Deal Alert: Flights From the East Coast to Europe From $226+ 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 Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11 p.m. 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.
Multiple airlines are currently selling tickets to Europe for as low as $226 round-trip, which is about as low as you'll ever see them, especially for a nonstop flight. The fares are basic economy, so seat selection and checked bags are not included, but at this price that's to be expected. We don't expect these fares to last long, so book now if it's something you'd like to take advantage of.
Travel dates are available from September 2019 — May 2020, and there is wide availability at these prices.
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 through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.
Airlines: American, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, United
Routes: BOS/JFK/EWR to LHR/MAD/BCN/LGW/CDG
Cost: $226+ in basic economy
Travel Dates: September 2019 — May 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 when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Madrid (MAD) for $226 round-trip on American Airlines:
Newark (EWR) to London (LHR) for $352 round-trip on United:
Boston (BOS) to Paris (CDG) for $372 round-trip on Delta:
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 on plus excellent trip delay insurance), 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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H/T: Scott's Cheap Flights