American Airlines posted fares on Friday June 17 for New York JFK to Milan MXP at $504 round trip Sep-March. Delta matches today with $502 to $527 round trip fares for travel Sep to May 2017, except Dec 9-Jan 8 and April 1-24.
Delta Air Lines New York JFK – Milan MXP
$501.86 Tue Sep 6 – Fri Sep 16
For American Airlines flyers there is a two countries for one fare flying Finnair JFK – Helsinki HEL with an 8:50am arrival in Helsinki and departure at 8am the next day. Considering there are 19 hours of daylight mid-July in Helsinki and it is not dark until close to midnight, you can sleep and still have time to tour Helsinki before your flight the next day.
American Airlines ticket for FinnAir flights outbound JFK-HEL-MXP and American Airlines nonstop MXP-JFK.
$575.76 Tue July 12 – Wed July 20
JFK-HEL-MXP-JFK = 9,326 flight miles. For July flights AAdvantage members earn 100% flight miles as redeemable miles, even for FinnAir economy Q flight segment AY 793, but only 50% EQM for the FinnAir coded flight segment for a total 8,719 elite qualifying miles. Good deal to visit Helsinki and Milan on a single low fare summer ticket before AAdvantage goes revenue-based.