Flights From Across the US to Spain Have Dropped to $269 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
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Time to start brushing up on your Spanish because fights to Barcelona (BCN) and Madrid (MAD) have dropped as low as $269 round-trip! These fares are available as soon as August 2019 and carry well into 2020.
While its pretty common to see cheap fares from the Northeast to Spain, it's much less likely to see them from cities like Charlotte (CLT), Dallas (DFW), Phoenix (PHX) and Raleigh (RDU) — all of which are listed below, among others. It appears that Delta is attacking American Airlines hubs with these low fares.
These fares are in basic economy so you'll have to pay extra for a checked bag or to select your seat.
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. To get the absolute best price on some routes, you can search on SkyScanner or Momondo and book through an OTA. Just note that it may be harder to deal with some of the smaller OTA’s customer service if you want to change your flight or if something goes wrong.
Airline: Delta, Air France, American, United
Routes: CLT/DFW/PHX/DAL/MIA/RDU/PBI/FLL/MIA/JFK/EWR/BOS/LAX to BCN/MAD
Cost: $269+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: August 2019-May 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 (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:
Charlotte (CLT) to Barcelona (BCN) for $269 round-trip:
Dallas (DFW) to Barcelona (BCN) for $271 round-trip:
Phoenix (PHX) to Madrid (MAD) for $295 round-trip:
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