The end of 2019 is upon us and that means many are looking forward to their travel plans for 2020. With US airline reward programs rapidly becoming unreliable for knowing how many miles it will cost to travel someplace, having cheap airfares is certainly something that works in our favor!
Of course, the cheapest of them will require you leaving your checked bag at home or paying to bring it along but it is totally possible to spend a week out of a carry-on so see if any of these deals work for you!
Europe on Sale with Under $300 Flights from New York City? Where Will You Go?!
Here are the 9 European cities with airfares under $300 for roundtrip travel. Each link will take you to a Google Flights page where you can play around with dates and lengths of stay (as well as airlines) to make sure you find what is best for you. Remember, this works flying from NYC airports!
- Athens, Greece for $298
- Madrid, Spain for $271
- Rome, Italy for $288
- Amsterdam, Netherlands for $293
- Paris, France for $275
- Barcelona, Spain for $281
- Geneva, Switzerland for $299
- Oslo, Norway for $292
- Dublin, Ireland for $279
Most of these prices are good for the first few months of 2020. While some may scoff at visiting some places like this during winter months, you really just need to use your imagination a bit! These cities are beautiful no matter the time of year and off-season times are great times for cheap hotels, empty attractions, and a more genuine experience (since you will not be battling through crowds of other tourists). Plus, that heavy jacket you bring is a great place to put more luggage in if it has big pockets. 😉
Use Bank Points for Cheaper Travel
If you have bank points (like Chase Ultimate Reward points), you can put together some very cheap point flights. For example, if you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve, you will get 1.5 cents per point when you book a flight through Chase. That means a $275 flight will only cost you a little over 18,000 points for a roundtrip ticket! That is quite a bit less than the airlines would charge you if you transferred those points to them!