Deal alert: New York to Greece from $309 round-trip

Dec 8, 2019

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Flights from New York to Athens, Greece, are on sale for as little as $309 round-trip, as reported by Secret Flying.

The cheapest options include travel on full-service Oneworld carriers like American and British Airways, however those fares will include a one-stop in each direction. If you’re willing to spend a bit more, you can fly nonstop on Norwegian from $386 round-trip.

You’ll have to pay for extras on all carriers since tickets are in basic economy. That includes seat selection and a checked bag. However you’ll enjoy a free meal on the Oneworld carriers, while you’ll have to pay for food on Norwegian.

Google Flights makes finding an itinerary easy. 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. You may also be able to find cheap flights through OTA metasearch engine Skyscanner.

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Airlines: Norwegian, Iberia, American, British Airways
Routes: JFK/EWR to ATH
Cost: From $309 round-trip in economy
Travel Dates:
Jan. – May. 2020
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Here’s an example of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Athens (ATH) on British Airways/American for $309 round-trip:


New York (JFK) to Athens (ATH) on American/Iberia for $386 round-trip nonstop:

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), Chase Sapphire ReserveAmerican Express® Gold Card Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out our guide to the best cards for airfare purchases to learn more.

Featured photo of United Premium economy by Zach Griff/The Points Guy.

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