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Deal alert: Flights to Rome starting at $408 round-trip

Feb. 07, 2022
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It’s no surprise why Italy is a European destination everyone flocks to. The variety of food, culture and attractions are limitless for travelers to experience. You can experience the history of Rome with some affordable flights from United and its partners Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa and Swiss Air from major U.S. cities.

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The discounted fares were reported by The Flight Deal. These fares are available for travel from February to April.

Deal basics

Airlines: United, Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa and Swiss Air
Routes: EWR/JFK/LAX/MIA/ORD and others to FCO
How to book: Directly through the airlines or through Google Flights
Travel dates: February – April

Related: From Venice to Rome: 6 cities you can easily visit on Italy’s high-speed train

Sample Flights

The deals below are for basic economy flights from the airlines, which include a standard seat and carry on. A checked bag and seat selection will cost extra.

One of the most affordable offers we found was from Chicago (ORD) to Rome (FCO) for $408 round-trip. The departure is on United with a stop in Washington D.C. (IAD) and the return trip is via Air Canada with a stop in Montreal (YUL).

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

For a buck more, travelers can go to Rome (FCO) from Miami (MIA) on Air Canada at $409 round-trip. The departure has a short stop in Toronto (YYZ) and the return flight has one in Montreal (YUL).

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There are flights on Air Canada and its partners from Newark (EWR) to Rome (FCO) at $420 round-trip. The one below is at the beginning of March, but fares are widely available at this price.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

On the West Coast, travelers flying from Los Angeles (LAX) can get a flight to Rome (FCO) for $438 round-trip. The deal below is for a flight at the end of March. It has a stop in Newark (EWR) on the departure and there is a stop in Zurich (ZRH) on the return flight.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There is also a flight on Swiss Airlines from New York (JFK) to Rome (FCO) for $450 round-trip with a stop in Zurich (ZRH) each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

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Related: Cleared for Takeoff: Booking a milestone birthday trip to Rome and Florence

Bottom line

History is all around when visiting the "Eternal City," from the Colosseum to the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. Don’t miss out on these deals to travel to Italy.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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