YYZ) or Montreal (YUL).
Note that all fares are in Air Canada’s basic economy class, which means you’ll pay to check a bag, pay to pick your seat early and earn just 25% Aeroplan miles. The deals are available between October and the spring of 2020.
To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or an OTA like Orbitz or Expedia.
Airline: Air Canada
Routes: EWR/LGA/BOS – AMS/CDG/ATH/CPH/BCN/MAD
Cost: $245+ round-trip in basic economy
Dates: October 2019 – March 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier℠ Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or Amextravel.com) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (LGA) to Barcelona (BCN) for $245 round-trip:
New York (LGA) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $259 round-trip:
New York (LGA) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $263 round-trip:
Newark (EWR) to Athens (ATH) for $271 round-trip:
Boston (BOS) to Madrid (MAD) for $289 round-trip:
Boston (BOS) to Paris (CDG) for $290 round-trip:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier Card (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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