Signing up for credit cards through partner links earns us a commission. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.
Update: One or more card offers in this post are no longer available. Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.
Via Secret Flying, you can fly from lots of US cities to Europe in coach starting at only ~$396 round-trip!
For example, I found a number of flights from Chicago to Paris in March 2018 for $441 round-trip in coach. This fare is valid for travel through mid-May 2018.
Here are the details. And how to search for deals from your city!
How to Book It
Link: ITA Matrix
Link: Google Flights
Link: Secret Flying
American Airlines is having a big sale to many European cities from nearly everywhere in the US, with some flights under $400! Check the price for flights from your local airports to:
For example, I found coach flights from Minneapolis to Milan for ~$465 round-trip, from Cleveland to Paris for ~$441 round-trip, and from Tampa to Amsterdam for ~$404 round-trip.
You can check Secret Flying 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 American Airlines website, or through a site like Orbitz, Priceline, etc.
If you book a ticket with an online travel agency like Orbitz, Expedia, 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 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. 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.
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.
Use a Credit Card That Earns Bonus Miles & Points
These cards earn bonus miles or points for paid airfare:[table “233” not found /]
And if you book a hotel, don’t forget to use one of these cards:[table “234” not found /]
American Airlines is selling extra cheap fares to several European cities! And the best part is that it’s a nationwide sale, so your local airport is probably participating!
You can fly to Amsterdam, Milan, Paris, Rome, and Venice starting at just ~$396 round-trip.
Let me know if you scoop one up!