Big Sale to Europe! Flights From TONS of US Cities Starting at ~$396 Round-Trip

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Big Sale to Europe! Flights From TONS of US Cities Starting at ~$396 Round-Trip

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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.

Big Sale To Europe Flights From TONS Of US Cities Starting At 396 Round Trip
Head to Europe at a Big Discount From LOTS of US Cities Through March 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:

  • Amsterdam
  • Milan
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Venice

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 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 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.

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
American Express® Gold Card
- 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

- Terms apply
SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
- 3% cash back on airfare purchased directly from airlines on the first $50,000 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
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 on the first $50,000 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
Or pay with a hotel credit card for specific perks!

Bottom Line

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!

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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.
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises 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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