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Hi,

Looking for possible deals on plane tickets from Phoenix to Ireland sometime this November.

Maybe looking on possibly visiting Europe via Spain prior to returning back.

Any possible deals on this right now that anyone can recommend?

Thanks.

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Get yourself a credit card and just use miles

(which card, or cards, will depend a bit on if you're taking anyone with you, what your typical spending is like, etc but typically something like the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Plus, or the Amex PRG are good to start with)


For ireland in particular the sweet spot is usually Boston to Dublin on Aer Lingus using avios... Business class, round trip, (normally a $3000 ticket in cash) is only 62.5k Avios... which is about what you can get from a single credit card signup.

You can fly 2 people in economy for about the same amount.

So now you're just needing to get from Phoenix to Boston (which you can also do with miles if you get a second card, or are going alone in economy with the extra from the first card).
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Quote from Knightshade View Post :
Get yourself a credit card and just use miles

(which card, or cards, will depend a bit on if you're taking anyone with you, what your typical spending is like, etc but typically something like the Chase Sapphire Preferred, Ink Plus, or the Amex PRG are good to start with)


For ireland in particular the sweet spot is usually Boston to Dublin on Aer Lingus using avios... Business class, round trip, (normally a $3000 ticket in cash) is only 62.5k Avios... which is about what you can get from a single credit card signup.

You can fly 2 people in economy for about the same amount.

So now you're just needing to get from Phoenix to Boston (which you can also do with miles if you get a second card, or are going alone in economy with the extra from the first card).
I have credit cards (I have US Airways card which has ~130k AA miles) and also have the CSP which has roughly 75k rewards points on it.

Trying to find the best way to book it as I will be booking two tickets most likely.

I'll take a look at the PHX-BOS-DUB connections.

Thanks.
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There were some crazy cheap fares Nov-Jan the other day. I noticed a deal to Dublin via TheFlightDeal twitter, posted 5/19 but was gone 5/20 ($314 DC or $461 ORD)!. But that was RT and you are probably looking for into Dublin & back from the mainland.

LMK if you've had luck booking something. I am looking for my daughter-just graduated college & plans to backpack for 6 weeks around Europe. You can book domestic one ways but it seems for Europe you need to book roundtrip to get a decent fare. I was considering the BOS option but she cant get to BOS nonstop.
I am looking at WOW to Iceland. They do offer one way & are cheap, but kill you on luggage (11# free carry on, $50 checked). My son went there from BOS for a long weekend.
I'm going to see if she wants to do that w/a stopover in Iceland, then on to Dublin one way. But it needs to be booked separately. U can book RT w/a stopover.
You do plan to fly back to the US from the mainland, right (not Ireland or UK)? You can get cheap flights to the mainland on Ryanair (Irish--$$$ bag fees) or Vueling (Spanish airline). EasyJet is also cheap and I think they might be Italian?

PS-interested in info the Eurorail pass if anyone has used it? It is $$ @$700/month for students but offers flexibility.
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