Europe deal alert: Fall flights to Amsterdam from various US cities from $302 round trip

May 2, 2022

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Now that overseas travel has returned with a vengeance as most countries relax their COVID-19 guidelines for tourists, it’s time to map out your fall plans for Europe. There are some excellent deals to be had, especially if you’re interested in visiting Amsterdam and seeing where its legendary Red Light District has been relocated.

Flights from departure cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles and Newark are seeing some strong discounts at the moment for travel later this year, with some routes available from the low $300s.

Most of these fare sales are for economy tickets, so checked bags will cost extra. Prices vary among the airlines so double-check with the airlines to be sure. It’s helpful to keep those fees in mind when figuring out the best itinerary to book.

The best availability is for travel between September 2022 and March 2023. You’ll also find some fares that include the Thanksgiving holiday – and wouldn’t that be a nice time to visit some of Amsterdam’s legendary Christmas markets?

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Thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for first spotting this new deal. Its basic membership is available for $49 per year. The Elite tier option is available for $199 per year, which provides you with access to deals on premium economy, business class and first-class tickets.

As always, being flexible with your travel plans will help you get the best possible price.

Deal basics

Airlines: Delta, Icelandair, KLM, SAS, TAP Portugal, Virgin Atlantic.
Routes: Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, San Francisco to Amsterdam.
How to book: Search Google Flights and book directly through the airline.
Travel dates: Availability from September through March 2023; some routes include the Thanksgiving holiday.

Aerial view of downtown Amsterdam, The Netherlands during a dramatic sunset. (Photo by Bogdan Lazar/Getty Images)

Sample flights

How about Chicago (ORD) to Amsterdam (AMS) for just $302 round trip? You can book that route on TAP – and you get a free carry-on. Checked bags will cost extra, of course. Keep in mind that the departure flight is on Halloween, so if you have young kids who enjoy trick-or-treating, you may want to find a different day to leave. That price is a real treat, though.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

As we mentioned above that this sale includes Thanksgiving, here’s a round-trip itinerary on TAP from Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) to Amsterdam (AMS) for just $410 with a return flight the day after the holiday.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

We also found lots of availability for flights out of Newark in February, like this TAP ticket to Amsterdam that is just $424 round trip. That’s a great price for a ticket at that time of year.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

We found some good bargains from San Francisco (SFO) to Amsterdam in the fall, like this October itinerary on SAS for only $448. That’s a big savings from normal prices. You get a free carry-on, but keep in mind it may cost $60 or more to check a bag each way. Even taking that into account, this is an excellent price.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Another route we found with good availability in this sale was Baltimore (BWI) to Amsterdam. This round-trip fare in February on Icelandair is only $461, a nice markdown from normal prices. The same deal as with TAP and SAS; you get a free carry-on bag, but upgrading to a baggage-inclusive fare will cost you significantly more.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Boston (BOS) to Amsterdam in January and February is available for $457 round trip on SAS. That’s a fantastic price. We also found good availability for this route in November.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)
(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Related: Where to eat in Amsterdam

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