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Deal alert: Book round-trip flights to Spain for as low as $451

August 16 2021
8 min read
Deal alert: Book round-trip flights to Spain for as low as $451
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If you've been craving some authentic patatas bravas or a well-made tinto de verano, now may be a great time to plan a visit to Spain for the fall and first half of 2022, thanks to some very favorable ticket prices. Our friends at Thrifty Traveler let us know about some stellar flight deals on flights to Spain, beginning this September and lasting all the way until May 2022.

Take note, most fares are basic economy which includes free carry-on but no seat assignment. Delta and United Basic Economy fares booked with travel through Dec. 31, 2021, are eligible for free changes and cancelation for a voucher. Other Basic Economy fares no longer offer these benefits. Upgrade to Main Cabin fares to get free changes and cancelation for a voucher.

As of June 28, Spain has welcomed back American tourists — with no proof of vaccination or negative test results required. It's no wonder Spain has been one of the top European countries to visit this summer.

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Madrid, Spain (Photo courtesy of Sven-Hansche/EyeEm/Getty Images)

Airlines: American, Delta, United (and partners)

Cost: As low as $451 roundtrip for nonstop flights depending on the departure city.

Dates: Book for travel between September 2021 and May 2022.

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5x on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3x on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2x on travel.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Round-trip flights to the Spanish cities of Alicante (ALC), Barcelona (BCN), Bilbao (BIO), Madrid (MAD), Málaga (AGP), Sevilla (SVQ), Valencia (VLC) are available from the following cities:

