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Round-trip flights from a handful of US cities to Lisbon starting at $360

Aug. 10, 2022
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Portugal's vibrant capital city has gained a lot of attention in recent years. If you haven't gotten to experience beautiful Lisbon yet, this might be your chance.

Round-trip flights to Lisbon from the U.S. on multiple airlines — including Air Canada, British Airways and TAP Air Portugal — are as low as $360 right now. A few of the departure cities include New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

While some routes are nonstop, most have layovers in Canada lasting a few hours.

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We were first alerted to this deal by Scott's Cheap Flights. With a Premium membership, which costs $49 per year and comes with a 14-day free trial, you'll receive alerts on deals worth up to 90% off economy-class flights. An Elite membership costing $199 per year is also available; it will give you access to premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

Deal basics

Airlines: Air Canada, British Airways and TAP Air Portugal.
Routes: New York City; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; Chicago; San Francisco; and San Jose, California; to Lisbon, Portugal.
How to book: Search Google Flights to find the best rate, then book directly through the airline.
Travel dates: October 2022 to June 2023, depending on departure location.
Book by: One to three days.

Related: Portugal dropped its COVID-19 restrictions and the timing is perfect for some travelers

Sample flights

All routes included in this discounted fare arrive at Lisbon Airport (LIS). However, each route differs in terms of available dates, layovers and airline providers. We sampled some of the options to provide an overview of what prices to expect to find.

On Air Canada:

  • O'Hare International Airport (ORD), starting at $360.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), starting at $369.
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), starting at $390.
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA), starting at $395.

On TAP Air Portugal:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), starting at $390.
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD), starting at $390.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), starting at $390.

On British Airways:

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), starting at $427.

For example, the discounted flights on TAP Air Portugal from JFK and EWR are nonstop and available for travel from January to March 2023. The ones from IAD — though also nonstop on TAP Air Portugal — are only available for travel in the month of April 2023.

These TAP Air Portugal fees are featured through its Discount fare, which includes a carry-on bag but no checked baggage. The flight also won't earn you miles. The Base fare, which for the sample flight we chose is $130 more than the Discount fare, includes a checked bag and earns 50% of miles flown (3,364 miles, in this case).

(Screenshot from flytap.com)
(Screenshot from flytap.com)

The flights on Air Canada all have layovers in Canada. Flights departing from BWI and ORD have layovers in Montreal, while flights from SFO and LGA have layovers in Toronto.

For Air Canada, the most basic fare is the Base fare, which includes a carry-on bag but no checked baggage; it will earn you miles, though.

(Screenshot from aircanada.com)

The BWI route is discounted from May to June 2023, whereas the LGA route is discounted from October to December 2022 and from April to June 2023. Using Google Flights will help you easily track the discounted dates for each route.

Related: Air Canada, United expand partnership with more codeshares, loyalty perks

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases. The Platinum Card® from American Express earns 5 points per dollar spent on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year. The Citi Premier® Card and the Chase Sapphire Reserve earn 3 points per dollar spent on airfare, while the American Express® Gold Card earns 3 points per dollar spent on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel. The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card earns 2 points per dollar spent on travel. Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

Bottom line

This is a terrific deal for round-trip flights to Lisbon, as there are a ton of options from multiple airports for months to come.

The choices are also pretty accessible for travelers on both U.S. coasts, departing from major cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and totaling less than $400 (in most cases).

Lisbon is full of great food, exciting attractions and historical charm. If you're looking to travel to Europe but are not sure where to go, you have up to three days to decide if Lisbon is the winner.

Featured photo by Tuul & Bruno Morandi/Getty Images.

Featured image by Getty Images
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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