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I found flights from Boston to Dublin, Ireland, for ~$461 in November 2016.
This fare is valid for travel September 2016 to June 2017 on American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, Air Canada, Aer Lingus, and WOW Air. And possibly other airlines, so be sure to check if you’re interested!
Here are the details. And how to search from your city!
How to Book It
Link: ITA Matrix
Link: Google Flights
Link: The Flight Deal
Then book directly on the airline websites, or through an online travel agency like Orbitz, Expedia, or Priceline. If you book through one of these sites, 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
Folks with the Citi Prestige can use Citi ThankYou points to purchase tickets at a rate of 1.6 cents per point on American Airlines and codeshare partners through July 23, 2017. Check the Citi Travel Portal to see if the same fares are available!
Note: You can hold a reservation on American Airlines for up to 24 hours and cancel without penalty if you change your mind.
Delta and United Airlines Tips
You can cancel a Delta booking by midnight the day after you bought your ticket and get a full refund.
And, you can cancel a United Airlines booking 24 hours after you book to get a full refund.
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, in case you want to stop in Iceland on your way to or from Dublin!
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
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