Europe on Sale! ~$600 Round-Trip, Even From the West Coast!

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United Airlines has great deals on flights to Barcelona, Dublin, Helsinki, and Madrid!

The Flight Deal reports you can fly from many cities in the US to Barcelona, Helsinki, and Madrid for ~$600 round-trip in coach.  Or you can fly to Dublin for ~$520!

Europe On Sale 600 Round Trip Even From The West Coast

Visit Europe for ~$600 Round-Trip! Many Cities on the West Coast Are Included in This Deal!

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the airline websites.

This deal will NOT last!

How To Book It

Link:   ITA Matrix

Link:   Google Flights

Here’s how to use Google Flights or ITA Matrix to find sale dates.

I found these fares using ITA Matrix and was able to book them on the airline website.

Note:  You can cancel a United Airlines reservation within 24 hours of booking and get a full refund.

Remember, folks who have the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card get 2X United Airlines miles per $1 spent on United Airlines!

What’s the Deal?

You can fly United Airlines to cities in Europe for ~$600 round-trip including:

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Madrid, Spain

And flights to Dublin from select cities are ~$520 round-trip in coach!

Your trip must begin by March 17, 2016.  I found lots of open dates!

Europe On Sale 600 Round Trip Even From The West Coast

A Round-Trip Flight to Madrid for ~$600 From the West Coast Is an Amazing Deal!

You can depart from a long list of cities including:

  • Austin (fare NOT available to Dublin)
  • Dallas
  • Honolulu
  • Kansas City
  • Las Vegas (fare NOT available to Dublin)
  • Los Angeles (fare NOT available to Dublin)
  • Phoenix
  • Portland (fare NOT available to Dublin)
  • Sacramento (fare only available to Barcelona and Madrid)
  • Seattle (fare NOT available to Dublin)
  • And many more!

If you don’t find your city on the list, it’s worth checking anyway because this fare is very widely spread!

Note:   These fares do NOT seem to be available from Delta or United Airlines hub cities like Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis, or San Francisco.

There’s a 14-day advance ticket purchase requirement.

What If You’re Not in 1 of These Cities?

Southwest – If you need more Southwest points, Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Southwest.  Plus, if you have the Southwest Companion Pass, a friend can fly with you for (almost) free!

British Airways – If you’re a short flight away from 1 of the sale cities, you can save miles by using British Airways Avios points to book an award flight on American Airlines or US AirwaysChase Ultimate Rewards pointsAmerican Express Membership Rewards points, and Starwood Preferred Guest points transfer to British Airways.

Use the Right Credit Card!

Remember to use a card that will earn you bonus points:

Card NameWhat It Earns
The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3X category (otherwise earn 2X points)

- Here's my review of the card

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points for airfare purchased directly from airlines

- $100 Airline fee credit. Up to $100 a year for incidental fees with your selected airline

- Here's my review of the card
SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
- 3% cash back on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3% cash back category

- Here's my review of the card
The Platinum Card® from American Express- Earn 5X American Express Membership Rewards points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel

- $200 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $200 a year in baggage fees and more at 1 airline

- Here's my review of the card
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®

- Earn 2 miles per $1 on all purchases

- Use miles for travel statement credits (minimum 10,000 miles for $100)

- Here's my review of the card
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Earn 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel, including airfare

- Here's my review of the card
Citi Prestige® Card - Earn 3X ThankYou points for airfare & hotels

- $250 statement credit for airfare & baggage fees each calendar year

- Here's my review of the card
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card- Earn 3X ThankYou points for travel, including airfare

- Here's my review of the card
Or pay with an airline credit card for specific perks!

Get Free Hotel Nights With These Cards

Link:   Hot Deals – Hotel Credit Cards


If you book a cheap flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending!

Here are some of my favorite Starwood hotels in Europe for ideas on where to stay.

Folks with Hilton points or weekend nights to use from the Citi Hilton Reserve card might consider some of these top European Hilton hotels!

To find hotels that can be booked with points, I use Hotel Hustle (which even shows you if rooms are actually available!) or AwardMapper.

Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.

Europe On Sale 600 Round Trip Even From The West Coast

Remember You Can Transfer Points From Bank and Airline Programs to Hotels

Check out my posts on all the ways to earn Hilton and Hyatt points!

Note:  Folks who want to book paid stays could check out discount sites like Orbitz, Expedia, or TravelPony for deals.  But remember you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized!).

And Airbnb is a great way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays.  Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price!

Bottom Line

Fares to Barcelona, Dublin, Helsinki, and Madrid are around ~$600 and fares to Dublin are ~$520 for travel dates through March 17, 2016, on United Airlines.

You can fly from many US cities, but the fares does NOT seem to work from Delta or United Airlines hub cities.

This fare deal is more widely available than most, including many cities on the West Coast!  Let me know if you plan a trip!

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