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Via The Flight Deal, you can fly round-trip from several US cities to Europe for ~$480+.
There are sales from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Newark.
For example, I found flights from Chicago to Vienna on Austrian Airlines for $480 departing on October 25, 2016, and returning on November 1, 2016.
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
You can currently find many cheap round-trip flights to Europe like:
- ~$480+ Chicago and Newark to Vienna on Austrian Airlines
- ~$482+ New York and Newark to Warsaw on Air Canada
- ~$497+ Boston and Chicago to Berlin on United Airlines
- ~$580+ Newark to Munich or Hamburg on United Airlines
- ~$635+ Los Angeles to Paris on United Airlines
Travel dates vary depending on the destination. But I found many dates available from August to December 2016. You could pick 1 destination and explore the rest of Europe with cheap flights from budget airlines.
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!
United Airlines Tips
Note: You can cancel a United Airlines booking 24 hours after you book to 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.