Won’t Last! $550 to Amsterdam, $275 to Belize, Round-Trip!

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Won’t Last! $550 to Amsterdam, $275 to Belize, Round-Trip!

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Looking for a spontaneous trip?

The Flight Deal reports you can fly from New York or Philadelphia to Amsterdam for ~$550 round-trip in coach or from several US cities to Belize for ~$275 round-trip in coach.

Unwind in Belize for ~$275 Round-Trip From Several US Cities, Including Charlotte, Miami, and St. Louis!

You can search for this fare using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book it on the airline websites.

These deals will NOT last!

How To Book It

Link:   ITA Matrix

Link:   Google Flights

Here’s how to use Google Flights or ITA Matrix to find sale dates.

I found these fares using ITA Matrix and was able to book them on the airlines websites.

New York or Philadelphia to Amsterdam on US Airways

You can fly US Airways from New York or Philadelphia to Amsterdam, for ~$550 round-trip.

Travel dates are from September 2015 to December 2016 or late March 2016 to early May 2016.  I found lots of seats in October!

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Take an Early Fall Trip to Amsterdam for Just $550 Round-Trip!

From the US, you must depart Sunday through Thursday.

And to the US, you must depart Monday through Thursday.

There’s a 28-day advance purchase requirement on US Airways.

This fare is also available from other cities for $100 to $150 more, including:

  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami

And it may be available from your city!  So if you’re interested, be sure to check!

Don’t forget, Citi Prestige cardholders can use Citi ThankYou points to purchase tickets at a rate of 1.6 cents per point on American Airlines and US Airways.  Or 1.33 cents per point on other airlines.  So check if this same deal is available in the Citi Travel portal!

Several US Cities to Belize on United Airlines

United Airlines has flights to Belize for ~$275 round-trip in coach.

You can fly from:

  • Charlotte
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Miami
  • St. Louis

Lots of travel dates are available from October 15, 2015 to early March 2016.

All of these fares connect through Houston.

There’s a 3-day advance purchase requirement on United Airlines.

What If You’re Not in 1 of These Cities?

Southwest – If you need more Southwest points, Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Southwest.  Plus, if you have the Southwest Companion Pass, a friend can fly with you for (almost) free!

British Airways – If you’re a short flight away from 1 of the sale cities, you can save miles by using British Airways Avios points to book an award flight on American Airlines or US Airways.   Chase Ultimate Rewards points , American Express Membership Rewards points, and Starwood Preferred Guest points transfer to British Airways.

Use the Right Credit Card!

Remember to use a card that will earn you bonus points on travel:

Card NameWhat It Earns
American Express® Gold Card
- 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

- 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
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- 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
Or pay with an airline credit card for specific perks!

Get Free Hotel Nights With These Cards

Link:   Hot Deals – Hotel Credit Cards

If you book a cheap flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending!

To find hotels that can be booked with points, I use Hotel Hustle (which even 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.

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Remember You Can Transfer Points From Bank and Airline Programs to Hotels, Including Hilton

Check out my posts on all the ways to earn Hilton and Hyatt points!

Note:  Folks who want to book paid stays could 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!).

And Airbnb is a great way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays.  Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price!

Bottom Line

Fares from New York and Philadelphia to Amsterdam on US Airways start at ~$550 for lots of travel dates this fall and next spring.  If you can find dates that work for you, this is a great deal!

And on United Airlines, you can fly from many US cities to Belize from ~$275 round-trip in coach.  And lots of dates are available from October 15, 2015 to early March 2016!

These are 2 very different destinations!  Let me know if you plan to visit!

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