We’ve been seeing tons of affordable economy fares between the United States and Europe. There’s dirt cheap fares popping up on low cost carriers, like this Norwegian Air flight I wrote about recently, as well as competitively priced roundtrips ($300 to $500) on normal airlines where you’re not restricted by the amount of luggage you can bring.
The sign up bonus from the Barclaycard Arrival Plus is more than enough to cover these cheap roundtrips to Europe. With your leftover Arrival miles you can cover accommodation, low cost carriers to hop around Europe, trains, etc.
Arrival miles essentially offset any travel expense greater than $100 inside your Barclaycard account within 120 days of the purchase, like any flight (no blackouts). Here is How to Redeem Arrival Miles. 50,000 Arrival miles, the current (limited time) sign up bonus offer for the Barclaycard Arrival Plus, plus the Arrival miles you’ll earn meeting the minimum spending requirement (6,000 for $3,000 dollars) is worth $560 if you redeem on travel expenses.
We all want to be the first to know about a cheap plane ticket as these things sell out fast or the price shoots up. Follow these Twitter accounts for timely updates of the best airfare deals. Whenever you see us publish something about cheap airfare, chances are the news came from one of these guys.
The Three Twitter Accounts to Follow For Cheap Airfare
All three accounts have an example of a tweet underneath from within the last 24 hours. Those are cheap tickets!
Secret Flying and The Flight deal appear to be more focused on international airfare while Airfarewatchdog has many more tweets (in the last three days for example, five times as many as Secret Flying) about domestic fares.
— Secret Flying (@SecretFlying) January 27, 2017
I like how you can display deals by continent on Secret Flying’s website.
— The Flight Deal (@TheFlightDeal) January 27, 2017
Here’s The Flight Deal’s website, which I like because you can filter deals by your origin city in the United States. There’s also quite a few helpful travel tips in the destinations drop down menu on the main toolbar.
— airfarewatchdog (@airfarewatchdog) January 27, 2017
Here’s Airfarewatchdog’s website.
You can also set an alert for a specific city pair on Airfarewatchdog’s website that will email you when an especially cheap fare rolls around (for free).
For notifications about cheap airfare, follow Secret Flying, The Flight Deal, and Airfarewatchdog on Twitter.
There have been some incredible fares over the last few months of sub $500 roundtrip fares to Europe and those sources will keep you in the know. You can open one credit card, the Barclaycard Arrival Plus, to completely cover your airfare and in some circumstances have statement credits leftover to help cover accommodation, low cost carriers for travel within Europe, or any other typical travel expense.
For a limited time, the Barclaycard Arrival Plus is offering with 70,000 bonus Arrival miles after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 90 days. Arrival miles are perfect for covering cheap economy flights when miles aren’t worth spending, award taxes/fees, Airbnb’s, hotels, etc because they’re redeemed in the form of travel expense statement credits.
You’ll earn 80,000 Arrival miles after meeting the minimum spending requirement of $3,000 in three months for the sign up bonus (70K), as every dollar spent earns two Arrival miles. That’s $800 in travel statement credits. You could probably book two people roundtrip to Europe for that much!
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