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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.
Flights to Zürich, Switzerland from major US cities are on sale from $363 a pop. You can fly from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), San Fransisco (SFO), Houston (IAH), Miami (MIA), Denver (DEN), Washington DC (DCA) and San Jose (SJC) to Zürich on TAP or American Airlines (both in basic economy) with flights available from September 2019 through February 2020.
Make sure to check out our stories on 11 cheap things to do in the country as well as our ultimate guide to riding the country’s scenic train routes.
To search, 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 Expedia.
Airlines: TAP, American Airlines
Routes: JFK/BOS/SFO/IAH/DEN/DCA/SJC/MIA/PHL to ZRH
Cost: $363+ round-trip
Travel Dates: September 2019 – February 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance), 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 Zürich (ZRH) for $363 round-trip on TAP via Priceline:
Boston (BOS) to Zürich (ZRH) for $363 round-trip on TAP via Priceline:
San Fransisco (SFO) to Zürich (ZRH) for $370 round-trip on American Airlines:
Houston (IAH) to Zürich (ZRH) for $374 round-trip on American Airlines:
Denver (DEN) to Zürich (ZRH) for $374 round-trip on American Airlines:
Washington DC (DCA) to Zürich (ZRH) for $374 round-trip on American Airlines:
San Jose (SJC) to Zürich (ZRH) for $388 round-trip on American Airlines:
Philadelphia (PHL) to Zürich (ZRH) for $438 round-trip on American Airlines:
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 on plus trip delay insurance), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: Dollar Flight Club
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