Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to Spain From $231 or 15,000 Points Round-Trip

May 28, 2019

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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.

Airfares to Spain are consistently under $300 round-trip, but they’ve dropped even lower today. We’re seeing cheap flights to both Barcelona (BCN) and Madrid (MAD) from Boston (BOS), New York (JFK/EWR), Miami (MIA) and Los Angeles (LAX) with prices starting as low as $231 round-trip. The deal is even sweeter if you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve as you can book through the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal and pay roughly 15,000 points.

All of the cheap flights we’re seeing are nonstop and with full-service carriers like Iberia, American and Delta, meaning you’ll enjoy free meals and drinks onboard. However, the cheapest options are in basic economy, so you’ll have to pay extra for a checked bag and seat selection.

If you’re booking Iberia-operated flights and have the Iberia Visa Signature Card, you may be able to score slightly lower rates through the card’s 10% discount. Just note that unlike the British Airways Chase 10% discount — which discounts the fare, taxes and fees on British Airways-operated flights — the Iberia 10% discount only reduces the base fare.

To search for these fares, 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 the Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal.

Airlines: Iberia, American, Delta, British Airways
Routes: BOS/JFK/EWR/MIA/LAX to MAD/BCN
Cost: From $231 or 15,382 Ultimate Rewards points round-trip
Travel Dates: September 2019 through March 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:

New York (JFK) to Madrid (MAD) for $231 or 15,382 Chase Ultimate Rewards points round-trip nonstop:

New York (JFK) to Madrid (MAD) for $231 or 15,382 Chase Ultimate Rewards points round-trip nonstop:

Boston (BOS) to Madrid (MAD) for $231 or 15,382 Chase Ultimate Rewards points round-trip nonstop:

Miami (MIA) to Barcelona (BCN) for $306 or 20,412 Chase Ultimate Rewards points round-trip nonstop:

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, Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or Amextravel.com) 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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