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If you’ve ever wanted to visit historic Athens, Greece, you can get an excellent deal today!
Via The Flight Deal, you can fly from Boston, Chicago, or Washington, DC, to Athens, Greece, for ~$601 round-trip in coach on SWISS.
This is a great price for round-trip tickets to Europe, so book soon if you want to visit!
How To Get In on the Deal!
Link: ITA Matrix
Link: Google Flights
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!
Fly to Greece This Winter or Spring!
Explore the Parthenon, the Acropolis, and all the historic temples of Greek mythology – and get a great deal to visit!
I found flights from Washington, DC, to Athens, Greece, in February for ~$601!
These fares are valid for departure through April, and nearly every day is available! Just be sure to purchase your ticket 3 days in advance.
You can credit your flights to United Airlines, or several other partner airlines, to earn miles if you don’t want to collect miles on SWISS!
What If You’re Not in an Included City?
You can get to Boston, Chicago, or Washington, DC, for less with British Airways Avios points.
British Airways Avios points are great for short-haul flights. It only costs 4,500 British Airways Avios points 1-way in coach for flights less than 650 miles (until February 2, 2016), and 7,500 British Airways Avios points for flights up to 1,149 miles.
Or if you have the Southwest Companion Pass, you could fly to these cities very cheaply. That’s because with the Companion Pass, your companion flies with you for almost free on both paid AND award tickets.
Or, you could try to find a cheap paid ticket from your home airport to 1 of the sale cities. But always run the numbers 1st to see if it’s worth it!
Pay With the Right Card!
Remember to use a card that will earn you bonus points:
- Premier Rewards Gold Card From American Express – 3X American Express Membership Rewards points when booking directly with airlines
- The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN – 3X American Express Membership Rewards points for booking directly with airlines when you choose this as your 3X category (otherwise 2X points)
- Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard – 2.1% back
when you redeem for $100+ travel purchases
- Chase Sapphire Preferred – 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel
- Citi Prestige – 3X Citi ThankYou points on airfare
- Citi ThankYou Premier – 3X Citi ThankYou points on travel
Get Free Hotel Nights With These Cards
If you book a sale flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending.
Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.
Note: If you prefer to book paid stays, 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 another terrific way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays. Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price, and how to find a safe and comfortable Airbnb.
Fly to Athens, Greece, on SWISS for ~$601 round-trip in coach! Get the deal when you depart through April from Boston, Chicago, and Washington, DC. And be sure to purchase your ticket 3 days in advance!
This is a great price to Europe, and the fare is available nearly every day this winter and spring. If you want to visit Greece, this is a great excuse to go!
Let me know if you plan a trip!