Deal alert: Croatia in spring 2021 from $520 round trip
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There are less than five dozen countries in the world accepting U.S. travelers right now, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most international travel opportunities have been few and far between. But beautiful Croatia is still open to U.S. travelers, and these sale fares for spring 2021 are perfect for exploring on a budget.
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According to Google's records, these are some of the lowest prices you'll find, even during non-pandemic times.
We first heard about these deals through Scott's Cheap Flights.
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Airline: LOT, Lufthansa, United and more
Routes: JFK/ORD/EWR and more to DBV
Cost: from $520 round trip
Dates: April — June 2021
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline; starting Jan. 1, 2021 earn 5x points on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x 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.
Here are some examples of specific flights that are available:
New York (JFK) to Dubrovnik (DBV) for $520 round trip on LOT Polish Airlines in April/May via Gotogate:
Newark (EWR) to Dubrovnik (DBV) for $568 round trip on United/Lufthansa in May via Gotogate:
Chicago (ORD) to Dubrovnik (DBV) for $553 round trip nonstop in April on LOT via Gotogate:
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 airfare booked directly with the airline); starting Jan. 1, 2021 earn 5x points on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel). Check out this guide for more on maximizing airfare purchases.