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Deal alert: US cities to Europe from $450 round-trip

Nov. 07, 2021
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Deal alert: US cities to Europe from $450 round-trip
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You may be a step closer to Europe, now that American, Delta and United have announced round-trip fares to major cities in Europe starting at $450. With departure cities across the U.S., travel is available from Dec. 2021 to May 2022.

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Thanks to our friends at Thrifty Traveler, you can find many nonstop round-trip flights from New York (JFK), Chicago (ORD) and Miami (MIA) to European cities such as Amsterdam (AMS) London (LHR), Madrid (MAD), Paris (CDG) and many more.

Fares are basic economy which includes a free carry-on but no seat assignment.

Big Ben, double-decker buses on Westminster Bridge (Photo by S-F/Shutterstock)

Airlines: American Airlines, United, Delta
Routes: LAX/SFO/DFW/IAH/BOS/EWR/JFK/DCA/IAD/ATL/MIA/ORD and more to Amsterdam (AMS), Barcelona (BCN), London (LHR), Madrid (MAD), Paris (CDG), Milan (MXP), Rome (FCO), and others.
Cost: Roundtrip airfare from $450 to $500 and up depending on the city.
Dates: Dec. 2021-May 2022
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 or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 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.

Major departure cities below (and many more) are included in roundtrip fare to European destinations below:

  • New York City (JFK)
  • Washington, D.C. (IAD)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Cleveland (CLE)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • San Juan (SJU)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Newark (EWR)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Houston (IAH)

On United's site, the calendar for the end of February throughout March shows affordable round-trip flights from Washington D.C (IAD) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $450.

(Screenshot Courtesy of United Airlines)

Delta is offering round-trip flights from Atlanta (ATL) to Rome (FCO) for $552. A Feb.27 departure and return date of Mar.9 gives you the lowest price.

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(Screenshot Courtesy of Delta)

On Google Flights, we found a nonstop economy flight roundtrip for $481 from New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London.

Related: 9 awesome features you might not know about Google Flights - The Points Guy

(Screenshot Courtesy of Google Flights)

American Airlines has roundtrip basic economy seats for $568 from Miami (MIA) to Paris (CDG) at the end of February compared to other dates that month which go for upwards of $1,000.

Screenshot Courtesy of American Airlines

How to Book

Go to the American, Delta or United official sites or Google Flights and search round-trip from a major departure city in the U.S. to one of the European cities on sale for the travel window of December 2021-May 2022. You should be on your way to exploring Europe at a steal.

Featured image by France aerial view Eiffel Tower (Photo by V_E/Shutterstock.com)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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Why We Chose It

If you are looking to take your premium rewards to the highest level, this card is really a no brainer in our eyes. Chase's Ultimate Rewards make points easy to redeem, with a wide range of 10 airline and three hotel transfer partners and a friendly user interface. Despite the high annual fee, Chase is consistently adding new benefits to keep the card competitive in a fierce premium rewards field.

Pros

  • $300 annual travel credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year
  • Access to Chase Ultimate Rewards hotel and airline travel partners
  • Unlimited 3x points on the broad category of travel and dining
  • 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Broad definitions for travel and dining bonus categories

Cons

  • Steep $550 annual fee
  • May not make sense for people that don't travel frequently
  • You must spend the $300 travel credit before earning 3x points for travel and dining
  • No automatic hotel elite status
  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,200 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year.
  • Earn 5x total points on flights and 10x total points on hotels and car rentals when you purchase travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards® immediately after the first $300 is spent on travel purchases annually. Earn 3x points on other travel and dining & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,200 toward travel
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Access to 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide after an easy, one-time enrollment in Priority Pass™ Select and up to $100 application fee credit every four years for Global Entry, NEXUS, or TSA PreCheck®
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more