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There appears a ridiculous deal for flights across the US to Croatia. You can fly from most major airports, and likely smaller ones, to Zagreb, Croatia (ZAG), from just $239 round-trip. Flights to Croatia usually go for three or four times this much.
It’s quite possible this is an error fare because you can only find it when booking through the online travel agency (OTA), CheapOair. Because of this you should only start booking your accommodations well after you’ve been ticketed. Similar to other OTA’s like Expedia and Priceline, CheapOAir has a 24-hour cancellation policy of you need to cancel your trip and is one of the more reputable OTAs out there.
Once you’re booked, check out Get Your Guide’s list of best activities in Croatia. Game of Thrones fanatics should check out this epic bus tour that hits Dubrovnik and other Croatian cities that have doubled as sets for the popular television show.
To search, head to CheapOair and enter your preferred origin city and Zagreb as your destination.
Airlines: British Airways, Iberia, American, Croatia Airlines
Routes: ORD/EWR/JFK/MIA/SFO/DFW/LAX/IAH/IAD/BWI/BNA/MSP/DTW/ATL and likely more to ZAG
Cost: $239+ round-trip
Travel Dates: November 2018 – April 2019
Pay With: Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel), Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Chicago (ORD) to Zagreb (ZAG) for $239 round-trip via CheapOair:
New York/Newark (JFK/EWR) to Zagreb (ZAG) for $248 round-trip via CheapOair:
Boston (BOS) to Zagreb (ZAG) for $287 round-trip via CheapOair:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Zagreb (ZAG) for $316 round-trip via CheapOair:
Miami (MIA) to Zagreb (ZAG) for $331 round-trip via CheapOair:
San Francisco (SFO) to Zagreb (ZAG) for $368 round-trip via CheapOair:
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