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Deal Alert: New York to Europe From $649 Round-Trip in Premium Economy

July 16, 2019
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Deal Alert: New York to Europe From $649 Round-Trip in Premium Economy
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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.

We're seeing cheap flights from New York (JFK) and Newark (EWR) to Amsterdam (AMS), Paris (CDG) and Rome (FCO) from just $649 round-trip on American Airlines and British Airways in Premium Economy. Flights are available from October through the middle of March. While the transatlantic flights are in true premium economy, the shorter European legs will be in standard economy.

Premium economy on British Airways' Boing 787. Image by JT Genter / The Points Guy.

To search, head to Priceline or Expedia.

Airline: British Airways
Routes: JFK/EWR to AMS/FCO/CDG
Cost: $649+ round-trip in premium economy
Dates: October – March
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

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Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $649 round-trip on British Airways:

New York (JFK) to Rome (FCO) for $655 round-trip on British Airways:

Newark (EWR) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $660 round-trip on British Airways:


New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) for $728 round-trip nonstop 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), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare) 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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