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Via The Flight Deal, you can fly to Europe from many US cities for extra cheap on American Airlines and Delta!
I found American Airlines flights from New York City to Barcelona for $488 round-trip in coach in early June. These prices are available between March and October 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: The Flight Deal
American Airlines has released some great fares to European cities, like Barcelona, Dublin, Rome, Zurich, and more!
For example, I found round-trip coach flights from Miami to Vienna for ~$495, New York to Vienna for ~$460, and Washington, DC, to Zurich for ~$458.
Participating US cities include:
- Los Angeles
- New York
- San Francisco
- San Jose
- Washington, DC
And there could be more! Check your local airport to see if there are any sales to these European cities.
Delta also currently has cheap flights from New York City to Barcelona, for travel in February 2018 and beyond. I found plenty of flights starting at ~$430 round-trip in coach!
Even if none of these cities are on your bucket list, these fares are an extra cheap way to get to Europe! And once you’re there, you can hop around on low-cost European airlines to get to where you really want to go.
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!
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.