Update: No more translating from Italian!
You can now save 25% right on the Alitalia USA site!
Use the following “E-Coupon” code on the Alitalia USA site after selecting your flights: SPECIAL
JFK to Tel Aviv on most dates (like 12/02-12/10 for example) will be $763.80 round-trip with tax.
Miami to Tel Aviv (on 01/20-01/31 for example) will be $729.30 round-trip with tax.
You can save 25% on tickets booked on Alitalia.it.
The site is in Italian but you can just open the page using Google’s Chrome browser and it will translate the page to English. You can also have the english version of Alitalia.com open in a different browser to help you as the sites are very similar.
Use the following “E-Coupon” code on the Alitalia Italy site after selecting your flights: PROMO
Travel must be booked by 10/26 and begin between 11/05/12 and 03/27/13.
Blackout dates are 12/20/12-01/06/13.
For example searching for JFK-Tel Aviv on 12/02-12/10 the regular Alitalia site prices the ticket out at $1,018.40. The Italian site prices it at €780.82 which is currently $1,017.38. With 25% off it is €589.37 which is currently $767.93.
Use a card like Sapphire Preferred to earn 2.14 miles per dollar and pay no foreign exchange fees. Or you may want to use Freedom even though it has a 3% foreign exchange fee because this quarter you earn over 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar on airfare (up to $1,500).
Want to find cheap flights with flexible dates? You can even search for flights from your closest departure airports to anywhere in Europe! Just type in an airport and use the nearby airports functionality and increase the default mileage range and then select all of them! You will want to uncheck “allow airport changes” if you don’t want it to search for flights that arrive in one city and leave from another.
Using that feature I found flights from JFK to Madrid from 11/21-11/29 for €360.54 after the 25% off or about $469 round-trip with tax.
Post a comment with other deals you find!
Read about using ITA Software here and use the following advanced routing code to limit the calendar search to only Alitalia flights: AZ+
Remember to use the code in both the departure and return fields.
Once you find a deal on ITA just plugin those dates onto the Alitalia site.