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American Airlines is offering roundtrip economy flights starting at $400 from numerous cities in the United States to Amsterdam. Available travel dates span from the mid November of this year through April 2018. Many of the flights have a connection in Philadelphia.


  1. What city pairs are available?
  2. When are the cheap fares?
  3. Mileage Earning
  4. Baggage Allowance

Available City Pairs

You’ll find the the cheap fares to the Netherlands from…

  • Los Angeles (starting at $405)
  • Atlanta (starting at $405)
  • Boston (starting at $412)
  • Fort Lauderdale (starting at $416)
  • Seattle (starting at $415)
  • New York City (starting at $422)

When are the cheap fares?

The easiest place to find these fares is on Google Flights. Depending on the city, available travel dates span from mid November through April. Secret Flying has many example travel dates listed that they have found.

I brought up the following using Google Flights Flexible dates tool to show prices of possible weeklong trips.

You can’t purchase tickets directly on Google Flights, but after finding the fare you’ll be given links to follow for purchase through the airline. You may find slightly cheaper fares on, but keep in mind you may not receive the same kind of customer service as you would from an airline directly in the case of intervening circumstances.

Mileage Earning

You need to know the fare class when looking up how many redeemable miles cash flights earn, which you can find using ITA Matrix. The American Airlines flight is in fare class O.

Assuming you have no status, you’ll earn 5 American Airlines miles per dollar spent. For this ticket that means you’ll earn between 2,025 and 2,110 American Airlines miles, depending on which route you fly.

But you don’t have to credit your butt-in-seat miles to AAdvantage. Here’s how the process of crediting to a partner works.

If you opted to credit to Alaska Airlines, for example, you’d earn around 3,057 Alaska miles flying from Seattle to Amsterdam roundtrip. is also a valuable tool to bookmark for help figuring out where to credit your redeemable miles earned for a cash ticket.

Baggage Allowance

You get a free personal item and free carry on, as well as one free checked bag up to 50 pounds each.

Photo by Bert Kaufmann
Photo byBert Kaufmann

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Hat Tip Secret Flying