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Play deal alert: Fly to various popular European destinations for as low as $99

Sept. 27, 2022
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If you have ever wanted to see Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris or London, now’s the time to go. Icelandic airline Play is offering fares to popular European destinations for as low as $99 in honor of World Tourism Day on Sept. 27.

Through this deal, you can fly from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) or New York Stewart International Airport (SWF) in New Windsor, New York, to various European cities. Play has direct flights to Reykjavik's Keflavik Airport (KEF), as well as flights to other European cities with a layover.

The deal applies to flights from Oct. 1 through Dec. 10, but act fast as prices are surely subject to change and seats on flights for this deal are first come, first served.

Paris is one of the European cities passengers can fly to at a discount with this Play deal. JOEL SAGET/GETTY IMAGES

Deal basics

Airlines: Play.
Routes: Fly to Dublin, Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin, and the English destinations of Stansted, Liverpool or London with a layover in Reykjavik from Baltimore, Boston or New Windsor, New York; flights to Reykjavik from Boston, Baltimore or New York are direct.
How to book: Directly through Play’s website.
Travel dates: Oct. 1 through Dec. 10; dates vary by destination.
Book by: ASAP.

Sample flights

This deal is not advertised prominently on Play’s website. To find discounts, you have to select your destination and see what the fares are from October through December.

For example, the calendar for a flight from New York Stewart International Airport (SWF) in New Windsor, New York, to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) shows a wide range of prices from October through December.

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Fares from New York to Paris can start as low as $100 and go as high as $234. Of the travel dates listed in this deal, flights Dec.1-8 have the cheapest fares, starting at $100.

Fares for trips returning from Paris to New York are slightly higher, at $164. The flights include a layover in Reykjavik that lasts for approximately one hour.

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A round-trip flight from New York to Paris from Dec. 1 to Dec. 5 costs around $290. However, Play tacks on additional fees for carry-ons and checked-in luggage.

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The cost to bring one carry-on is $57. The fee for a checked bag is $86. Play charges these fees for trips between New York and Paris.

So, if you were to check a bag and bring a carry-on for a round-trip, it would add an extra $286 to your fare, increasing the total price to around $577.

Seat selection is also not included in the discounted fare. Prices for seats can range from $5.16 for seats at the back of the plane to $41.28 for seats toward the front.

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Bottom line

You can find fares as low as $99 with this deal. However, keep in mind that there are extra charges for carry-ons, luggage and seats, all of which can significantly increase the price.

Despite the additional fees, the deal still offers relatively low fares to many popular tourist spots in Europe. You could still end up spending less on a trip to Europe with this Play deal compared to other airlines.

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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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  • 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
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  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
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  • 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