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Deal alert: $367 flights from US cities to Portugal

Aug. 30, 2022
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With many of the deals we spotlight, there is a somewhat limited travel window. This is why we're excited about this sweet new sale on fares to Portugal.

There is a wide range of availability for traveling to the popular European destination. Some flights to Lisbon and Porto from U.S. departure cities like New York, San Francisco and Washington are more than half off normal prices.

This deal is for basic economy fares, so you can expect to pay between $30 and $35 each way to check luggage. With most airlines, you'll get a free carry-on bag, so if you travel light, it could save you some money.

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The best availability for this deal is for travel from September through November, as well as from January through July 2023.

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Big thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for alerting us to this deal. Its Premium membership is available for $49 per year, while the Elite option is available for $199 per year. The latter offers access to deals on premium economy, business- and first-class tickets.

As always, if you're flexible with your travel plans, you'll typically find better prices.

Deal basics

Airlines: Iberia and Lufthansa.
Routes: Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington to Lisbon and Porto.
How to book: Search Google Flights and book directly with the airline.
Travel dates: September-November 2022; also January-July 2023.

Porto, Portugal. CARLOS CASTILLA/GETTY IMAGES

Related: 11 best hotels for a beach vacation in Portugal

Sample flights

Iberia has round-trip fares from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Porto Airport (OPO) in early January for $398.

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We found a lot of availability for this route at this price point, like this itinerary on Lufthansa in late October.

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Flights out of Boston bound for Portugal are also available at a discount. You can fly Iberia out of Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Porto in the fall for $398 round-trip. We saw lots of availability for this route between October and December.

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We also found this great deal on a flight from Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington to Porto in the spring for less than $400 round-trip. That's a significant discount from normal prices for this route.

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What about Lisbon deals, you ask? If you live in the Midwest, you can fly United out of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Lisbon's Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) in early February for $367 round-trip. With United's most restrictive fare, you get a free carry-on, but a checked bag will cost you $75 each way.

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United also has some great bargains from West Coast departure cities. We came across this round-trip ticket from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Lisbon in late January for only $367.

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Maximize your purchase

Pay for your trip with a credit card that earns extra points for travel, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5 points per dollar 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 Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3 points per dollar on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2 points per dollar on travel.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

From Lisbon's endless sunshine to Porto's legendary port wine and historic architecture, Portugal has much to offer visitors. Plan your itinerary now to pack in as much as you can.

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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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  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
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Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
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3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
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    For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

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  • Annual Fee

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  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

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    Excellent, Good

Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases