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Via The Points Guy, you can fly round-trip in coach from a number of US cities, including Seattle, New York, Denver, and more, to Paris and Zurich from just ~$375+!
I found a flight leaving Chicago on February 16, 2018, and returning from Paris on February 23, 2018, for ~$404. And a flight from Seattle to Zurich, departing March 7, 2018, and returning March 15, 2018, for only ~$375!
These sale fares are valid for travel from November 2017 through August 2018, depending on the route. Major US airlines like United Airlines, Delta, and American Airlines are included.
Here are the details. And how to search for deals from your city!
How to Book It
Link: ITA Matrix
Link: Google Flights
Then book directly on the airline’s website or through a site like Orbitz.
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.