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Deal alert: Fly to Portugal for $368 round-trip

June 27, 2022
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Traveling to Europe can be expensive, but flying a carrier like TAP Air Portugal makes it more attainable, thanks to round-trip flights starting at $368 for travel this fall and winter.

Act fast because this deal isn’t projected to last for more than a day or two.

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Deal basics

Airline: Tap Air Portugal.
Routes: New York City, Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., to Lisbon.
How to book: Search Google Flights then book directly with the airline.
Travel dates: This varies based on the originating airport. The best time for New York City-area flights is January to March. Washington, D.C.'s most optimal prices have a longer season, from September to November and January to March. San Francisco prices dip from November to May.
Book by: ASAP. These deals aren’t projected to last more than one to two days.

(Photo by Matteo Colombo/Getty Images)

Sample flights

Figuring out how to get the best deal may be tricky, so we’re rounding up the best travel dates with the cheapest flights.

The best flights in this deal depart from:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), starting at $368.
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD), starting at $368.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), starting at $380.

You have ample options from both EWR and JFK airports in New York City. The Google Flights calendar allows you to view which dates have the lowest prices. Select your travel dates on the calendar once you have decided when you wish to travel.

(Screenshot from google.com)

All flight options for the travel criteria entered then pop up. Select the flight of your choice.

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(Screenshot from google.com)

Then you'll see the sites available to book through, and the cost of tickets through each of those sites. TAP Air Portugal's website is the most expensive option but may be worth the cost in case anything goes wrong.

(Screenshot from google.com)

For the sake of this story, we chose the Discount fare available from TAP. This option only includes a meal and carry-on luggage. It will cost an extra $95 each way to check a bag and $45 each way to choose your seat, so if those things are important to you, you may want to consider other fare options to get the best deal for you.

To proceed, select your option and click "Book these flights now."

(Screenshot from flytap.com)

Related: Deal alert: Late summer and fall trips to Puerto Rico for $250 or less

For those flying from San Francisco, note that routes are limited to a few times a month, but the deal is available at least four times a month from March to May.

Maximize your purchase

Using The Platinum Card® from American Express will get you 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. You will get 3 points per dollar on airfare when using the Citi Premier® Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve. Getting a good deal and getting rewarded is a nice bonus that you can gain by having the right travel cards. When paying for other travel-related expenses, using the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card will get you 2 points per dollar spent.

Related: Maximize your airfare: The best credit cards for booking flights

Bottom line

We like the sound of ringing in the next season with a discounted trip to Portugal. Now may be the time to book if you agree. This deal won’t last long, and we don’t know when it will be back.

Featured photo by Sylvain Sonnet/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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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.

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  • 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