What makes this deal is that you can fly from many U.S. cities – Chicago, San Francisco, Washington Dulles, New York, Boston and Miami – to much of Europe, for a price in the $300s roundtrip and it isn’t basic economy – the fare includes a seat assignment and a checked bag. And it’s on TAP Air Portugal, a Star Alliance airline, so you can even credit the miles to Air Canada if you wish.
With this fare you can fly to Manchester, London, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Dublin, Madrid, Milan, Nice, Oslo, Rome, Paris, Stockholm, Venice, Vienna and more – even Moscow or Casablanca.
And if you wish – fly into one European city, and back from another:
Or make it a ‘double open jaw’ out of one city in Europe, back from another, returning to a different city in the U.S.
A Saturday night stay is required, A free stopover is permitted in Lisbon.
While the fare has a $300 change fee and is non-refundable, the first change is allowed for free if made 3 or more days prior to outbound travel. This sale ends July 27.
Vienna Hofburg Imperial Palace at night, Copyright tomas1111 / 123RF Stock Photo
The one caution is that TAP Air Portugal has been terrible with refunds during the pandemic. If things get bad again with Covid in Europe, air travel dries up, and TAP cancels its flights – expect a credit rather than a refund. You’ll find yourself fighting via credit card issuer and Department of Transportation to get your money back. This is hardly the base case, but something to be aware of.