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[Expired] [Deal Alert] U.S. To Europe From 88k Points Round-trip [9 Award Seats!]

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The Alps are calling with this fantastic drop of award seats from Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) and the carrier’s nonstop route from New York (JFK) to Geneva (GVA). Even if you’re not interested in visiting this famously stunning country, you can always use these flights to position to Europe and then take a cheap cash flight elsewhere.

Here are all of the details on this latest deal alert!

Fare Details

We found tons of award availability for these nonstop flights, which are operated by SWISS. On many of these dates, there are up to 9 seats available — even during spring break!

  • Class: Business
  • Routes: New York (JFK) to Geneva (GVA) round-trip
  • Dates: November 2023 to April 2024
  • Rates: As few as 88,000 miles round-trip

The absolute cheapest cost in miles is going to be through ANA, which will charge you just 88,000 miles round-trip. However, Swiss levies very high surcharges, and ANA passes those on.

ANA JFK GVA
Image Credit: ANA

If you don’t want to fork out $1,800 in fees for your flight — although it’s still a discount as these exact flights run $3,500+ — you can instead book with Aeroplan points. You’ll pay 60,000 points one-way and Aeroplan will charge you just ~$56 in taxes and fees.

AeroplaN JFK GVA
Image Credit: Aeroplan

Note that Chase currently has a 20% transfer bonus to Aeroplan, which means your total cost will be just 100,000 miles round-trip.

Otherwise, Avianca Lifemiles charges 63,000 miles one-way, which can be a good option for those with Citi credit cards.

Avianca Lifemiles JFK GVA
Image Credit: Avianca Lifemiles

Best Ways To Book

If you’re looking to spend the fewest miles possible, you’ll want to book with ANA since it’ll cost just 88,000 miles round-trip. However, be aware that you’ll be on the hook for those massive surcharges.

Instead, consider booking with Air Canada’s Aeroplan. Although it’s pricier at 60,000 one-way (or 120,000 round-trip), you’ll save approximately $1,700 but pay 32,000 more miles. Aeroplan points are easy to earn since they partner with most major transferable point currencies. This includes American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Capital One miles, and Bilt Rewards, all of which transfer at a 1:1 ratio.

Chase is also currently running a 20% transfer bonus to Aeroplan, which means you’ll be able to book these flights for just 50,000 miles one-way when using your Chase points.

Otherwise, those wanting to use Citi ThankYou Rewards can book with Avianca Lifemiles, which will charge 63,000 miles one-way and also skips out on surcharges.

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Check out our guide to the best websites for flight deal alerts to ensure you don’t miss out on the next great travel deal!

Final Thoughts

It’s rare that we see so many award seats available on flights, especially to Europe. If you’re looking to book, do yourself a favor and jump on this now before it disappears!

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About Carissa Rawson

Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.

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