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INSIDER SECRET: When you pay for airfare with points, you can earn frequent flyer miles on your free flight.
If you’re interested in avoiding the crowds on your next European adventure, you’re in luck. Right now there are all sorts of cheap flights to Europe from the late summer into the fall. I found flights as cheap as $237 round-trip from New York to Madrid, but even flights from the Midwest and West Coast are available in the $300s and $400s.
Cheap Flights to Europe
Most of these flight are with Air Canada, Air France and KLM, but there are some deals with American Airlines, Air Europa and Norwegian Air. The vast majority of the cheapest prices listed below are for basic economy or “light” fares, so you’ll have to pay for things like checked bags or seat selection.
- Boston to Copenhagen for $324
- Chicago to Barcelona for $351
- Denver to Dublin for $448
- Houston to Brussels for $465
- Houston to Luxembourg for $459
- Las Vegas to Zurich for $378
- Los Angeles to Amsterdam for $315
- Los Angeles to Barcelona for $329
- Miami to Paris for $339
- New York to Barcelona for $243
- New York to Madrid for $238
- New York to Rome for $311
- San Diego to Zurich for $428
- San Francisco to London for $349
- San Francisco to Barcelona for $351
- Seattle to Munich for $429
- Washington DC to Zurich for $367
To find these deals for yourself check out our guide on how to find cheap flights with Google Flights.
If you happen to have the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, you can use your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to book travel through the Chase travel portal at a rate of 1.5 cents per point. At that rate, you’d only need 15,877 to 31,000 Chase points to pay for these round-trip flights. Those kind of points prices usually would be good deals for just a one-way flight.
You can also pay for travel at a rate of 1.5 cents per point with the U.S. Bank Altitude™ Reserve Visa Infinite® Card using US Bank’s Real-Time Rewards.
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