Deal Alert: Flights to Spain From $285 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.
Spain is a popular destination and US airlines from every alliance service Barcelona and Madrid — the abundance of flights means serious competition, so airlines constantly run sales to the country. We’re seeing cheap flights to both Barcelona (BCN) and Madrid (MAD) from Miami (MIA), New York (JFK/EWR/LGA), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Los Angeles (LAX) with prices starting from $285 round-trip.
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.
Airlines: United, American, Delta, TAP Portugal, SWISS, Air Canada
Routes: MIA/JFK/EWR/BOS/ORD/FLL/IAD/LAX to MAD/BCN
Cost: $285+ round-trip
Travel Dates: September 2019 – February 2020
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, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Newark (EWR) to Madrid (MAD) for $285 round-trip on TAP Portugal via Priceline:
Newark (EWR) to Madrid (MAD) for $307 round-trip nonstop on United:
Boston (BOS) to Madrid (MAD) for $319 round-trip on Air Canada/SWISS via Priceline:
Chicago (ORD) to Barcelona (BCN) for $328 round-trip nonstop on American via Iberia:
Miami (MIA) to Barcelona (BCN) for $348 round-trip nonstop on American:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Barcelona (BCN) for $354 round-trip on United/SWISS:
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Barcelona (BCN) for $363 round-trip on Delta:
Washington DC (IAD) to Barcelona (BCN) for $406 round-trip on TAP Portugal via Priceline:
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), 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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