Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to Brussels From $271 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.
Crazy cheap flights can be had to Brussels, Belgium (BRU), on full-service carriers like Delta, United and TAP Air Portugal. The fares are in basic economy, though, so you'll have to shell out extra for checked bags and seat selection. But if you're OK forgoing those things, this is a fantastic deal.
Mileage runs may even be a consideration for Delta flyers, since basic economy fares earn full MQMs. A round-trip from Newark (EWR) to Brussels via Atlanta (ATL) would get you 10,342 MQMs and the chance to drink some great Belgian beer along the way.
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. Then click through to book directly with the airline or through an online travel agency like Priceline or Expedia.
Airline: Delta, TAP Portugal, United, Brussels Airlines
Routes: ORD/JFK/LGA/EWR/BOS/PHL to BRU
Cost: $271 and more for round-trip in basic economy
Dates: October through December 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare plus excellent trip-delay insurance), Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), 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:
New York (JFK) to Brussels (BRU) for $271 nonstop round-trip on Delta:
Chicago (ORD) to Brussels (BRU) for $286 round-trip on Delta:
Newark (EWR) to Brussels (BRU) for $295 round-trip on Delta:
Boston (BOS) to Brussels (BRU) for $342 round-trip on TAP Air Portugal:
Philadelphia (PHL) to Brussels (BRU) for $402 round-trip on United/Brussels Airlines:
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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