Round-Trip Sales! Miami – Europe $322, New York – New Orleans $153, Chicago – San Diego $80

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Need a getaway this holiday season or a mid-winter warm-up?

Via The Flight Deal, folks in Miami can fly non-stop to Brussels, Belgium, on Jetairfly for ~$322 round-trip in coach!

And here at home, United Airlines has cheap fares between New York and New Orleans for ~$153 round-trip, or between Chicago and San Diego for only ~$80 round-trip!

Round Trip Sales Miami Europe 322 New York New Orleans 153 Chicago San Diego 80

Folks in Chicago Who Want a Break From Winter Can Buy a Ticket to Sunny San Diego for Only ~$80 Round-Trip!

You can search for these fares using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book on the United Airlines or Jetairfly websites.

These deals will go fast, and availability is limited!

How to Book It

Link:   ITA Matrix

Link:   Google Flights

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

If you book a ticket with an online travel agency like Orbitz or Expedia, you may be eligible for a refund within a short time of booking your ticket.  Check out my post on cancellation policies for airlines and online travel agencies for more details!

Jetairfly Miami to Brussels

The Flight Deal reports cheap direct flights on Jetairfly from Miami to Brussels for 300 Euros (~$322) round-trip in coach.

To find this fare, search directly on the Jetairfly website.

I was able to find round-trip flights in December for ~$322 round-trip!

Round Trip Sales Miami Europe 322 New York New Orleans 153 Chicago San Diego 80

A Round-Trip Coach Flight to Europe Under $400 Is a Steal!

Flights to Europe under $400 are an outstanding deal!  And remember, Brussels is a short train ride away from other European capitals, like Paris, Amsterdam, or Berlin.  Read my post about how to get Big Travel with Small Money in Europe!

Travel on this fare is only available until mid-December.

Note:   You’ll pay for this fare in Euros, so be sure to use a credit card with NO foreign transaction fees, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Citi ThankYou Premier.

United Airlines Flight Deals

Folks who have the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer card get a free checked bag.  But you have to use the card to pay for your ticket!

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

Between New York and New Orleans

With United Airlines, you can fly between New York and New Orleans until early March 2016 for ~$153 round-trip.

There’s a 7-day advance purchase requirement, and blackout dates around the holidays.  But I was able to find lots of seats for sale!

Round Trip Sales Miami Europe 322 New York New Orleans 153 Chicago San Diego 80

Head to New Orleans From New York for ~$153 Round-Trip

This is a great opportunity to visit another city for under ~$200!  And New Orleans is warmer than New York in the winter!

Between Chicago and San Diego

United Airlines also has cheap direct tickets between Chicago and San Diego for only ~$80 round-trip.  That’s a terrific deal!

Availability on this route is very limited.  Travel from late January to early February 2016 on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday, and be sure to buy your ticket at least 21 days in advance.

Round Trip Sales Miami Europe 322 New York New Orleans 153 Chicago San Diego 80

Escape the Chicago Cold and Fly to San Diego This Winter for Just ~$80 Round-Trip

It sounds like a lot of conditions to meet, but I was able to easily find lots of seats still left.

This is perfect – and cheap – for folks in Chicago to warm-up this winter!  Or for folks in San Diego to see first-hand why they call it the “Windy City!” 😉

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 an included city, you can save miles by using British Airways Avios points to book an award flight on American Airlines.

Chase Ultimate Rewards points , American Express Membership Rewards points, and Starwood Preferred Guest points transfer to British Airways.

Which Card to Use?

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
Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
InkBusinessPreferred
- Earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on the first $150,000 spent on travel, including airfare each 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’s my post on top Starwood hotels in the US to book with Starwood points!

To find hotels that can be booked with points, I like using 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.

Round Trip Sales Miami Europe 322 New York New Orleans 153 Chicago San Diego 80

Don’t Forget You Can Transfer Points From Bank and Airline Programs to Hotels Like Hilton

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).

Airbnb is a great way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays.  Read my tips on how to negotiate a better price on Airbnb, and how to find a good and safe place to rent on Airbnb.

Bottom Line

There are lots of cheap fares today!

If you’re near Miami, fly on Jetairfly non-stop to Brussels for only ~$322 round-trip in coach.  Travel until mid-December, and book directly on the Jetairfly website.

United Airlines has flights between New York and New Orleans for ~$153 round-trip.  Travel through early March 2016 and be sure to buy your ticket at least 7 days in advance.  There are blackout dates around the holidays.

Or, fly between Chicago and San Diego for ~$80 round-trip.  Availability on this route is very limited, and available for travel in late January to early February 2016.  Travel on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday, and buy your ticket 21 days in advance.

Will you plan a winter trip with these fares?  Let me know if you do!

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