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Cheap Flights Galore! I’ll Show You How to Quickly Find the Best Sales to Europe and Beyond

Cheap Flights Galore! I’ll Show You How to Quickly Find the Best Sales to Europe and Beyond

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Heads up y’all!  Million Mile Secrets team member Scott has found LOTS of cheap flights from the US to Europe.  So check Google Flights for deals on airlines like American Airlines, Norwegian Air, and WOW Air for great deals!

For example, you can fly to London from New York City, departing January 20, 2018, and returning January 30, 2018, for ~$472 round-trip!

Cheap Flights Galore Ill Show You How To Quickly Find The Best Sales To Europe And Beyond
Fancy a Trip Across the Pond? Check to See If You Can Find a Cheap Flight, Because There Are Sales Happening Right Now!

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

How to Book It

Link:   ITA Matrix

Link:   Google Flights

Several airlines are having amazing sales to Europe at the moment.  So if you’ve been waiting for cheap transatlantic flights, now is the time to search!

I’m seeing lots of participating cities in the US and Europe.  For example, I see plenty of cheap flights on Norwegian Air, like from Los Angeles to Rome for ~$380 round-trip in coach.

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Under $400 to Europe? I’ll Take It!

Or you can fly to Paris from Los Angeles for ~$390 round-trip in coach.

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Now’s Your Chance to Visit the City of Lights for Less!

Don’t spend the winter in frigid Chicago!  Spend it in frigid Oslo instead, with a ~$353 round-trip flight in coach.

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WOW Air is offering round-trip coach flights to Berlin for under $300!

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You Can Fly WOW Air From Chicago to Berlin for ~$300!

Note:   These are low-cost airlines, so you’ll have to pay extra for things like seat selection, carry-on baggage, etc.

Even if you don’t find a cheap route to your desired city, you can still buy a cheap ticket to get to Europe, and hop to your favorite city with European budget airlines.

There are also cheap flights to non-European destinations, like Hawaii!  American Airlines is selling round-trip coach flights for ~$372.

Cheap Flights Galore Ill Show You How To Quickly Find The Best Sales To Europe And Beyond
Say Aloha This Winter With Fare Sales From Certain US Cities to Hawaii!

The fastest way to find these flights is by using Google Flights.  You can 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, Expedia, etc.

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

You’ll get the first bag checked free for yourself and up to 8 travel companions with the Citi Executive AAdvantage MasterCard.  You do NOT have to use the card to pay for your ticket!

Folks with the  Citi® Platinum Select® AAdvantage® World MasterCard® or the  Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard can get their first bag checked free for themselves and up to 4 traveling companions.  But 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.

Nowegian Air Tips

Remember, Norwegian Air charges fees for extras, like checked bags and seat reservations.  So you’ll get the best deal if you can pack light.

Save up to ~20% on Your Flight

You can take advantage of currency conversion rates to save even more on Norwegian Air tickets.  Even flights that are already on sale!

Read how to save up to 20% on Norwegian Air flights with an easy trick.

WOW Air Tips

Link:   WOW Air

Link:   My Review of WOW Air

I’ve written about WOW Air, a budget airline based in Iceland.  They’re a great option for no-frills flights, with good service and clean planes.

Remember, WOW Air charges fees for seat selection, large carry-on bags, and checked bags.  You’ll get the best deal if you can pack light.

And here’s my trip report from my visit to Iceland.  I learned Icelanders are some of the kindest folks in the world!

Folks with the Southwest Companion Pass 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.

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!

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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®
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  • 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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