The incredible $400 Europe sale (and even lower) has been going way longer than I had thought it would! But, it is starting to fade. Several reservations show up around the $400 mark and then jump to $1,200 and even more at the end before payment.
The $400 Europe Sale is Fading!
Finding Cheap Fares Remaining
If you are still on the fence, just book now! You have 24 hours to cancel it if you need to with no penalty. If you are unable to book it on the airlines’ websites, try sites like Orbitz and Expedia. If they do no longer have it, give some of the lesser known ones like Justfly.com (I’ve used them before with good success) or use Momondo. Many times, these sites will still have some fares lingering in the systems and you can grab them.
Using Miles and Points
These prices are definitely in flux. I have had some reservations drop during my selection with others jumping triple the cost. So, book now! Remember, if you are finding any Delta deals, consider using your miles as Pay with Miles (must have a Delta Amex card) to fly to Europe for less than the regular 60,000 miles (it is 1 cent per mile) – so like 40,000 miles and no taxes! Also, consider using Citi ThankYou points if you have the Prestige card (1.6 cents per point). Another great option is Ultimate Reward points if you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve – 1.5 cents per point.
Here is a portion of yesterday’s post.
Searching and Booking
Definitely check your departure city because I am seeing these incredible $400 sale prices from airports as small as Toledo, OH (which only serves Chicago via American Airlines) to major cities around Europe.
This sale is also not restricted to single airlines either. I have searched multiple combinations that end up using a few airlines to get tot the smaller cities in Europe. It is literally wide open.
To make it even better, this incredible $400 sale to Europe now even is bookable into October 2017 – pretty much the end of the schedule! There are fewer cities available then but to still be able to get these prices that far away is incredible indeed!
Finding the Prices
To start, I use Google Flights. Enter your departure city and type Europe for your destination to see what cities might be available from your origination.
You can select the calendar (when you pick your cities) and it will populate with the prices for the various dates.
After you find it, you can either book it through the airline or go through something like Orbitz or Expedia.