It seems like every time we post an amazing sale to Europe like the one from yesterday, the deeper we dive, the more destinations we find with discounts.

Spain continues to be one of the treasure troves of terrific flight deals and while Barcelona (BCN) and Madrid (MAD) fares regularly dip low its rare for us to see flights to smaller Spanish cities and islands drop to below $250 on major carriers like American, Iberia, and British Airways!

Flights to both the Canary and Balearic Islands are on sale from New York at these insanely low prices, while other U.S. airports are seeing price drops to mainland Spain. Even neighboring Portugal is getting in on the action between select city-t0-city pairs.

Have a look below at our list of sample fares to see what's available from your nearest departure airport.

Travel Availability

Travel days vary slightly by the route, but for the most part, you'll see availability leaving Sunday through Wednesday, with returns available Tuesday through Friday.

Departures from the USA are available on select dates from late October through the end of the booking calendar in March/April 2020. Flights in September can usually be found for $70 more, which is still some spectacular value for that time of the year.

On select city-to-city pairings, a nonstop option may only be available on one leg of the journey at these prices. 7-day minimum stay required.

Peak holiday travel times in late December and early January are blacked out.

Sale Period

This sale is unadvertised, and fares may jump at any moment. Try many different sites if you are finding prices jumping as inventory is going quickly and may still be available on another booking engine.

Sample Fares

New York-JFK to Madrid $224 roundtrip, nonstop

New York-JFK to Palma, Mallorca $236 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Gran Canaria $237 roundtrip

Newark to Madrid $239 roundtrip

Boston to Bilbao $241 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Alicante $242 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Bilbao $242 roundtrip

Boston to Oporto, Portugal $244 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Ibiza $247 roundtrip

Newark to Valencia $250 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Valencia $252 roundtrip

Boston to Madrid $273 roundtrip, nonstop

New York-JFK to Barcelona $289 roundtrip, nonstop

New York-JFK to Tenerife $308 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Barcelona $344 roundtrip

San Francisco to Barcelona $344 roundtrip

Miami to Barcelona $349 roundtrip, nonstop

Ft. Lauderdale to Barcelona $364 roundtrip

Boston to Lisbon, Portugal $381 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Madrid $408 roundtrip

Santa Ana to Madrid $408 roundtrip


These are Basic Economy or Economy Light fares, which include a carry-on bag plus a small personal item. A checked bag costs $60 each way.

Seat Assignments

Seats will be assigned at random upon check-in for these prices. You may be able to pay a fee to choose a specific seat.

Related: Today's Best Flight Deals to Europe

Alternate Fares

The upgrade to a standard Economy fare varies by dates and route. Some routes/dates are only $140-$180 extra. Certain dates could be much more. This type of fare includes one free checked bag, advanced seat assignments, and allows ticket changes/upgrades for a fee.

Example Booking

As an example, I found a flight departing New York JFK on Tuesday, November 12, returning from Tenerife TFS on Wednesday, November 27, for $308 roundtrip.

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