Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to Spain From $265 Round-Trip
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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.
No matter the time of the year, Spain is a wonderful place to visit. While there are more luxurious ways of flying there, it’s hard to beat the ease of flying nonstop. We’re finding nonstop options under $400 on low-cost carriers LEVEL (review here) and Norwegian (review here) — both airlines have received solid marks from TPG reviewers. Or, you can fly on mainline carriers for just over $400 round-trip nonstop. Cheap flights are available from Boston (BOS), San Francisco (SFO), Newark (EWR), New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) and Miami (MIA) to Barcelona (BCN) and Madrid (MAD).
There are no tricks to find these fares. Use Google Flights to search for your preferred departure and destination and then book directly with the airline or an OTA like Expedia or Priceline.
Airlines: LEVEL, Norwegian, American
Routes: BOS/SFO/EWR/JFK/LAX/MIA to BCN/MAD
Cost: $265+ round-trip nonstop in economy
Dates: October through May 2019
Booking Link: Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to Barcelona (BCN) for $264 round-trip nonstop ($148 outbound + $116 return) on LEVEL:
San Francisco (SFO) to Barcelona (BCN) for $311 round-trip nonstop ($159 outbound + $152 return) on LEVEL:
Newark (EWR) to Barcelona (BCN) for $334 round-trip nonstop on Norwegian:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Madrid (MAD) for $344 round-trip nonstop on Norwegian:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Barcelona (BCN) for $368 round-trip nonstop ($169 outbound + $199 return) on Norwegian:
Miami (MIA) to Barcelona (BCN) for $409 round-trip nonstop on American/Iberia via Iberia:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Madrid (MAD) for $409 round-trip nonstop on American/Iberia via Finnair:
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, 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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