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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.
Flights from all over the US to Morocco are on sale. You can fly from Washington D.C. (IAD), New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Miami (MIA), Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis (MSP), Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX), Atlanta (ATL) and likely other cities to Casablanca (CMN) or Marrakesh (RAK) from $499 round-trip. Keep in mind that some of the flights listed below have two stops on the journey to Morocco, as well as one some having a daylong layover (which could actually add an extra destination to your trip).
While you’re in Morocco, try and book a stay at an authentic Moroccan riad, one of the world’s most unique accommodations. If you’re looking to do some exploring, check out Get Your Guide for a list of the best activities in Marrakech.
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: Delta, Air France, Royal Air Maroc, KLM
Routes: MIA/IAD/ORD/JFK/BOS/ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA/LAX and likely more to CMN/RAK
Cost: $499+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: January 2019 – May 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Booking Link: Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Washington D.C. (IAD) to Casablanca (CMN) for $499 round-trip nonstop on Royal Air Maroc via Expedia:
Chicago (ORD) to Marrakesh (RAK) for $500 round-trip on Delta:
Seattle (SEA) to Casablanca (CMN) for $523 round-trip on Delta:
New York (JFK) to Marrakesh (RAK) for $529 round-trip on Air France:
Miami (MIA) to Marrakesh (RAK) for $530 round-trip on Delta:
Boston (BOS) to Casablanca (CMN) for $534 round-trip on Delta:
Atlanta (ATL) to Casablanca (CMN) for $534 round-trip on Air France:
Miami (MIA) to Marrakesh (RAK) for $542 round-trip on KLM:
New York (JFK) to Marrakesh (RAK) for $590 round-trip nonstop on Royal Air Maroc:
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, Citi Premier, 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.
H/T: Thrifty Traveler
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