Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to Spain From $262 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.
If you're looking for a winter getaway, Spain is a wonderful mix of an approachable yet fascinatingly different cultures. Now, you can check it out with incredibly cheap nonstop fares this December through next May. The cheapest two options — from Boston and San Francisco — are on low-cost carrier LEVEL (check out our review here), but there are also two nonstop options from NYC on mainline carriers Delta and United.
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, Orbitz or Expedia.
Once you're booked, check out Get Your Guide’s list of best activities in Barcelona to maximize your time while on vacation.
Airlines: LEVEL, Delta, United, Norwegian
Routes: BOS/SFO/JFK/EWR/OAK/LAX to BCN
Cost: $262+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: December-May 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Booking Link: Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to Barcelona (BCN) for $262 round-trip nonstop on LEVEL ($148 outbound + $114 return):
San Francisco (SFO) to Barcelona (BCN) for $309 round-trip nonstop on LEVEL ($159 outbound + $150 return):
New York's Kennedy (JFK) to Barcelona (BCN) for $318 round-trip nonstop on Delta:
Newark (EWR) to Barcelona (BCN) for $318 round-trip nonstop on United:
Oakland (OAK) to Barcelona (BCN) for $365 round-trip nonstop on Norwegian:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Barcelona (BCN) for $395 round-trip nonstop on Norwegian:
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, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier, Citi Prestige (5x 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 Travel Premium