Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to Barcelona From $265 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
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 11:00pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through 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.
Low-cost carrier LEVEL is currently offering discounted round-trip tickets from Boston (BOS) and San Francisco (SFO) to Barcelona (BCN) for travel from October 2018 through February 2019. The lowest fare we're seeing is $265 round-trip, but keep in mind that LEVEL makes you pay for a lot of the things you might be used to getting for free, for example, checked bags and food.
To book, head to Google Flights and plug in your desired departure city. After finding the dates that work best for you, you'll need to head to LEVEL or Iberia's site and book each leg separately. You'll notice that the flights say that they're being operated by Iberia, but these are indeed LEVEL flights. Unfortunately you won't be able to earn American AAdvantage miles with these flights, but you have some other credit options.
Routes: BOS/SFO to BCN
Cost: $265+ roundtrip in economy
Dates: October 2018 – February 2019
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Boston (BOS) to Barcelona (BCN) for $265 round-trip in October/November on LEVEL (each leg booked separately):
Boston (BOS) to Barcelona (BCN) for $265 round-trip in December on LEVEL (each leg booked separately):
San Francisco (SFO) to Barcelona (BCN) for $312 round-trip in January 2019 on LEVEL (each leg booked separately):
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold 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.