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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 Orbitzor 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.

We’re seeing flights, including nonstop options on full-service carriers, from all over the US to Spain with prices starting at just $318 round-trip. You can fly from New York (JFK), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Philadelphia (PHL) to either Barcelona (BCN) or Madrid (MAD) on Delta, American or Iberia, depending on the route. American and Delta flights are in basic economy, so you’ll have to pay extra to select a seat or check a bag. However, an airline’s cobranded credit card can help defeat some of basic economy’s worst aspects.

If you’re looking to do some exploring, check out Get Your Guide for a list of the best activities in Barcelona.

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. Google may display a higher price, but after clicking on your preferred flights and waiting a few seconds, you should see the dirt-cheap fares. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA such as Priceline or Expedia.

Airlines: Delta, Iberia, American
Routes: JFK/SFO/LAX/MIA/FLL/PHL to BCN/MAD
Cost: $318+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: September – April 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier CardChase Sapphire ReserveCiti Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Booking Link: PricelineOrbitzExpedia or directly with the airline

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Barcelona (BCN) for $318 round-trip nonstop on Delta:

Miami (MIA) to Madrid (MAD) for $358 round-trip on Delta:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Madrid (MAD) for $358 round-trip on Delta:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Madrid (MAD) for $383 round-trip nonstop on Iberia:

Philadelphia (PHL) to Madrid (MAD) for $429 round-trip on Delta:

San Francisco (SFO) to Barcelona (BCN) for $438 round-trip on American:

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 ReserveCiti PremierCiti 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: Secret Flying

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The Business Platinum® Card from American Express

Aside from the 75,000 points welcome bonus, Amex recently made huge improvements to the Business Platinum Card, including the fact that you will now earn 50% more points on purchases of $5,000 or more, earn 5x on flights and eligible hotels at Amextravel.com and cardholders will receive a $200 airline fee credit each year.

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  • Welcome Offer: Earn up to 75,000 Membership Rewards® points.
  • Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $10,000 and an extra 25,000 points after you spend an additional $10,000 all on qualifying purchases within your first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com.
  • Get 50% more Membership Rewards® points. That's 1.5 points per dollar, on each eligible purchase of $5,000 or more. You can get up to 1 million additional points per year.
  • 35% Airline Bonus: Use Membership Rewards® Pay with Points for all or part of a flight with your selected qualifying airline, and you can get 35% of the points back, up to 500,000 bonus points per calendar year.
  • Enroll to get up to $200 in statement credits annually by getting up to $100 semi-annually for U.S. purchases with Dell. Terms apply.
  • Get one year of Platinum Global Access from WeWork. With this membership, you can access 300+ premium, inspiring workspaces in 75+ cities. To get this exclusive offer, enroll between 2/15/2019 and 12/31/2019.
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