Deal Alert: Flights to Spain From $237 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
Cheap flights to Spain are back! Today, we're seeing some amazingly cheap flights to both Barcelona (BCN) and Madrid (MAD) from cities such as New York (JFK), Chicago (ORD) and Los Angeles (LAX) with prices starting from $237 round-trip.
The low fares are being offered by full-service carriers such as American Airlines and Delta. However, many of these fares book into basic economy. That means that you’ll still have to pay for a bag or pay to select your seat in some cases, though you’ll still get a meal and earn miles on these flights. Keep in mind that an airline’s cobranded credit card can get around some of basic economy’s restrictions.
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.
Airline: American, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, Delta, Iberia, LEVEL, TAP Portugal
Routes: LAX/SFO/JFK/ORD/MIA to BCN/MAD
Cost: $273+ round-trip in economy
Dates: November 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, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) 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 $237 round-trip in basic economy on Air France/Delta (nonstop return):
New York (JFK) to Barcelona (BCN) for $274 round-trip in basic economy on Delta nonstop return:
Chicago (ORD) to Barcelona (BCN) for $320 round-trip in basic economy on TAP Portugal:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Barcelona (BCN) for $343 round-trip in basic economy on American Airlines:
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), 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.