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Europe may allow fully vaccinated Americans to visit starting this summer.
It’s a good time to start planning a European trip with your points, miles, and credit card rewards.
Some airline programs offer award sweet spots that can help you save your hard-earned miles.
Read Insider’s guide to the best travel rewards credit cards.
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This summer is looking up for those of us who’ve been missing European travel. The European Union may soon allow fully vaccinated American tourists to visit, though we don’t have an exact timeframe yet. Even so, three new European routes are scheduled between Delta and United, so it’s a great time to start planning a trip — especially if you’ve gotten (or will soon get) your COVID-19 vaccine.
Travel looks very different than it did a year ago, and a lot has changed within the points and miles world, too. We’ve seen more transfer partners added to bank programs, brand-new credit cards, additional spending credits and bonuses, and best-ever welcome offers — and the disappearance of certain award chart sweet spots. But it’s still easy to fly to Europe cheaply using your credit card rewards points and loyalty program miles.
It’s finally time to start thinking about a European vacation. Here’s how to fly to Europe for a fraction of the usual cost using points and miles.
The best ways to get cheap flights to Europe with points and miles
Before the pandemic, there were lots of options to fly to Europe using points and miles. Even though travel has been on pause for over a year, there are still great ways to get cheap flights. Let’s look at what still …read more