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[Expired] [Fare Alert] East Coast to Rome for $1,869 Round-trip in Business

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Update: The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available.

Who doesn’t love fresh pasta and ancient ruins? We certainly do, which is why we were so excited to find this fare deal — which can take you from numerous East Coast cities to Rome for under $2,000 in business class, even in the summer months.

Let’s take a look.

Fare Deal — Details

This fare deal comes courtesy of Icelandair, whose business class more closely resembles domestic first class rather than the fancy options we normally see. However, it isn’t often that you find flights to Rome for less than $2,000, and it’s even more uncommon to find these deals during the summer. We don’t expect this pricing to last, so if you’re interested you’ll want to jump on it.

  • Class: Business
  • Routes: New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Washington D.C. (IAD, BWI), Chicago (ORD)
  • Dates: January 2023, June to November 2023
  • Rates: As low as $1,869 round-trip

The cheapest rates we found featured flights from New York (JFK) to Rome (FCO)

JFK FCO cash rate
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You’ll also find options from Boston (BOS), which costs just a little bit more.

BOS FCO cash rate
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Even Chicago (ORD) is included in this sale:

ORD FCO cash rate
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Best Ways To Book

You’ll find the cheapest rates for these flights when using an online travel agency (OTA). However, be aware that, while these may save you some money, it can be very difficult to navigate flight changes or cancellations with third parties in the event something goes awry. Still, if this is the option that you choose, be sure to use a card that’ll maximize your spend. As an example, the Chase Sapphire Reserve® earns 3x Ultimate Rewards on all travel purchases, including airfare booked via OTAs.

If you’d rather avoid the hassle and book directly with the airline, both The Platinum Card® from American Express (up to $500,000 in purchases per year) and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express earn 5x Membership Rewards points per $1 spent.

We value Amex points at 2.2 cents apiece, so you’d receive an 11% return on your flight if using one of these cards.

Hot Tip: Check out our guide to recommended websites and apps that offer flight deal alerts to make sure you don’t miss out on the next great travel deal!

Final Thoughts

Although Icelandair doesn’t have the best international business class product, it can still get you from Point A to Point B with relative comfort. We don’t often see discounted routes to Rome, so if this is something you’re interested in, be sure to jump on it quickly!

 

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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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