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Europe deal alert: Paris, Athens, Amsterdam and more from $272 round trip

Feb. 14, 2020
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Europe deal alert: Paris, Athens, Amsterdam and more from $272 round trip
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Once again, flights to Europe have dropped below $300 round-trip, as first reported by The Flight Deal. In case you missed the $187 Iberia sale to Barcelona this week, here's your chance to visit France, Spain, Norway, Greece and more on a budget.

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Some of these fares may book into basic economy, which means different things to different airlines, but often means you may not have free use of the overhead bins for a carry-on bag. You probably also won't be able to select your seat, get an upgrade or earn PQM/PQS/PQDs. However, it’s possible to defeat many of basic economy’s negative aspects by having elite status or a cobranded credit card.

To find a deal, 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 an OTA like Orbitz or Expedia.

Airline: TAP Air Portugal, American, Finnair, Delta, Air France, KLM
Cost: from $272 round trip
Dates: February-May 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare immediately after earning your $300 annual travel credit), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

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Here are some examples of specific flights that are available:

New York/Newark (EWR) to Madrid (MAD) for $272 round-trip on TAP Air Portugal via Gotogate ($280 direct from TAP Air Portugal):

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New York/Newark (EWR) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $291 round-trip on United:

New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) for $298 round-trip on American:

New York (JFK) to Bergen, Norway (BGO) for $301 round-trip on Delta/Air France/KLM:

Newark (EWR) to Athens (ATH) for $307 round-trip on United/Swiss:

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® Card, Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this guide for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

Featured courtesy of Ansgar Scheffold.

Featured image by Amsterdam. (Photo by Ansgar Scheffold)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.