Ooh la la – Paris for Valentine’s Day: $367 round trip and many more airfare deals

There are a number of cheap airfare deals available to Europe during the late summer, fall, and winter. I’m highlighting a few here, but more routes are on sale. Click any of the images to go to Google Flights and play with dates and cities.


New York to Paris

As reported by Secret Flying, TAP Portugal is offering fares from $358 round trip between New York City and Paris (Orly airport).

For a few bucks more, you could spend Valentine’s Day in the City of Lights:

TAP Portugal New York to Paris

While it’ll surely be chilly in February, there are plenty of indoor things to do in Paris. You could enjoy a glass of Champagne at Bar Le Dokhan, inside a Starwood-affiliated property (and with something like 60 Champagnes on offer):

Champagne Bar Paris 2

We stayed at Le Dokhan’s in 2015 while it was still a Radisson Blu property and did a Champagne tasting flight in the bar — it was a fun place to spend a couple of hours. This hotel is now a Starwood Tribute Portfolio hotel. At 12,000 Starpoints per night or 6,000 plus $110, it’s neither an amazing nor terrible value — flexible cash rates are often about $300 a night. The hotel has a very cozy feel and even has an original Picasso in the lobby — a fun little place with very friendly staff.


New York to Barcelona

TAP Portugal has some great business class fares from Europe to the US today, but they also have some solid economy class fares. For example, you could fly from New York to Barcelona from $348:

NYC-BCN 348

The image shows a 2-day trip, but if you click on it, the link will show you a 1-week trip for the same price.


Boston-Spain

If you’re looking for late summer, Air Europa is offering round trip nonstop flights from Boston to Madrid, Spain for $405 round trip:

Air Europa 405

If you’re looking to visit at the end of shoulder season, when crowds are smaller and hotels are often cheaper, TAP Portugal can get you there in late October for just $361 (or late November from $331) round trip. October weather in Madrid isn’t bad — with an average daily high of about 59 degrees Fahrenheit .

TAP BOS-MAD Oct

Barcelona stays about that same average temperature into December. TAP has Barcelona on sale from Boston from $330 at that time — with Iberia/BA, Delta, and Swiss all coming in under $415 if you don’t like the long stop in Lisbon:

BOS-BCN Nov-Dec


Philadelphia-Barcelona:

Philly based fliers are not left out — with prices between Philadelphia and Barcelona coming in at $443 in early November (average daily high is still in the 60’s in November):

PHL-BCN 443


Miami-Barcelona

Bienvenido a España, Miami! TAP Portugal has Miami to Barcelona from just $373 round trip.

MIA-BCN Oct-Nob 373


New York-Rome by way of Casablanca

If you’re looking for some ancient Rome with a stop in Casablanca on the way, Royal Air Maroc has flights from New York to Rome with a 23-hour stop in Casablanca for just $457 in October:

NYC-ROM

While certainly not the fastest way to Rome, it could be a fun stop en route. Be aware that you would be subject to the electronics ban on the way home.


Houston-Edinburgh

Secret Flying reports flights from Houston (and Atlanta, though I didn’t find availability) to Edinburgh from just $453, although I found dates from a few bucks cheaper — at $447 round trip:

HOU-EDI

 


New York-Liberia, Costa Rica

Finally, switching gears to a different part of the world, those based in New York who have read Greg’s review of the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo might want to take a look at fares to Liberia, Costa Rica. I’m seeing some dates in May and many in fall from around $346 round trip nonstop on JetBlue:

nyc-lir


Final Thoughts

Many of the European fares above are in fall and winter, when prices to Europe often decrease. The good news is that attractions also tend to be less crowded and weather can still be pleasant compared to the weather in the Northeastern US at that time. While the discount carriers occasionally put similar routes on sale for a bit less, keep in mind that with most legacy carriers, you will be able to choose a seat and check a bag for free. Best of luck booking your trip!

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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Comments

    • Not necessarily. We’ve seen a number of decent deals for summer travel. And as for award availability, it depends where you want to go. For example, if you want to go to Europe, Delta has a fair amount of saver award space in both business and economy from Atlanta or NY to London. Some from Boston as well. Limited dates with saver space to Paris, but it’s there — and I think I saw more saver space on FlyingBlue. Not sure if there are any of this summer Flying Blue Promo awards left — but it was 48K or so Boston-Europe in business class if you can find the space — and I think you’ll find some routes.

      Where are you looking to go? I’ll keep an eye out for you.

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