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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
Greece is one of Europe’s most popular destinations, but flying there from the US is typically more expensive than other places in Europe. Today, however, airlines are offering discounted fares from just $504 round-trip from several US cities. Flights are generally available from September through November 2017, but exact availability depends on your departure city. Search for your desired itinerary on Google Flights, and then in some cases you can book directly with the Lufthansa through the Flights interface.
Airline: Lufthansa, Swiss, United
Routes: MIA/LAX/BOS/JFK/ORD to ATH
Cost: $504+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2017 – November 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Miami (MIA) to Athens (ATH) for $504 round-trip on Swiss/United:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Athens (ATH) for $553 round-trip on Lufthansa/Swiss:
Boston (BOS) to Athens (ATH) for $576 round-trip on Swiss:
New York (JFK) to Athens (ATH) for $589 round-trip on Swiss:
Chicago (ORD) to Athens (ATH) for $593 round-trip on Lufthansa/Swiss:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
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H/T: The Flight Deal
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