Deal Alert: Flights to Europe From $303 Round-Trip on Delta and Air France
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
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If you're looking for a trip to Europe with top-notch legacy carriers, you're in luck. Delta and its partner Air France are running some excellent deals to Europe from Miami (MIA), New York's Kennedy (JFK), San Francisco (SFO) and Minneapolis (MSP) starting at just $303 round-trip. Even better, most of these options are nonstop.
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 or Expedia.
Airlines: Delta, Air France
Routes: MIA/JFK/MSP/SFO to BCN/MAD/CDG/ZRH/ORY
Cost: $303+ round-trip
Travel Dates: January-March 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)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Miami (MIA) to Barcelona (BCN) for $303 round-trip on Delta:
Miami (MIA) to Madrid (MAD) for $307 round-trip on Delta:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Barcelona (BCN) for $318 round-trip nonstop on Delta:
Miami (MIA) to Paris (CDG) for $324 round-trip nonstop on Air France via Delta:
Minneapolis (MSP) to Zurich (ZRH) for $330 round-trip 1-stop on Delta:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Madrid (MAD) for $343 round-trip nonstop on Delta:
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Paris Orly (ORY) for $351 round-trip nonstop on Air France via Delta:
San Francisco (SFO) to Paris (CDG) for $374 round-trip nonstop on Air France via Delta:
Maximize Your Purchase
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