Deal Alert: NYC and California to Europe From $395 Roundtrip on Full-Service Carriers
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 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.
If you like to plan ahead, deals to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Madrid and Barcelona dip below $400 round-trip starting in August.
Airline: KLM, Air Europa, United, Air Canada
Routes: JFK/BOS/SFO/LAX to CPH/MAD/AMS
Cost: $395+ round-trip in regular economy
Dates: August–December 2018
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)
New York (JFK) to Madrid (MAD) in September for $395 nonstop round-trip on Air Europa:
New York (JFK) to Barcelona (BCN) in September for $424 round-trip on Air Europa:
Boston (BOS) to Copenhagen (CPH) in September for $425 round-trip on United:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Copenhagen (CPH) in November for $426 round-trip on Air Canada:
San Francisco (SFO) to Copenhagen (CPH) in November for $426 round-trip on Air Canada:
New York (JFK) to Amsterdam (AMS) in October for $437 round-trip on KLM/Delta in light economy, or $507 in regular economy:
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.
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