Deal Alert: Flights to Amsterdam and More From $256 Round-Trip
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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.
Flights to popular European vacation destinations such as Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Paris and Rome have dropped to as low as $256 round-trip. Most of these deals are to the canal lined city of Amsterdam, but there’s also some availability to the other cities.
Not all route combinations are discounted, so you may have to play around with your destination city to see what’s pricing low.
To search, head to Google Flights 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 Delta, Air France, United, SAS, Icelandair, Air Canada
Routes: EWR/JFK/BOS/IAD/ORD/DTW/SFO/LAX/SEA/PDX/MSP to AMS/ATH/BCN/CDG/FCO
Cost: $256 round-trip in basic economy
Travel Dates: September 2019 – April 2020 (varies by route)
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:
Newark (EWR) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $256 round-trip on United:
New York (JFK) to Rome (FCO) for $264 round-trip on Delta:New York (EWR) to Athens (ATH) for $272 round-trip on Air Canada:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Paris (CDG) for $285 round-trip on United:New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG) for $286 round-trip on Delta: San Francisco (SFO) to Barcelona (BCN) for $338 round-trip on Air France:
Boston (BOS) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $429 round-trip on Icelandair:
Washington DC (IAD) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $447 round-trip on SAS:
Detroit (DTW) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $483 round-trip on Air Canada:
Seattle (SEA) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $484 round-trip on United:
Minneapolis (MSP) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $490 round-trip on United:
Portland (PDX) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $491 round-trip on United: San Francisco (SFO) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $497 round-trip on SAS:
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