Deal Alert: Non-Stop Flights to Europe From $225 Round-Trip

Aug 6, 2019

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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 (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year). 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.

What’s better than cheap flights to Europe? Non-stop flights to Europe.

We’re seeing flights as low as $225 round-trip from the East Coast and $392 from the West Coast. Some availability is even over the holidays and who wouldn’t love a New Years in Amsterdam?

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All of these low fares are in each airline’s version of basic economy, so you’ll have to pay additional fees to check a bag and select seats ahead of time, and may not be eligible for upgrades.

Some of these fares are available as soon as October, but many last well into March 2020. You’ll have to play around with your dates and routes on Google Flights to see what fits your travel dates best.

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, Delta, Virgin, Corsair, United
Routes: JFK/EWR/BOS/MCO/MIA/LAX/SFO to MAD/AMS/ORY/CDG/LHR
Cost: $225 round-trip in basic economy 
Travel Dates:
October 2019 – March 2020
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Madrid (MAD) for $225 round-trip on Delta:

Boston (BOS) to Madrid (MAD) for $233 round-trip on American: New York (EWR) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $257 round-trip on United:New York (JFK) to Paris (ORY) for $292 round-trip on Air France: Orlando (MCO) to London (LHR) for $338 round-trip on American:

Miami (MIA) to Paris (CDG) for $349 round-trip on Corsair:

Miami (MIA) to London (LHR) for $347 round-trip on Virgin:

Los Angeles (LAX) to London (LHR) for $392 round-trip on Virgin:

San Francisco (SFO) to London (LHR) for $382 round-trip on American:

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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 ReserveAmerican 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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