Amazing Deals to Europe for ~$400+ and Coast to Coast for $216+!

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Via SecretFlying and Mommy Points, you can fly coach round-trip from a number of big (and small!) US cities like Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York, to cities in Europe, like Madrid, London, and Paris, for only ~$400+! 

And via The Points Guy, you can fly round-trip from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles and San Francisco for only ~$216+!

These deals are good for flights on airlines like Delta, American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue, Virgin America, and more!

I found flights from Seattle to Madrid for ~$406 leaving February 3, 2017, and returning February 11, 2017.

And a flight leaving New York (JFK) on January 14, 2017, and returning from San Francisco on January 21, 2017, for ~$267!

There are cheap fares available on various routes through May 2017.

Cheap Fares

Fly From the US to Madrid for Only ~$400!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

How to Book It

Link:   ITA Matrix

Link:   Google Flights

You can check The Points Guy, Mommy Points, or SecretFlying, for how to book.  Or see my posts for how to use Google Flights and ITA Matrix to find sale dates.

Then book directly on the airline website, like Delta or Virgin America, or through a site like Orbitz.

If you book a ticket with an online travel agency like OrbitzExpedia, or Priceline 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!

American Airlines Tips

Folks with the Citi Prestige can use Citi ThankYou points to purchase tickets at a rate of 1.6 cents per point on American Airlines (and partners) through July 23, 2017.  (New cardholders aren’t eligible).  Check the Citi Travel Portal to see if the same fares are available!

And on domestic itineraries, you’ll get the first bag checked free for yourself and up to 8 travel companions with the Citi Executive AAdvantage MasterCard or Barclays Aviator Silver card (not available for new sign-ups).  You do NOT have to use the card to pay for your ticket!

Folks with the  Citi® Platinum Select® AAdvantage® World MasterCard® can get their first bag checked free for themselves and up to 4 traveling companions.  Also, only on domestic itineraries.

Note: You can hold a reservation on American Airlines for up to 24 hours and cancel without penalty if you change your mind.

Delta Tips

Folks with AMEX Delta SkyMiles cards can get 1 free checked bag for yourself and up to 8 traveling companions on the same reservation.

Note:  You can cancel a Delta booking by midnight the day after you bought your ticket and get a full refund.

JetBlue Tips

Folks with the JetBlue Plus Card from Barclaycard or JetBlue Business Card from Barclaycard get a free first checked bag for the cardholder and up to 3 companions on the same reservation when you use your card to pay for your ticket.

Keep in mind you have 24 hours to cancel a reservation if the flight is at least 7 days away.  So, you can take advantage of these extremely cheap fares and finalize plans later.

United Airlines Tips

Don’t forget to use your Chase United Explorer card to pay for your tickets if you want your first bag checked for free.

The free bag applies to the cardholder and 1 traveling companion, but you have to travel together on the same reservation.

Note:  You can cancel a United Airlines booking 24 hours after you book to get a full refund.

Hotel Information

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.

Check out my favorite Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Starwood hotels in Europe!

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.  

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.

Use a Credit Card That Earns Bonus Miles & Points

These cards earn bonus miles or points for paid airfare:

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!

And if you book a hotel, don’t forget to use one of these cards:

Card NameWhat It Earns
SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
- 3% cash back on hotel rooms purchased directly from hotels when you choose this as your 3% cash back category

- 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 hotels

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

- Extend your trip with a complimentary 4th night stay at any hotel of your choice

- 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 & hotels each year

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

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

Let me know if you find a good deal!

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