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New York City to Nashville in first class for less than $360

Aug. 01, 2022
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Nashville is known for country music, honky-tonks and Tennessee whiskey. With a recent boom in tourism, Nashville is a must-visit American city for many.

This first-class deal allows travelers to fly in style from New York City to Nashville. For select dates from November 2022 through February 2023, you can fly for as low as $358 round-trip.

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Deal basics

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Airlines: American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
Routes: New York City to Nashville.
How to book: Search Google Flights and then book directly through the airline's website.
Travel dates: November 2022 through February 2023, on select dates.
Book by: One to two days.

Related: How to upgrade to first class without using a ton of cash

Sample flights

Even if you live within a few hours' drive of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), this is a deal worth taking advantage of. Whether you're a strictly first-class flyer or have been waiting for an opportunity to try it out for the right price, this deal provides the opportunity to experience first class at nearly half of its usual cost.

Related: Book this, not that: Nashville hotels edition

For this article, we'll take a look at an American flight from JFK to Nashville International Airport (BNA) which departs Dec. 3 and returns Dec. 10. It costs $358 round-trip:

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First, we search Google Flights to make sure we're booking a day that this deal applies to. There are a fair number of blackout dates.

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Then you can proceed to the airline’s website and book your selected ticket.

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This fare includes two free checked bags, a carry-on bag and a personal item. First-class fares on American also include priority lanes for check-in, security and boarding, as well as premium dining options and wider, more comfortable seats. First-class tickets also entitle you to no change fees and free seat selection.

Read more: 7 business-class travel tips and tricks from one first-timer to another

Maximize your purchase

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Bottom line

This is a great deal for New Yorkers looking to experience all that Nashville has to offer. For $358 you can get there and back in luxury, with ample baggage included.

The availability of this deal from November to February is also great because it will be cooler than the summer months, and crowds will be more sparse.

Book within the next day or two to make sure you can get this great first-class rate.

Read more: Kitschy, country and worth the hype: My stay at the Dolly Parton-themed Graduate Nashville

Featured photo by Nina Dietzel/Getty Images.

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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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Why We Chose It

The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

Pros

  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
  • Up to $300 in annual travel statement credits toward bookings make through Capital One Travel.
  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

Cons

  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,300+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and the Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023