Deal alert: Fly premium economy to Europe from $822 round-trip

Dec 8, 2019

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Premium economy fares to Europe are on sale. Points to be Made has spotted cheap fares from across the US to multiple European destinations, with prices starting from $822 round-trip. You can fly from major departure cities like New York, Boston and Chicago to Brussels, Barcelona, Amsterdam and more.

While these fares aren’t as dirt cheap as some of the basic economy flights we see to Europe during winter, you will get an elevated experience on your hop across the Pond. Premium economy comes with a much larger seat, an amenity kit and the ability to check multiple bags for free.

You’ll want to plug in your preferred departure city and destination as it may be available, but not listed below.

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Airlines: Lufthansa, United, Brussels Airlines, American
Routes: BOS/JFK/EWR/ORD/FLL/MIA/SFO to BRU/BCN/CDG/AMS and more
Cost: From $822 round-trip in premium economy
Travel Dates:
Jan. – May. 2020
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Here’s an example of what you can book:

Newark (EWR) to Brussels (BRU) on United for $822 round-trip nonstop:


Miami (MIA) to Madrid (MAD) on American/Iberia for $893 round-trip:

Chicago (ORD) to Barcelona (BCN) on American for $939 round-trip nonstop:

Boston (BOS) to Amsterdam (AMS) on British Airways for $1,001 round-trip:

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 our guide to the best cards for airfare purchases to learn more.

Featured photo of United Premium economy by Zach Griff/The Points Guy.

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