Deal Alert: Northeast US to Portugal on Full Service Carriers From $415 Round-Trip

Sep 6, 2018

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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’ve been interested in visiting one of Europe’s more trendy destinations now may be the time. Flights to Portugal from the Northeastern US are on sale. While they might not be the cheapest fares to Europe we’ve ever seen, consider that these flights are on full-service carriers like Delta and United so you’ll earn miles and enjoy a free meal during your journey. Even better, many of the itineraries include nonstop flights.

You can fly from Boston (BOS), New York (JFK) and Newark (EWR) to Porto (OPO) and Lisbon (LIS) from just $415 round-trip.

Lisbon, Portugal cityscape in the Alfama District.
Lisbon, Portugal cityscape in the Alfama District. Photo by Getty Images.

The country’s known for its colorful architecture and fantastic wine regions.  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.

Airlines: Delta, United, KLM
Routes: BOS/JFK/EWR to OPO/LIS
Cost: $415+ round-trip nonstop in economy
Travel Dates: October through April 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 (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:

New York (JFK) to Lisbon (LIS) for $415 round-trip on Delta/KLM via KLM:

New York (JFK) to Lisbon (LIS) for $417 round-trip nonstop on Delta via KLM:

Boston (BOS) to Lisbon (LIS) for $420 round-trip on KLM:

New York (JFK) to Porto (OPO) for $427 round-trip on KLM:

Newark (EWR) to Lisbon (LIS) for $417 round-trip nonstop on United:

Boston (BOS) to Porto (OPO) for $455 round-trip on Delta/KLM via KLM:

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 (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: Scott’s Cheap Flights

Featured image by Getty Images.

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