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Europe deal alert: Flights to Denmark, Finland and Spain from $381 round-trip

April 20, 2022
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It's still possible to find good bargains on round-trip fares to Europe, and this latest deal alert is proof.

Flights to cities such as Copenhagen, Helsinki, Munich and Seville, Spain, are currently on sale from departure cities like Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and New York City. Various airlines have marked down flights, but most of the best prices and availability we saw were with TAP Air Portugal and SAS.

As is the norm with overseas fare sales, checked baggage is not included. We found some fares that include free carry-ons, but the majority do not. So, keep in mind that you'll have to pay to check a bag or upgrade a tier to be able to check baggage.

Most travel in this deal is between August and March 2023, and while most holidays are excluded, we did find some great prices on flights over Thanksgiving.

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Our thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for alerting us to this latest deal. Its basic membership is available for $49 per year. The Elite tier option is available for $199 per year, and that provides you with access to deals on premium economy, business-class and first-class tickets.

As always, flexible travel plans give you the best chance to find the best prices.

Deal basics

Airlines: American, British Airways, Delta, Lufthansa, SAS, TAP Air Portugal and United.
Routes: Chicago, Los Angeles, Newark, New York City and others to Barcelona; Malaga, Spain; Copenhagen; Helsinki; London; and other cities.
How to book: Search Google Flights and book directly through the airline.
Travel dates: Availability from August through March 2023.

Sample flights

Let's get things started with a great deal to Spain. We found a TAP Air Portugal economy fare from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Malaga–Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) in December for just $430 round-trip. That's incredibly low for this itinerary, which can often cost over $1,000 this time of year. Keep in mind that TAP typically charges around $65 each way to upgrade and get a checked bag.

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(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Some of the best fares we found in this deal involved departure flights out of Newark. This SAS itinerary in November to Helsinki Airport (HEL) is $429 round-trip, a nice discount from typical prices. Also, SAS economy tickets permit you a free carry-on bag, so that's a nice bonus you typically don't get with sale fares to Europe.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Miami to Seville Airport (SVQ) in November on TAP can be booked for $488 round-trip, with a layover in Lisbon, Portugal, each way. Not only is that price a significant markdown from normal fares, but this economy fare also comes with a free carry-on.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

TAP had many of the best fares available in this deal, including this bargain itinerary to Germany. You can book a round trip from Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Munich Airport (MUC) in October for $461, which saves you around $250 from usual prices.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

West Coast travelers can also find some good deals. Fly SAS out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Helsinki (HEL) in November for $478 round-trip, a really good price for this route. This is also over Thanksgiving, so if you like the idea of traveling overseas and escaping for the holidays, this fare should be especially appealing.

(Screenshot from  Google Flights)

We found a lot of available tickets from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Helsinki in November, including this excellent fare on SAS for $448 round-trip.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Let's end with a sweet sale price on an October flight from New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Copenhagen Airport (CPH), which TAP has available for only $381. That is an amazing price for this round-trip itinerary, so don't spend too much time thinking about it.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

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Why We Chose It

Sometimes it's worth a large investment to reap the benefits of a great credit card. That's exactly the case with the Amex Platinum card. In exchange for the annual fee, you'll unlock access to the Amex Membership Rewards program that let you access airline and hotel transfer partners, along with new lifestyle and travel credits. This card is also incredibly rewarding for travel purchases, helping you rack up a ton of Membership Rewards points for your next award trip.

Pros

  • The current welcome offer on this card is quite lucrative. TPG values it at $1,600.
  • This card comes with a long list of benefits, including access to Centurion Lounges, complimentary elite status with Hilton and Marriott, at least $500 in assorted annual statement credits and so much more. (Enrollment required for select benefits.)
  • The Amex Platinum comes with access to a premium concierge service that can help you with everything from booking hard-to-get reservations to finding destination guides to help you plan out your next getaway.

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  • Outside of the current welcome bonus, you’re only earning higher rewards on specific airfare and hotel purchases, so it’s not a great card for other spending categories.
  • The annual airline fee statement credit can be complicated to take advantage of compared to the broader travel credits offered by competing premium cards.
  • Earn 80,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership. Apply and select your preferred metal Card design: classic Platinum Card®, Platinum x Kehinde Wiley, or Platinum x Julie Mehretu.
  • Earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year and earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points on prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel.
  • Get $200 back in statement credits each year on prepaid Fine Hotels + Resorts® or The Hotel Collection bookings, which requires a minimum two-night stay, through American Express Travel when you pay with your Platinum Card®.
  • $240 Digital Entertainment Credit: Get up to $20 back each month on eligible purchases made with your Platinum Card® on one or more of the following: Audible, Disney+, The Disney Bundle, ESPN+, Hulu, Peacock, SiriusXM, and The New York Times. Enrollment required.
  • $155 Walmart+ Credit: Cover the cost of a $12.95 monthly Walmart+ membership with a statement credit after you pay for Walmart+ each month with your Platinum Card. Cost includes $12.95 plus applicable local sales tax. Plus Ups are excluded.
  • American Express has expanded The Centurion® Network to include 40+ Centurion Lounge and Studio locations worldwide. There are even more places your Platinum Card® can get you complimentary entry and exclusive perks.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit: Get up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one select qualifying airline.
  • $200 Uber Cash: Enjoy Uber VIP status and up to $200 in Uber savings on rides or eats orders in the US annually. Uber Cash and Uber VIP status is available to Basic Card Member only.
  • Get up to $300 back per calendar year on the Equinox+ digital fitness app, or eligible Equinox club memberships when you pay with your Platinum Card. Enrollment required. Learn more.
  • Breeze through security with CLEAR® lanes available at 100+ airports, stadiums, and entertainment venues and get up to $189 back per calendar year on your membership when you use your Card. Learn more.
  • $695 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees