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Flash Sale: US to Europe From $225, Africa From $591 Round-Trip

June 26, 2019
4 min read
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KLM is running a great sale offering bargain fares to parts of Europe, Africa and India. First reported by Frequent Flyer Bonuses, all tickets are in economy. Some are non-stop flights while many require a connection. All flights might not be on KLM. Some are on other SkyTeam partners such as Delta, Kenya Airways and Air France.

KLM's promotion website lists flights starting as low as $289 round-trip, but after doing some digging we were able to find fares as low as $225 using KLM's handy Travel Guide tool. There are also tickets available to Nairobi (NBO) from New York (JFK) and Boston (BOS) for less than $600 round-trip.

To search, head to KLM's website 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.

Airline: KLM, Air France, Kenya Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Delta
Routes: JFK/BOS/ORD/LAX to MAD/BCN/LHR/NBO
Cost: $225+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: August – May 2020
Book by: July 3
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 (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Madrid (MAD) for $225 round-trip nonstop on Delta:

New York (JFK) to Barcelona (BCN) for $289 round-trip nonstop on Delta:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Barcelona (BCN) for $370 round-trip on Air France:

Chicago (ORD) to London (LHR) for $396 round-trip on Delta and KLM:

Boston (BOS) to Nairobi (NBO) for $591 round-trip Air France/Kenya Airways/Virgin Atlantic:

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 on), 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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