Won’t Last! $461+ Round-Trip to Europe From 4 Cities

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Won’t Last! $461+ Round-Trip to Europe From 4 Cities

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Via The Flight Deal, you can fly round-trip in coach from Washington, DC, Chicago, and Boston, to Athens for ~$533.  And from Newark to Amsterdam from ~$461 or Munich or Hamburg from $489. And from Washington, DC, to Paris for ~$493.

I found a flight departing Washington, DC, on October 30, 2016, and returning from Paris on November 6, 2016, for ~$493.  And a flight from Chicago to Athens leaving September 29, 2016, and coming back October 8, 2016, for ~$557.

Wont Last 461 Round Trip To Europe From 4 Cities
Fly Round-Trip From Washington, DC, Chicago, or Boston, to Athens, Greece, to See the Acropolis for Only ~$553!

These fares are valid for travel from September 2016 through mid-December 2016, on Delta or United Airlines.  And WOW Air also has low fares for similar dates.

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 Washington, DC, to Paris

Link:   The Flight Deal Boston, Chicago, Washington, DC, to Athens

Link:   The Flight Deal Newark to Amsterdam

You can check The Flight Deal’s posts for details on how to book.  Or see my posts for how to use Google Flights and ITA Matrix to find sale dates.

Then book directly with Delta or United Airlines, or through a site like Orbitz.

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!

Delta Tips

Folks with AMEX Delta SkyMiles cards can get 1 free checked bag for yourself and up to 8 traveling companions on the same reservation.

Note:  You can cancel a Delta booking by midnight the day after you bought your ticket and get a full refund.

United Airlines Tips

Don’t forget to use your Chase United Explorer card to pay for your tickets if you want your first bag checked for free.

The free bag applies to the cardholder and 1 traveling companion, but you have to travel together on the same reservation.

Note:  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.  So you’ll get the best deal if you can pack light.

Here’s my trip report from my visit to Iceland.  I learned Icelanders are some of the kindest folks in the world!

Save Money on Your Hotel Stay

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 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
The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3X category (otherwise earn 2X points)

- Here's my review of the card

- Terms apply
Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
- 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

- Here's my review of the card

- 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
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card
- Earn 3X ThankYou points for travel, including airfare

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
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card
- Earn 3X ThankYou points for travel, including hotels

- Here's my review of the card
Or pay with a hotel credit card for specific perks!

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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®
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  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
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  • 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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