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Sizzling Hot! Many US Cities to Europe ~$300 to ~$400 Round-Trip!

Sizzling Hot!  Many US Cities to Europe ~$300 to ~$400 Round-Trip!

Million Mile SecretsSizzling Hot!  Many US Cities to Europe ~$300 to ~$400 Round-Trip!Million Mile Secrets Team

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If you’ve been considering a European vacation, today is the day to book!

Via The Flight Deal, you can fly from many US cities to destinations like London, Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Madrid, Milan, Rome, and more for ~$400 round-trip in coach on airlines like American Airlines and Delta.

And Frequent Miler reports even cheaper fares from the West Coast in the low $300 range!  Plus, if you’re an AARP member or have the Chase British Airways Visa Signature® Card, and can find flights on British Airways, you could save even more.

Travel dates vary, but some include spring and summer 2017 travel.  These are terrific deals for peak season to Europe!

Fare Sale US To Europe
Dreaming of a European Trip? Fly to Many Cities in Europe for ~$300 to ~$400 Round-Trip, Even for Spring and Summer Travel

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 Flight Deal and Frequent Miler 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 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!

I found round-trip coach flights between Boston and Stockholm from June 5, 2017, to June 13, 2017, for ~$371 on SWISS.

Fare Sale US To Europe
Fly to Stockholm in June 2017 for ~$371 Round-Trip From Boston on SWISS

Or New York and Paris from May 11, 2017, to May 18, 2017, for ~$398 on British Airways (Open Skies).

Lots of cities are included!  So use Google Flights or ITA Matrix to play with dates and destinations from your home airport to see if you can find a cheap fare!

Sweeten the Deal

If you’re an AARP member (anyone can join), you can save $65 on round-trip, trans-Atlantic British Airways flights (including Open Skies).  You’ll have to book through the British Airways AARP website to get the discount.

And Chase British Airways cardholders save 10% off British Airways flights when they use promotion code “CARDOFFERU” and book through British Airways.  And you can stack this deal with the AARP discount to save even more.

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

- Terms apply
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

- Terms apply
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

- Terms apply
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

- Terms apply
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 Reserve℠
- Earn 3 miles per $1 on travel and dining

- $300 statement credit for travel purchases per calendar year (including hotels, airfare, etc.)

- 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

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

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

- Terms apply
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 Reserve℠
- Earn 3 miles per $1 on travel and dining

- $300 statement credit for travel purchases per calendar year (including hotels, airfare, etc.)

- 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
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!

Bottom Line

There are  excellent sale fares to Europe today from lots of US cities.  To many popular European destinations!  Use Google Flights or ITA Matrix to find the best deals.

Check for fares from your home airport to see if it’s included.  And don’t forget to take advantage of AARP and Chase British Airways cardholder discounts if you find flights on British Airways!

Happy fare hunting!  Let me know what you find!

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® named a 'Best Travel Credit Card' by MONEY® Magazine, 2016-2017
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel.
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards

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How do you stack the AARP deal and the BA chase deal when you have to use two separate websites? Can you go through the aarp site and use the chase code?

Are any of these great fares upgradeable with miles?