Deal Alert: Nonstop to Europe From $99 One-Way or $265 Round-Trip on Low-Cost Carriers
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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.
Cheap transatlantic flights continue to amaze! Today we’re seeing nonstop fares from East and West Coasts of the US to both the British Isles and mainland Europe. These flights are on low-cost carriers LEVEL, Norwegian and Primera Air — each of which TPG has reviewed, so you’ll know just what you’re getting into.
There are no tricks to find these fares. Use Google Flights to search for your preferred departure and destination and then book through Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline.
Airline: Primera Air, Norwegian, LEVEL
Routes: EWR/SWF/SFO/OAK to CDG/DUB/BCN/EDI/AMS
Cost: $99 one-way or 265+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2018 – March 2019
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, 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:
Newark (EWR) to Paris (CDG) in July for $99 one-way on Primera Air:
New York Stewart (SWF) to Dublin (DUB) in September for $265 round-trip on Norwegian ($114 outbound + $151 return):
Newark (EWR) to Paris (CDG) in March for $294 round-trip on Primera Air:
San Francisco (SFO) to Barcelona (BCN) in November for $311 round-trip on LEVEL ($159 outbound + $152 return):
New York Stewart (SWF) to Edinburgh (EDI) in November/December for $313 round-trip on Norwegian ($104 outbound + $209 return):
Oakland (OAK) to Barcelona (BCN) in October for $340 round-trip on LEVEL and Norwegian ($159 outbound + $181 return):
New York Kennedy (JFK) to Amsterdam (AMS) in November for $360 round-trip on Norwegian
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, or 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.
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