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Via The Flight Deal, you can fly round-trip in coach from spots like New York (JFK), Los Angeles, and San Francisco, to European cities like Dublin, Madrid, Paris, and Rome, from ~$293! On airlines including Delta and American Airlines!
Flights to Dublin are the cheapest. And it’s worth checking your city to see if it’s included!
I found a flight from Los Angeles to Dublin departing October 23, 2016, and returning October 30, 2016 for ~$382. And a flight leaving New York (JFK) on March 22, 2017, returning from Dublin March 29, 2017, for ~$294.
These fares are valid September 2016 through March 2017, excluding peak holiday times.
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
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
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. 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 get a full refund if you change your mind.
Note: You can cancel a Delta booking by midnight the day after you bought your ticket and get a full refund.
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.