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Deal alert: Fly business class to Italy this fall from $1,800 round trip

If you’ve been thinking of saying “ciao” to Italy, now is a great time to book your trip. You’ll be able to fly comfortably from multiple U.S. cities in business class with round-trip prices starting at $1,800. These deals are available starting at the end of the summer and they run through next spring; however, …

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There has never been a better time to go to Italy and say “ciao” to the country. From a variety of US cities, you’ll be able to fly in business class for just $1,800 round-trip.

In November, we’re seeing the greatest number of these business-class discount deals available to customers. If you want to visit Italy, we think late fall is a great time because the summer heat will have dissipated. In addition, seasonal specialties like mushrooms, chestnuts, and wild game, as well as staples like local bread, pizza, and pasta, are best enjoyed during this time.

Be sure to check with your favorite airlines to see if they are participating in this promotion. Turkish Airlines offers a two-day layover in Turkey, so you can visit Istanbul on your way to Rome, Milan, Florence, or Venice. Alternatively, you can take a direct flight from Istanbul to Rome, Milan, Florence, or Venice.

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Airlines include: Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, La Compagnie, and ITA..

There are flights from Boston, Newark, New York City, San Francisco, San Jose, and Washington, DC to Italy’s major cities: Bologna (Florence), Milan (Milan), Naples (Napoli), and Rome.

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To make a reservation, use Google Flights and go straight to the airline’s website.

From August 2022 to May 2023, I’ll be on the road.

Scott’s Cheap Flights was the first to alert us to this deal, so we’re grateful. Premium membership costs $49 per year, while Elite membership costs $199 per year. First- and business-class tickets can be purchased at discounted rates through the latter.

If you can, be as flexible as possible with your travel plans, because this will almost always lead to lower prices.

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Flights to test out

To get to Milan from Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, D.C., we found a TAP deal that was almost half off the regular business-class fare. Milan is a convenient starting point for trips to other popular Italian cities, including Venice, Florence, and Lake Como. If you’re interested in learning more about Milan, check out The Last Supper, the Duomo’s roof, or the apertivo hour, when you can sample some snacks and cocktails.

San Francisco to Rome for less than $2,200 is another route with significant discounts and multiple airline options. This represents a saving of nearly 40% off regular business-class fares.

You can easily get to Tuscany by train from Bologna, a central Italian city that’s just a short distance from Florence. It’s also just a short drive to either Rome or Milan. Travelers can save 36% on a round-trip flight from Boston to Bologna in business class if they leave in the first few weeks of spring.

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Purchase as much as possible.

When booking directly with the airline or through American Express Travel, the Platinum Card® from American Express will give you 5 points per dollar, the Citi Prestige® Card will give you 5 points per dollar, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve will give you 3 points per dollar, and the American Express® Gold Card will give you 3 points per dollar.

The gist of the matter

Save up for an Italian vacation and fly in style with one of these business-class airfare deals. Flights to Italy from many US cities are best in late fall, but deals are available throughout the winter and spring as well.

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With the reopening of states, eating at a restaurant is no longer just a matter of picking it up at the curb. As for dining out, make sure you use a credit card that will give you the best possible rewards and discounts. You may even be able to get a free meal at your favorite restaurant thanks to temporary card bonuses and changes due to the coronavirus. Dining out, taking out, and ordering in are all great ways to get the most out of your credit card.

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