Deal alert: NYC to Europe from $227 round-trip

Sep 17, 2019

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The cheap fares to Europe continue to get better and better, with a wide variety of destinations heavily discounted from New York City between now and March 2020. Note that the best fares are in basic economy, which in some cases is up to $800 less than main cabin coach fares. Basic economy means that you’ll still have to pay for a bag or pay to select your seat in some cases, though you’ll still get a meal and earn miles on these flights. Keep in mind that an airline’s cobranded credit card can get around some of basic economy’s restrictions.

To search for fares, head to Priceline or Expedia.

Airline: United, American
Routes: EWR/JFK/LGA to MAD/BRU/ZRH/BCN and more
Cost: $227+ round-trip in basic economy
Dates: Select dates from October 2019 – March 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York City (EWR) to Madrid (MAD) for $226 round-trip on United in basic economy:

New York City (EWR) to Barcelona (BCN) for $242 round-trip on United in basic economy:

New York City (LGA) to Zurich (ZRH) for $249 round-trip on American in basic economy:New York City (JFK) to Brussels (BRU) for $275 round-trip on American:

 

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