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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.
Travelers looking to explore popular destinations in Scandinavia currently have the opportunity to book cheap flights from the eastern United States to cities in Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. This deal is available trips starting in October and lasts through dates in February 2020. Airlines offering cheap flights as part of this deal include American, Finnair, United, SWISS, TAP Portugal and other Oneworld and Star Alliance airlines. It is important to note that, though travelers will be allowed one personal item and one carry-on item, checked bags are not included.
This deal includes departure cities in the US such as New York and Miami, with arrival cities including Helsinki and Oslo. Travelers can choose to visit these popular Scandinavian cities in either the late fall or winter months. During the winter, Scandinavian countries boast fantastic views of the Northern Lights, also known as aurora borealis.
To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.
Airlines: American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Lufthansa, SWISS, TAP Portugal
Routes: EWR/IAD/JFK/MCO/MIA/ORD to ARN/BMA/CPH/HEL/OSL
Cost: $306+ round-trip
Dates: October 2019 – February 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 (EWR) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $306 round-trip on TAP Portugal:
New York (JFK) to Oslo (OSL) for $372 round-trip on SWISS:
Miami (MIA) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $371 round-trip on Finnair via American Airlines:
Miami (MIA) to Stockholm (BMA) for $379 round-trip on Finnair via American Airlines:
Orlando (MCO) to Oslo (OSL) for $404 round-trip on Oneworld carriers via American Airlines:
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), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare on plus excellent trip delay insurance), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier Card (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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