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Deal alert: Fly from NYC to Portugal from $327 roundtrip

Feb. 13, 2022
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Porto old town cityscape and Douro river at sunny day
Deal alert: Fly from NYC to Portugal from $327 roundtrip
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Right now is a great time to visit Europe.

Flights to some of the continent's most desirable destinations are on sale, with some of the best prices available for travel to Portugal. Spain's culture-rich neighbor is one of those countries everyone should visit at least once. Now you can visit places like Lisbon and Porto while saving big money on roundtrip itineraries. There are some nonstops available, too.

A few housekeeping notes. These discounted fares are for basic economy seats. This means that you can only bring a carry-on bag for those fares, so if you prefer to travel with checked baggage take a look at what it will cost you to upgrade to get a free checked bag, compared to paying for a checked bag separately. Often, you'll find it will save you money to upgrade.

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Details on these discounted fares come courtesy of our friends at Scott’s Cheap Flights in a deal first sent to their premium subscribers. The premium subscription to the newsletter on discounted fares is $49 per year and elite membership costs $199 annually.

Nonmembers can find sale prices by using Google Flights to search for desired routes and dates.

Deal basics

Airlines: American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, TAP and United
Routes: JFK/EWR to FAO/LIS and OPO
Cost: Flights available from $327; some nonstop routes available
Dates: February — May; Some routes available in September and October

A view of a street with typical Portuguese facades in Alfandega, located along the Douro river estuary in Northern Portugal. (photo: Alberto Manuel Urosa Toledano/Getty Images)

You can fly from Kennedy Airport (JFK) to Porto (OPO) this spring for just $356 roundtrip on Iberia, a huge savings from normal prices. We found this price across April and May, as well as in September in case you want to book a fall trip. Note the cost of the first checked bag; it's why we mentioned earlier to consider upgrading if you want to check a bag.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Check out this deal. Nonstop economy seats on TAP Air Portugal from NYC (JFK) to Lisbon (LIS) can be had for just $327 across a variety of dates from March through May.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)
(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Flights from JFK to Faro (FAO) are available for just $330 roundtrip on TAP. The best prices we saw were for March travel. April and May dates were a bit pricier at around $400.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

If Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is a more convenient departure point, you can fly to Faro (FAO) for the same low price.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Newark also has deeply discounted nonstop fares to Lisbon (LIS) on TAP. We found lots of tickets for just $335 for an economy seat. The best availability was in March and May.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

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