  • Abilene (ABI) - $514
  • Akron (CAK) - $506
  • Albany (ALB) - $506
  • Albuquerque (ABQ) - $509
  • Allentown (ABE) - $490
  • Anchorage (ANC) - $508
  • Appleton (ATW) - $506
  • Arcata-Eureka (ACV) - $509
  • Asheville (AVL) - $506
  • Atlanta (ATL) - $598
  • Augusta (AGS) - $505
  • Austin (AUS) - $505
  • Bakersfield (BFL) - $509
  • Baltimore (BWI) - $505
  • Bangor (BGR) - $508
  • Bemidji (BJI) - $509
  • Billings (BIL) - $509
  • Birmingham (BHM) - $505
  • Bismarck (BIS) - $509
  • Bloomington (BMI) - $509
  • Boise (BOI) - $509
  • Boston (BOS) - $495
  • Bozeman (BZN) - $509
  • Brainerd (BRD) - $509
  • Buffalo (BUF) - $505
  • Burbank (BUR) - $505
  • Burlington (BTV) - $509
  • Cedar Rapids (CID) - $506
  • Charleston (CHS) - $505
  • Charlotte (CLT) - $503
  • Charlottesville (CHO) - $509
  • Chattanooga (CHA) - $509
  • Chicago (ORD) - $495*
  • Cleveland (CLE) - $505
  • Colorado Springs (COS) - $505
  • Columbia (CAE) - $509
  • Columbia (COU) - $509
  • Columbus (CMH) - $505
  • Columbus (GTR) - $509
  • Corpus Christi (CRP) - $510
  • Dallas (DFW) - $495
  • Dayton (DAY) - $505
  • Denver (DEN) - $505
  • Des Moines (DSM) - $505
  • Destin (VPS) - $505
  • Dickinson (DIK) - $509
  • Dothan (DHN) - $505
  • Dubuque (DBQ) - $554
  • Duluth (DLH) - $509
  • Eau Claire (EAU) - $505
  • El Paso (ELP) - $506
  • Eugene (EUG) - $509
  • Evansville (EVV) - $506
  • Fargo (FAR) - $509
  • Fayetteville (FAY) - $506
  • Fayetteville (XNA) - $505
  • Flint (FNT) - $506
  • Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) - $505
  • Fort Myers (RSW) - $505
  • Fort Wayne (FWA) - $510
  • Fresno (FAT) - $509
  • Gainesville (GNV) - $506
  • Grand Forks (GFK) - $509
  • Grand Rapids (GRR) - $506
  • Green Bay (GRB) - $509
  • Greensboro (GSO) - $505
  • Greenville (GSP) - $505
  • Gulfport (GPT) - $506
  • Harrisburg (MDT) - $506
  • Hartford (BDL) - $505
  • Hibbing (HIB) - $514
  • Honolulu (HNL) - $509
  • Houston (HOU) - $509
  • Houston (IAH) - $505
  • Huntsville (HSV) - $506
  • Idaho Falls (IDA) - $509
  • Indianapolis (IND) - $505
  • International Falls (INL) - $526
  • Jackson (JAN) - $505
  • Jacksonville (JAX) - $505
  • Jamestown (JMS) - $505
  • Kalamazoo (AZO) - $509
  • Kansas City (MCI) - $509
  • Key West (EYW) - $505
  • Knoxville (TYS) - $506
  • Lansing (LAN) - $509
  • La Crosse (LSE) - $509
  • Las Vegas (LAS) - $505
  • Lexington (LEX) - $506
  • Lincoln (LNK) - $509
  • Little Rock (LIT) - $509
  • Long Beach (LGB) - $509
  • Los Angeles (LAX) - $495
  • Louisville (SDF) - $505
  • Lubbock (LBB) - $509
  • Madison (MSN) - $505
  • Medford (MFR) - $509
  • Memphis (MEM) - $506
  • Miami (MIA) - $495*
  • Midland (MAF) - $509
  • Milwaukee (MKE) - $505
  • Minot (MOT) - $509
  • Missoula (MSO) - $509
  • Mobile (MOB) - $506
  • Moline (MLI) - $509
  • Monterey (MRY) - $509
  • Montgomery (MGM) - $506
  • Myrtle Beach (MYR) - $506
  • Nashville (BNA) - $505
  • New Orleans (MSY) - $505
  • New York (JFK) - $490
  • Newark (EWR) - $490
  • Norfolk (ORF) - $505
  • Oakland (OAK) - $528
  • Oklahoma City (OKC) - $508
  • Omaha (OMA) - $508
  • Ontario (ONT) - $508
  • Orlando (MCO) - $505
  • Palm Springs (PSP) - $545
  • Panama City (ECP) - $515
  • Pensacola (PNS) - $510
  • Peoria (PIA) - $510
  • Philadelphia (PHL) - $495
  • Phoenix (PHX) - $505
  • Pittsburgh (PIT) - $505
  • Pocatello (PIH) - $510
  • Portland (PDX) - $505
  • Portland (PWM) - $505
  • Providence (PVD) - $505
  • Raleigh (RDU) - $505
  • Rapid City (RAP) - $509
  • Reno (RNO) - $514
  • Rhinelander (RHI) - $515
  • Richmond (RIC) - $505
  • Roanoke (ROA) - $505
  • Rochester (ROC) - $505
  • Rochester (RST) - $509
  • Sacramento (SMF) - $509
  • San Antonio (SAT) - $509
  • San Diego (SAN) - $510
  • San Francisco (SFO) - $505
  • San Jose (SJC) - $509
  • San Juan (SJU) - $451
  • San Luis Obispo (SBP) - $515
  • Santa Ana (SNA) - $509
  • Santa Fe (SAF) - $522
  • Savannah (SAV) - $504
  • Sioux City (SUX) - $509
  • Sioux Falls (FSD) - $509
  • South Bend (SBN) - $506
  • Spokane (GEG) - $509
  • Springfield (SGF) - $509
  • Springfield (SPI) - $528
  • St. Louis (STL) - $509
  • St. Thomas (STT) - $472
  • Syracuse (SYR) - $505
  • Tampa (TPA) - $509
  • Toledo (TOL) - $554
  • Tucson (TUS) - $509
  • Tulsa (TUL) - $509
  • Waco (ACT) - $550
  • Washington, D.C. (DCA) - $509
  • Washington, D.C. (IAD) - $509
  • Wausau (CWA) - $509
  • West Palm Beach (PBI) - $555
  • Westchester County (HPN) - $533
  • Wichita (ICT) - $514
  • Wichita Falls (SPS) - $550
  • Williston (XWA) - $515
  • Wilmington (ILM) - $510

With so many city pairs to choose from, here are examples of some of the best fares we found to Spain:

San Juan, PR (SJU) to Madrid (MAD)

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Boston (BOS) to Valencia (VLC)

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Los Angeles (LAX) to Madrid (MAD)

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Miami (MIA) to Barcelona (BCN)

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

New York (JFK) to Madrid (MAD)

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

How to book

Simply head to Google Flights and plug in your desired departure and destination cities. Then, use the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you and then click to book with the airline directly.

Maximize your purchase

The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5x on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3x on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2x on travel.

Featured photo by Getty Images
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.

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