Hot Deal: $467 Flights From New York To Milan!

Update: After disappearing for a few weeks, this fare is back at an even lower price. Look for flights to Milan for ~$430 through the end of schedule!

Via The Flight Deal, American is offering cheap flights to Europe this Spring and Fall on their New York to Milan flight. We’ve seen similar prices offered by Emirates in recent months, but this is this first oneworld fare I’ve seen.

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Star Alliance has limited dates at ~$530, and SkyTeam isn’t matching that I can tell, but that could change, so those loyalists may want to keep an eye on this route.

Fare rules & availability

Inventory actually looks really good for this fare, but there are some restrictions:

  • Departures must be Sunday through Wednesday
  • Return flights must be Monday through Thursday
  • A 7-day minimum stay is required

The best way to search is by using Google Flights. This fare seems to be available through mid-May, and then again September through next February.

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This books into O inventory, and while we (stupidly) don’t know what mileage earning will look like in the latter half of the year with AAdvantage, at present you’d earn 7,990 miles with either American or Alaska, in addition to any elite bonuses.

Connecting onwards

Milan is convenient to all of Italy by train (or even Tuscany by car for the brave), and it’s easy to get to most of Europe by rail as well.

Milan Centrale train station

Malpensa airport is an easy 45 minutes by train from the city center, but if you’re thinking of heading into the Lake District you can go directly from the airport, which is nice.

Keep in mind British Airways still offers 4,500 Avios awards for short flights within Europe, and even longer flights can be a great deal. BA pays the bulk of the taxes and fuel surcharges on their “Reward Flight Saver” awards, so destinations throughout Europe are pretty reasonable.

What about Executive Platinum upgrades?

I see some dates with no confirmable upgrade space, and others with 5+ available seats, so it depends. You may not be able to confirm in advance, but this route shouldn’t be too tough for upgrades.

This route is operated by one of American’s reconfigured 767-300’s, which features a 1-2-1 configuration in business class:

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American 767-300 business class

Hold, then discuss!

While we’ve been spoiled by ~$500 fares to Asia, this is still a very good price for tickets to Europe (particularly if you want to go to Europe instead of Asia).

These fares won’t last, so if you’re interested I’d hop on these as soon as possible. Keep in mind that in most cases American allows 24 hour holds on tickets, so you can always hold a ticket while you decide.

If I hadn’t already booked revenue tickets to Europe for Fall and used all my system-wides in the process I would absolutely be jumping on this fare.

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Milan city center

Anyone heading to gelato Europe on this fare?

Comments

  1. These days few flights go out from MXP, but LIN, that’s my point.
    Anyway, Milan is a nice place to drop in so I’d be grad to have MXP/LIN connection.

  2. I put flights on hold. I can use MXP to connect elsewhere same day since it arrives early enough and overnight in MXP before flying back stateside. My friends and I can probably plan to see 2-3 different cities in Europe.

    If this happens, I think its my first time flying internationally on a US airline in a looooooooooong time.

  3. Economy? Agh. They don’t do mistakes any more?

    Now, if there was a massive sale on CCS-MIA-LHR, I could go there, transfer via LHR express, Tube, and LGW express to Gatwick, and take easyJet to Belfast.

    Maybe CCS-MIA-LHR-BFS will be the next mistake fare. I can always dream.

    If there are EVER any hot deals / mistakes to Europe in 2017… well, I need to do a few GCSE’S in May and June 🙂

  4. I failed to mention, that it seems to be roundtrip. Yes. $100 tickets to SXM.

    United also has $580 rojndtrip flights Dallas to Shanghai and Delta has $672 roundtrip Washington DC to Singapore.

  5. You can fly between NYC/DFW/LAX and GRU for about US$300 r.t. these days on AA, so this deal doesn’t seem that great by comparison.

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