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Finnair is offering $390 roundtrips from New York to Copenhagen, Denmark in the Fall and Spring.

Contents

  1. When are the cheap fares?
  2. Mileage Earning
  3. Baggage Allowance
  4. Best Credit Card to Buy the Ticket

When are the cheap fares?

The easiest way to see the cheap fares is on ITA Matrix. The lowest Finnair fares show up there as $410 roundtrip, like these in the first half of March.

Those same fares show up as only $390, though, on mytrip.com when you search the dates you’ve found.

I also found cheap dates in October, so search any time in the next 11 months you’d like to fly and maybe you’ll get these sub-$400 fares.

Mileage Earning

These are O fares, which American Airlines and British Airways both offer 25% mileage earning on. That means you can earn 2,337 American Airlines AAdvantage miles or British Airways Avios.

Baggage Allowance

Finnair is not a low cost carrier, so you get a free personal item, a free carry on, and a free checked bag.

Best Way to Buy the Ticket

You should buy this ticket with the Barclaycard Arrival Plus. The card comes with 50,000 Arrival miles after spending $3,000 on the card in the first 90 days. Arrival miles can be redeemed for 1 cent each toward any travel expense, so the bonus alone will more than cover this roundtrip to Iceland. Learn How to Redeem Arrival Miles.

With the Arrival Plus, you don’t even have to wait to meet the minimum spending requirement before you spend the miles. Open an Arrival Plus, put whatever cash tickets on the card you want now to help you meet the minimum spending requirement, and then redeem Arrival miles within 120 days to offset the charges.

Don’t have the Arrival Plus card? Put it on whatever card you have travel statement credits for, like the Sapphire Reserve or Citi Prestige. Don’t have any travel statements credits to earn? Check out the Best Credit Card to Buy Airfare if you’re concerned with earning more rewards. Check out our series on the travel protection benefits of popular rewards cards if you’re more concerned with travel insurance.

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