Jun172016

July AAdvantage fares $707 Boston to Lisbon, JFK to Porto. AA, DL $615-$644 Aug-Oct

Low July fares to Lisbon and Oporto OPO, Portugal are available with American Airlines at $707 to $709 round trip for flights from Boston or New York JFK. These July tickets are about $520 base fares earning around 8,300 redeemable miles for AAdvantage elite members before the August 1 change to revenue earning for redeemable miles or around 7,500 AAdvantage miles for non-elites. Same AA tickets from August 1 on will earn only 2,600 miles on this fare for non-elites.

Prices drop to as low as $615 for departures from late August through October.

Iberia will fly you Boston to Oporto, Portugal in July for $632 round trip, which is a great price for a ticket to Europe in July, but the best AA ticket I found only includes one codeshare flight segment for BOS-MAD outbound and other flights are Iberia flight numbers earning only 25% redeemable miles and 50% EQM.

New York JFK – Oporto is $707.36 round trip with AA operated flights both ways across the Atlantic JFK-MAD-JFK and MAD-OPO Iberia coded flights These tickets in July earn over 7,300 redeemable AAdvantage miles compared to fewer than 3,000 miles for non-elite members from August 1 onward for $615 round trip ticket.

These fares were found between 9:00pm-10:00pm ET, Fri June 17.

American Airlines New York JFK – Madrid MAD – Porto OPO

$707.36 Sunday July 3 – Tuesday July 12

JFK-OPO $709 AA July3-12

AA flights JFK-MAD-JFK = 7,177 flight miles.

MAD-OPO-MAD = 546 flight miles x .25 AAdvantage credit = 136 miles for non elites and 250 miles for elite members.

American Airlines Boston – Philadelphia – Lisbon – New York – Philadelphia – Boston

$713.36 round trip Tue July 12 – Tue July 19

BOS-LIS $713 AA July 12-19

BOS-PHL-LIS-PHL-LGA-BOS = 7,481 flight miles.

AAdvantage elite members earn 500 miles minimum for three of five flight segments raising the total to 8,326 AAdvantage redeemable miles for a July flight.

Iberia will fly you Boston to Oporto in July for $632 round tip via Madrid if you simply want a low mid-summer fare to Portugal.

Both American and Delta have low fares in the $600s for travel from August into October.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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