Cheap Transatlantic Airfares from $250 Roundtrip Including Tax

Via Flyertalk, there are some great fares to Europe on American Airlines (as Iberia codeshares), such as JFK – Paris for $288 roundtrip, all-in.. slightly less to Milan.. and DC to New York to Madrid for about $350.

Dan’s Deals has written up the fare as well:

Bookable on Travelocity.

This is valid for many dates. Post the ones you find! And be sure to post if you find other valid cities!

Sample valid dates: 03/24/11-03/29/11.

JFK-Milan is $251 with tax for those dates.

JFK-Brussels is $283 with tax for those dates.

JFK-Paris is $291 with tax for those dates.

The flight is sold as an Iberia codeshare, but it will on AA.

Now, the codeshares are a bit annoying as I don’t expect them to earn full mileage. Iberia flights between the US and Spain earn 100% miles on discounted fares, but if you fly say New York – MIlan on American Airlines but with an Iberia flight number it may be treated as an Iberia flight that isn’t to Spain and give only 30% miles.

Still, it’s a cheap way to Europe and back for anyone in New York and potentially from other East Coast cities as well.

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Comments

  1. You are correct Gary – if it’s booked with a IB codeshared number, you’ll earn only 30% of the miles on non-USSpain flights, even though you’re on AA (or any other airline) metal.

  2. Does anyone know what % credit one gets if one provides the BA number instead of AA or IB frequent flyer number?
    TIA,

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