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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.

There’s no question that Dubai is one of the most opulent and extravagant destinations in the world. While accommodations in the city could cost you an arm and a leg, the flights there don’t need to. Turkish Airlines is currently offering discounted fares to Dubai (DXB) from Boston (BOS), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago (ORD) and San Francisco (SFO) from $689 round-trip. You’ll never run out of things to do in Dubai, but if you want a more relaxing experience, you might want to consider getting out of the city and spend a couple of nights at Starwood’s luxurious Al Maha.

Use Google Flights to search for your preferred departure and destination and then book directly through Turkish Airlines or with an OTA such as Expedia or Priceline.

Airlines: Turkish Airlines
Routes: BOS/IAH/LAX/ORD/SFO to DXB
Cost: $689+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2018 – May 2019
Booking Link: OrbitzExpedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Boston (BOS) to Dubai (DXB) in December for $689 round-trip on Turkish Airlines via Expedia:

Houston (IAH) to Dubai (DXB) in January 2019 for $749  round-trip on Turkish Airlines via Expedia:

Chicago (ORD) to Dubai (DXB) in February 2019 for $749 round-trip on Turkish Airlines via Expedia:

San Francisco (SFO) to Dubai (DXB) in October for $751 round-trip on Turkish Airlines via Expedia:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Dubai (DXB) in September for $832 round-trip on Turkish Airlines via Expedia:

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), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card or Citi Prestige (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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