Deal alert: Visit the Canary Islands with 50% reduced fares

Dec 11, 2021

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The Canary Islands offer a little something for everyone. From spectacular beaches and crystal-blue waters to lush national parks that offer a multitude of adventures, the Spanish archipelago is bursting with reasons to visit. Oh, and there is that almost year-round “70 and sunny” weather to think about.

If you need one more reason, then try this. You can book fares now that are about half what they normally cost. This deal is through American and its partners for travel to Tenerife (TFN), the biggest of the seven islands, between January and April 2022. You can find availability through April from dozens of departing U.S. cities. There are a few nonstop flights to be found, but the majority involved a connecting stop.

The fares are basic economy, which comes with a free carry-on but no seat assignment. As always with these deals, having a flexible travel schedule will help you find the best prices.

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A tip of the cap to Thrifty Traveler for telling us about this deal, which they first sent out to their premium subscribers. Non-members can find sale prices by using Google Flights to search for desired routes and dates.

Deal basics

Airlines: American (and partner airlines)
Routes: BHM/BOS/BWI/EWR/IND/JFK/LIT/MIA/MKE/MSP/ORD/PHL/SDF/STL and other cities to Tenerife, Spain (TFN)
Cost: Flights available from $232
Dates: January – April 2022; availability varies by city.

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year); the Citi Prestige® Card for 5x on airfare; the Citi Premier® Card (3x on air travel); Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on air travel); the American Express® Gold Card for 3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2x on travel — which you could redeem for as little as 13,000 points.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Related: 9 common misconceptions about the Canary Islands

(photo by Ondrej Huk, Getty Images)

Miami (MIA) to the Canary Islands (TFN) in March can be booked for just $496 round-trip. That’s about 50% cheaper than the usual price of that ticket.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

You can fly out of Chicago (ORD) to Tenerife in January for $546. That’s for a basic economy seat, so if you need to check a bag, be aware it will cost you $130 to do so. Still, you’re saving several hundred dollars at this price.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Minnesota (MSP) to Tenerife is incredibly cheap right now, just $561 for a round-trip ticket in February. Normally, this route would cost more than twice that amount. It’s a two-stop itinerary and a Basic Economy fare, but it may be worth it for a price that low.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

We found round-trip tickets from Boston (BOS) to Tenerife for under $500. The best availability at this price from this departure city was in March.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

 

Related: How to make your Canary Islands trip less basic and more authentic

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, like The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year); the Citi Prestige® Card for 5x on airfare; the Citi Premier® Card (3x on air travel); Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on air travel); the American Express® Gold Card for 3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2x on travel — which you could redeem for as little as 13,000 points.

Bottom Line

It’s rare to see flights to the Canary Islands at such a major discount. If you’ve been thinking about going, start booking your trip now before the best fares are gone.

Featured Image: Eduardo Ramos Castaneda for Getty Images

 

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