Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to Greece & Italy From $389 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 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.
Emirates is once again offering its popular fly together promotion on its fifth-freedom routes between New York (JFK) and Milan (MXP) and Newark (EWR) and Athens (ATH). Now through August 17, book directly with Emirates to get nonstop round-trip flights to Europe for just $778 round-trip for two passengers — or $389 round-trip each. And, if you're lucky, you might each get a whole row to yourself.
Traveling solo? Don't worry – Emirates is discounting tickets for one passenger to $449 round-trip. And we're seeing a few other airlines matching or beating this price.
Airlines: Emirates, Air Italy, Delta, Alitalia
Routes: MIA/JFK/EWR to MXP/ATH
Cost: $389 round-trip per passenger
Dates: October 1 to December 18 (JFK-MXP), October 28 to December 18 (EWR-ATH) and December 26, 2018 through May 14, 2019 (both)
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with Emirates
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Newark (EWR) to Athens (ATH) for $778 round-trip for two passengers on Emirates:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Milan (MXP) for $780 round-trip for two passengers on Emirates:
Miami (MIA) to Milan (MXP) for $389 round-trip on Air Italy:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Milan (MXP) for $440 round-trip on Delta:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Milan (MXP) for $440 round-trip on Alitalia:
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, or Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.