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[Expired] [Award Alert] Wide-Open Availability to Italy for 54k Miles Round-Trip in Economy This Summer

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Despite what you’re told, it’s not too late to book that trip to Southern Italy (or elsewhere in Europe!) this summer.

The team at Upgraded Points just found widespread availability on an array of routes from the U.S. during peak travel months — here’s how you can book.

Award Deal — Details

Flights to Europe — especially to Italy — are notoriously expensive during the summer. You can expect to pay north of $2,000 for flights, and most likely, you’ll be sitting back in economy!

Rather, you should be redeeming points and miles with this latest award deal we found. There’s plenty of availability to Rome and Venice this summer, even from smaller U.S. cities:

  • Class: Economy
  • Routes: Many U.S. cities to Rome (FCO) and Venice (VCE)
  • Airline: American Airlines
  • Cost: As low as 54,000 miles round-trip
  • Dates: June through August 2024
  • Seats: Available for up to 9 passengers

The cheapest possible way to book these flights is through American Airlines AAdvantage. This program has flights for 27,000 miles one-way from virtually anywhere that American flies.

For example, you can book this nonstop flight from New York (JFK) to Rome (FCO) for 27,000 miles and just $5.60 in taxes and fees.

American Airlines New York Rome
Image Credit: American Airlines
Hot Tip:

While business class deals to Italy are much harder to find during the summer, you can see that some flights are bookable for just 62,000 AAdvantage miles. Be sure to play around with the fare calendar if you’re flexible on travel dates.

No worries if you’re not based near an airport with nonstop flights to Italy. You can book easy 1-stop connections out of American’s major hubs for the same 27,000-mile rate, like this flight from Raleigh-Durham (RDU) to Venice (VCE):

American Airlines Raleigh Venice

This same deal applies even way out from the West Coast — check out this route from San Diego (SAN) to Rome (FCO):

American Airlines San Diego Rome
Image Credit: American Airlines

How To Earn American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

This is a fantastic deal for American loyalists who are flush with AAdvantage miles, as you can book round-trip flights at this record-low rate.

If you want to earn AAdvantage miles, remember that you can transfer Bilt Rewards points at a 1:1 ratio. Otherwise, you can transfer Marriott Bonvoy points at a less desirable 3:1 rate, or purchase AAdvantage miles with up to a 30% discount.

Final Thoughts

These deals never last very long. If you’ve been eyeing a trip to Italy this summer and have the miles ready to go, you’ll want to take advantage of one of the best award rates we’ve seen recently!

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With a degree in media and journalism, Stella has been in the points and miles game for more than 6 years. She most recently worked as a Corporate Communications Analyst for JetBlue. Find her work in The New York Times, USA Today, and more.

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