Deal Alert: Flights to Italy From $237 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.
Cheap flights on full-service airlines like Iberia, Emirates, Air Italy and American are available from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS) and Miami (MIA) to major Italian cities such as Naples (NAP), Milan (MXP) and Rome (FCO) for as low as $237 round-trip in economy.
You may be able to upgrade your Emirates ticket using points as Capital One, American Express Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou are Emirates Skywards transfer partners.
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: Emirates, Iberia, American, Air Italy
Routes: JFK/MIA/BOS to NAP/MXP/FCO
Cost: $237 + round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: September – February 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare plus trip delay insurance), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, 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:
New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP) for $237 round-trip on American:
New York (JFK) to Naples (NAP) for $289 round-trip on Iberia:
Boston (BOS) to Milan (MXP) for $325 round-trip on American:
New York (JFK) to Rome (FCO) for $350 round-trip on Iberia:
Miami (MIA) to Milan (MXP) for $389 round-trip nonstop on Air Italy:
New York (JFK) to Milan (MXP) for $469 round-trip on Emirates:
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 on plus trip delay insurance), 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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